my mom

funny stories from childhood and good and bad memories plus lots of wisdom for future generations to appreciate

Jaxson Brown and Shira Smillie

Conversation partners Jaxson Brown (21) and Shira Smillie (26) discuss Jaxson’s journey coming out as transgender, navigating trauma, and being himself. Jaxson also talks about the queer community in Colorado Springs and about advocating for change.

Interviewing my dad

I interviewed my dad to see what it was like for him to go from South Africa to America to a settled down life

Kate Getchell and Dan Berkeley

Dan Berkeley (72) shares stories with his daughter Kate Getchell (41) about their family and his life, particularly his adventures in his late teens and early twenties.

Joyce Aubrey and Cay Jurgensen

Cay Jurgensen (75) interviews her friend Joyce Aubrey (83) about Joyce’s memoir Beyond Aftershocks, childhood sexual trauma, and Joyce’s nonprofit organization, Finding Our Voices.

Alex Hernandez Interviews Elaine Kyle About Her Childhood At Colorado Springs

When I interviewed Elaine Kyle, we talked about her childhood and how different it was than how it was today. She talked about her parents and how she grew up. She also contexted that it she remembered the days of...

World Changer Interview

We talked about my dad and his job and him being a world changer.

Truths In Our Stories

On May 20th, 2019 Emma Law interviews her mother, Dawn law, in Superior Colorado asking about her life experiences from the late 1900s into the 2000s. Dawn describes growing up in a mostly white neighborhood in Canandaigua, New York. She...

You’re a good person?

“I do attempt to be a good person 24-7.” In this interview, recorded on January 2nd, 2019, Piers Pozil (14) interviewed Johnny Simpson (75) in Aspen, Colorado, and asked him how his past experiences shaped him to make him who...

Waltraud Kuerschner and Ariana Kramer

Waltraud Kuerschner (80) speaks with her daughter Ariana Kramer (51) about the places she has lived and her life experiences.

Charles Ewing on Immigration and Ancestry

Charles Ewing discusses the values of his ancestors. He also speaks about his views on immigration.

Moni Hernandez and Evelyn Strom

Friends and fellow entrepreneurs Moni Hernandez [no age given] and Evelyn Strom [no age given] share a conversation about their life paths, Latino culture and community in Colorado, and how they serve those around them.

Thomas Misiewicz: The Thanksgiving Birthday

We talked about her past and how she lived and wants her life to be.

Stella Hodgkins, Theophilus Gregory, and William Hybl

Colleagues Stella Hodgkins (48), Theophilus Gregory (69), and William “Bill” J. Hybl [no age given] come together to discuss their impact-focused work at the El Pomar Foundation, particularly their dedication to convening and empowering communities of color.

Mom’s World

My mother, Laura Dattilo, tells us about her greatest influences and her most important life lessons that have been carried out through her life.

Helene Van Manen, Juniper Stulb, and Scarlett Stulb

Helene Van Menen [no age given] and her grandchildren Juniper Stulb [no age given] and Scarlett Stub [no age given] discuss Juniper and Scarlett’s father having cancer, their childhood, the COVID-19 pandemic, and their future career paths.

TerryJosiah Sharpe and Kristen Sharpe

TerryJosiah Sharpe (39) and Kristen Sharpe (33) discuss the leap of faith they took in moving from San Diego, California, to Colorado Springs, Colorado.

True Crime – JonBenet Ramsey

We talked about my mom’s experience with the JonBenet Ramsey case.

Kathy Chudoba and Bruce McCormick

Friends Kathy Chudoba (68) and Bruce McCormick (66) discuss their involvement in the Logan, Utah, community, specifically at the organization Loaves and Fishes.

Ezri Peterson talks to her grandmother Betty Peterson about her family

In this interview, recorded November 28 2022 in Denver, Colorado Ezri Peterson (15) interviews her grandmother Betty Peterson about the origins of her side of the family. Betty shares that her grandparents had come from Russia. She also says that...

Nana raises, teaches, and sets examples for kids.

I talked to Nana about her childhood and her being raised with four brothers! She talked about setting examples for her brothers and the students she taught being a Sunday School teacher and a piano teacher. We talked about her...