Our country is home to millions of people. Each one of us is unique, and we’re all part of the American story.

PBS American Portrait asked people all over the country to submit their individual stories by responding to one of a number of thought provoking prompts. Whether it’s joy or sorrow, triumph or hardship, family traditions followed for decades or just the morning school run, this is a picture of life as it was really lived. American Portrait gives us a glimpse into the lives of people across the country and helps their stories be heard.

The project started here, on this website, and extended to also include:

Your story is our story, and it’s all part of PBS American Portrait.