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About soulbelly

Soulbelly is a place to tell your story. Everyone has one. It might be a moment or a lifetime. Soulbelly creates multimedia keepsakes to preserve your most beloved story, whether a love letter to your child, a piece of history, or just a single memory. 

What does "Soulbelly" mean? It's your soul's gas tank, the feeling you get when your spirit is full. It's love, connection, hope, and change. Sometimes it's scary, sometimes it's romantic. But it always begins with your story. 

Soulbelly founder Stephanie Buck is a professional storyteller. She has worked as a journalist for a decade, reporting on everything from tech to fashion, between New York and San Francisco, but her most cherished stories celebrate the human spirit. She's overjoyed to be back in her hometown Sacramento. 

 

Stephanie’s published work:

How to take a break from your phone and why to do it more often (Travel + Leisure)

How to survive a trip when your travel partner is your complete opposite (AFAR)

The secret to being happier is slowing down (Travel + Leisure)

Home on the Grange: The young chef shaping farm-to-fork cuisine (Sacramento Magazine)

The corner of California you’ve never been to has junipers, waterfalls, and unbelievably starry skies (Travel + Leisure)

California millennials are diving into politics in the age of Trump (Quartz)

Spaghetti straps and Sacramento pride: Inside the Oscar party at Greta Gerwig’s high school (Vanity Fair)

Is unplugging the new luxury reserved for the elite? (Travel + Leisure)

If you loved Lady Bird, here’s your insider’s guide to Sacramento (Travel + Leisure)

How I plan to keep traveling after losing my job (Travel + Leisure)

This niche generation within the Baby Boom is a highly coveted—and persuadable—voting bloc (Timeline)

The ‘rape in cyber space’ from 25 years ago posed problems we still haven’t solved today (Timeline)

New York City penthouses were originally built for servants, until rooftop gentrification moved in (Timeline)

We don’t care about this entire generation of Americans, but they’re pretty used to it by now (Timeline)

The most modern woman of Medieval Europe was a queen by birth, a warrior and murderer by legend (Timeline)

California’s ‘number one citizen’ was a white supremacist, and he founded a state university (Timeline)

How mobile devices killed the classic hangout spot for millennials (Timeline)

The first American settlers cut down millions of trees to deliberately engineer climate change (Timeline)

Japan’s ‘crow tribe’ is the reason everyone started wearing black in New York (Timeline)

When this hotel skywalk collapsed, it was one of the deadliest structural failures in US history (Timeline)

This African American woman invented your home security system (Timeline)

The reason you answer work email on the weekend is actually 500 years old (Timeline)

During the internment, Japanese American teens created this heartbreaking scrapbook about camp life (Timeline)

The ingenious story of how Fiestaware invaded the Baby Boomer kitchen (Timeline)

The weird, rabid history of the Cabbage Patch craze (Timeline)

This black woman rode across America in 1930. On a Harley. (Timeline)

Zazous: What punk culture meant in World War II France (Timeline)

Our parents discovered leisure. We killed it. (Timeline)

The sexist, toxic history of douching (Timeline)

Monica Lewinsky: ‘Shame is an industry and the currency is clicks’ (Mashable)

The right to pee in peace: How do we design a trans-sensitive bathroom? (Mashable)

If you don’t believe the rape victim, chances are you’re wrong (Mashable)

Women, you don’t have to be loud to be good leaders (Mashable)

When ‘Facebook official’ isn’t enough (Mashable)

How 1 billion people are coping with death and Facebook (Mashable)