How One Nomad Finds Truth in Vulnerability

Neal Steeno’s life is like a movie.

After graduating from college, Neal lived out of a car in the Arizona desert. Neal introduced himself to a stranger in a cafe who gave him the best advice of his life. That day, Neal quit his job and hopped on a plane to pursue his love of film.

Neal ventured to Vietnam to produce the film Naneek which traces a vet’s journey back to Vietnam to confront his difficult emotions. Neal has a knack for telling people’s stories, especially honest stories that reveal vulnerability and truth.

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4 More Ways to Use Backstory

A couple of weeks ago we hit a Backstory milestone with our 75,000th Backstory. Now, we’d like to highlight even more of the amazing people using Backstory on their pages. Whether or not you’ve added your Backstory, we hope these pages serve as inspiration for how you can use yours to tell your complete story.

In our header photo, we have Ilana Rooderkerk, an actress turned political scientist from the Netherlands. While her bio reveals much of her story, Ilana’s Backstory give her more space to go into depth about each of her current roles, (including some continuing studies!) and lays out her fascinating career path!

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