Rachael R.

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Rachael Rifkin is a Long Beach, California-based writer and personal historian whose work focuses on using storytelling, surprise, and the things we have in common, to connect and create community. She once recreated eight photos of her ancestors in order to highlight the things we all have in common with the people who came before us.

She has written for Good Housekeeping, Parents Magazine, Shondaland, The Progressive, Family Tree Magazine, Next Avenue, Romper, Today’s Parent, Narratively, 23andMe, MyHeritage, and more.

She’s been helping people write their family stories, war service experiences, travel adventures, multigenerational family business histories, and legacy letters since 2009. She enjoys learning and writing about pretty much anything, especially when it’s related to family, parenting, social justice, and health and wellness.