We all feel so ordinary, but we are extraordinary too.

We persevere to overcome misfortune.

We pass along our values to the next generation.

We inspire those around us.

Meet Joyce

A personal note from Joyce …

I love telling people’s stories.

It’s meaningful.

I’m thankful that so many people are brave and trust me with their stories. I’ve been in the storytelling business for 40 years. Much of my career was in community journalism including as Publisher/Editor of Fayette Woman magazine in Fayette County, Georgia. Every month, we profiled a “cover girl.” We interviewed her, shined a light on her accomplishments, and discovered what she meant to those around her. We told her story.

No one particular story was bigger, better, or braver than any other. Each was unique and wonderful.

Some women awed us with a sweet spirit and warm humor that lifted our hearts. Some inspired us with their passion and determination. Some revealed an amazing strength of human spirit by overcoming seemingly impossible obstacles. These women never sought the limelight. They viewed their dedication to family, volunteer efforts, and career accomplishments as part of a normal, ordinary life. But I believe people matter – more than they realize. 

We all feel so ordinary, but we are extraordinary too.

We persevere to overcome misfortune.

We pass along our values to the next generation.

We inspire those around us.

Meet Joyce

A personal note from Joyce …

I love telling people’s stories.

It’s meaningful.

I’m thankful that so many people are brave and trust me with their stories. I’ve been in the storytelling business for 40 years. Much of my career was in community journalism including as Publisher/Editor of Fayette Woman magazine in Fayette County, Georgia. Every month, we profiled a “cover girl.” We interviewed her, shined a light on her accomplishments, and discovered what she meant to those around her. We told her story.

No one particular story was bigger, better, or braver than any other. Each was unique and wonderful.

Some women awed us with a sweet spirit and warm humor that lifted our hearts. Some inspired us with their passion and determination. Some revealed an amazing strength of human spirit by overcoming seemingly impossible obstacles. These women never sought the limelight. They viewed their dedication to family, volunteer efforts, and career accomplishments as part of a normal, ordinary life. But I believe people matter – more than they realize. 

“The reveal” was always a special moment. Every month, we presented the magazine to our cover girl. I call this the reveal. One, in particular, stands out. The woman we profiled that month has done it all. She’s respected, competent, confident, successful. She has many huge accomplishments to her credit. But when we handed her that magazine, she fell apart. All because we recognized her. At that moment, I understood how important validation is to all of us, and how little we get in our everyday lives. And it struck me – I realized that giving recognition and validation is my job. In that moment, I understood how much it means to tell someone’s story and how meaningful my work is.

When I tell other people’s stories, I know my life has meaning. When I tell their stories, I’m helping them to see a big picture of their life: How far they’ve come. What they’ve accomplished. How much they mean to others.

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My Story

How I Got Started

Joyce Beverly has been telling people’s stories for decades. In fact, she’ll say it’s been her mission “forever”! While some memoir writers focus on the rich and famous, Joyce loves to capture the story of neighbors, friends, and regular people in our community – people she refers to as everyday heroes. Joyce fervently believes every person has a story, your story is important, and you must share it.
Joyce honed her interviewing, writing, and storytelling skills during her 40 years as a community journalist. She began writing professionally in high school, working for her hometown newspaper: The Jefferson Reporter. At age 27, Joyce purchased the newspaper. As owner/publisher, her vision and creative energy breathed fresh air into this critical community lifeline, which had been founded in 1905. Soon thereafter, Joyce purchased The News & Farmer, the oldest continuously published weekly paper in the state.
Later, when Joyce took the helm as publisher/editor of Fayette Woman – a high-quality monthly magazine serving Fayette County, Georgia – she mastered her storytelling ability during her 18-year tenure with this successful publication. Today, as founder and chief storyographer of My Storyographer, Joyce relishes the opportunity to tell the story of many everyday heroes.
Joyce honed her interviewing, writing, and storytelling skills during her 40 years as a community journalist. She began writing professionally in high school, working for her hometown newspaper: The Jefferson Reporter. At age 27, Joyce purchased the newspaper. As owner/publisher, her vision and creative energy breathed fresh air into this critical community lifeline, which had been founded in 1905. Soon thereafter, Joyce purchased The News & Farmer, the oldest continuously published weekly paper in the state.
Later, when Joyce took the helm as publisher/editor of Fayette Woman – a high-quality monthly magazine serving Fayette County, Georgia – she mastered her storytelling ability during her 18-year tenure with this successful publication. Today, as founder and chief storyographer of My Storyographer, Joyce relishes the opportunity to tell the story of many everyday heroes.

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