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...

Christina Cipriani Xavier with Amanda Berry for Stonewall OutLoud

Christina tells Amanda about growing up in Brooklyn, coming out at 14, navigating life with parents who never accepted her sexuality, creating a chosen family, deciding to have a child in the 80s, and later struggling for custody as a...

The Truths of Bertille Terri Schantz

I interviewed my biggest role model and mother, Terri Schantz. Terri grew up in democratic rural Iowa with a politically active and very republican mother and a father who was a world war 2 veteran. She learned and abided by...

Rahman Thomas interviewing his wonderful mother, Bilquis Thomas, about her life

Bilquis begins with a powerful message for listeners. She continues on to detail her history with her family, and her childhood experiences. She then transitions towards her experience with her own immediate family. Bilquis reflects on her aspirations as an...

Kirk Alave asks his mom, Genevieve Alave, about her life as a young mother in the Philippines.

The Interview was taken in Chicago, Illinois on June 3rd, 2018. Genevieve Alave recollects her past as a mother towards her son Kirk Alave, explaining how she met his father during her 18th birthday party. She explains how her life...

My mothers story

My mother talked about her life and her childhood. After asking her personal questions about her past, she began to shed tears remembering what she lived through to give us everything. Towards the end of the interview, Both of my...