Memoir After seeing an innocent remark posted online about a photo, Rebecca Beardsall went in search of a woman she never met. A stunning journey through time, Rebecca Beardsall’s My Place in the Spiral weaves together photography, feminism, and literary criticism. In her dynamic multi-genre, hybrid text that investigates the way our pasts inform our future selves, Beardsall opens up the family photo album to search for answers. The result is an intriguing journey through family dynamics, religion, and mother-daughter relationships. Threads of familial connection come together in My Place in the Spiral, creating an understanding of how our lives mirror a spiral. Bearing witness to experiences reverberating through generations, Beardsall explores the echoes of time between the present and the past, family and self, rootedness and displacement.