Meet Jordan our latest intern!

What attracts you about being an intern for Celebrate Living History?
I was attracted to Celebrate living history mostly because I have a passion for storytelling. I enjoy creative expression in all its forms, and CLH would let me use that passion for a good cause. Interviewing seniors also sounded interesting, especially as recently I’ve been discovering new and interesting things about seniors in my own family, details about their lives that I’ve never thought to question before, and the impact those decisions and actions have had on my family and my own life. CLH just seemed to be a natural pick.

Who is an older person that you admire and why?

I admire my grandmother, who has spent most of her life acting as a carer in one way or another. After my mother and her siblings were all grown up and out of the house, my nan decided that she wanted to help people, and has worked as an assisted living carer for elderly people who have incapacities, like dementia. This has always been something I’ve admired about her, helping people who need it.

If you could jump into a time machine what era would you visit and why? 

I would have to say either the renaissance period or the 1980’s. For the Renaissance, seeing the massive leaps forward in almost every creative field, from art to literature, would be amazing. Seeing Shakespeare performed at the Globe for the first time, or a bit further back and seeing Da Vinci’s paintings being unveiled would be absolutely incredible. Almost the same reason for the 1980’s, really. There were so many defining pop culture icons in that decade, I can only imagine seeing E.T. for the first time in theatres or listening to new Michael Jackson songs as they were released.