It all started when Dana decided to look up her family name online and to her surprise, she made some discoveries of her family’s history and the incredible lives they had lived that sparked something in her. Ever since she has devoted her life to helping others like her find the hidden stories of their ancestors. She thought to herself “If my ancestors had a story to tell in the archives, so must so many others. And yet, their stories weren’t being told.”

She imagined what a difference it would make if we broke down the myths of forgotten pasts so she launched Ancestors Unknown. The prospect of revealing these revelations to younger audiences and empowering them to embrace their history and identity continues to drive her today.

I got an opportunity to talk to her about all this and her journey to embracing her identity by discovering her history. Take a listen below.