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In the beginning 

It's taken years to reach this point, to finally pull together this online space in order to honour older people in Wales. 

The aim has always been to find a way to make older people more visible, to share their voices, their experiences and their  lives more widely. How can this be done?  What tools that I have at my disposal as a  Social Scientist  can be used? What ethical and political impulses are pushing me to explore new ways of doing things? What am I learning from spending time with our Elders?  

Over the coming months, as I snatch time to add a new story or watch again the small collection of stories now online (http://www.wales-praisesongs.org), I hope to be able to share a little of the journey that has led to both this website as well as a significant shift in how I approach research, the tools I am now reaching for, and the  shifting focus of my activism.