Rachael Cerrotti

Rachael Cerrotti is an award-winning photographer, writer, educator and producer. Her work explores the intergenerational impact of migration and memory. She currently works as an audio producer and digital storyteller with USC Shoah Foundation.

In 2019, Rachael released her first podcast — We Share The Same Sky. It was the first-ever narrative podcast based on a Holocaust survivor’s testimony and tells the story of her decade-long journey to retrace her grandmother’s war story. We Share The Same Sky was listed as one of the best podcasts of the year by HuffPost, a Reader’s Pick by Vulture Magazine and as a “Show We Love” by Apple Podcasts; it is now being taught in high school classrooms around the world. Her memoir by the same name was published in August of 2021 by Blackstone Publishing, and is available in hardcover, ebook and audio, and in paperback in August 2022.

After the sudden loss of her young husband in 2016, Rachael began Welcome to Widowhood, an ongoing portrait series that tells the stories of women under 40 who have lost their partners. She continues to tell her own grief story on Instagram with #nowawidowstillawife.  

In summer of 2022, Rachael launched her new podcast, The Memory Generation.

Rachael has been published and featured by NPR, PRI’s The WorldKind World, WBUR, GBH, The Boston GlobeImages & Voices of Hope, The Times of Israel and various other publications throughout Israel, Europe and the United States. In 2017, Rachael was the subject of an award-winning multimedia series produced by WBUR, Boston’s NPR station, titled Beyond Sides of History. She holds a degree in Communications from Temple University and is an alumnus of The Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has completed educator’s seminars with Yad Vashem and Facing History & Ourselves.

Rachael has worked in over a dozen countries and is currently based in Maine.

For more about Rachael, go to www.rachaelcerrotti.com

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