Living Outloud

Amy has lived her life with the intention of making the world a better place by being there for others in whatever way she can – as a gay woman, a mother, a neighbor, community member and friend.

Julie Kaufman and Beth Wright for Stonewall OutLoud

Beth and Julie tell Karen about falling in love at Oberlin College, moving to California and later Chicago for graduate school, finding a welcoming Episcopalian church, having a ceremony, beginning their journey to have children during the AIDS epidemic, becoming...

Talk about you

I ask my mom about her life and what she thinks about it.

A Morning Coffee and an Evening Chai

As an international student at RU, my parents live 8 hours ahead of me, in terms of time difference. This geographical distance makes every minute I talk to them important, no matter how mundane the conversation may seem. While I...

Listening & NonVerbal Comm (4/30)

We discussed experiences throughout my mom’s life that shaped who she is as a person today.

Faith: I didn’t want her, but I needed her.

At the age of 20, I was pregnant and determined to have an abortion, but my dad encouraged me to keep Faith. Ever since that choice, my life has been filled with a good love from the most authentic person...

My Mother -Longer-

Questions include childhood memories, family, growth, and what it means to be a mom.

Nita’s Point of View

Hearing about my mother’s life from her point of view.

Leilani Ferguson and her grandma Salud Mangahis talk about her immigration to the United States and her experiences

In this over the phone interview, recorded in November 2018 in San Diego, California, Leilani Ferguson (16) interviews her grandma, or Lola, Salud Mangahis (75) about her settlement into the United States from the Philippines and her family upbringing. Mrs....