Cheryl Svensson is a psychologist and gerontologist. She has worked for more than 25 years to help others write their life stories. She is the director of the Birren Center for Autobiographical Studies, www.guidedautobiography.com , and has co-authored the book, Writing Your Legacy: The Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting Your Life Story. Since 2009, she has trained nearly 600 Guided Autobiography (GAB) instructors in 31 countries to offer groups in the GAB life story writing method. Cheryl is passionate about the power of writing and sharing life stories to change lives, create community, and build a more equitable world.