“If you don’t go through the bad times, you don’t know what good times are.”

I interviewed my AVID high school teacher and began by asking her about a life changing event, leading to her story and how it affected her and some advice for students on what she’s learned.

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Lita Albuquerque and Jasmine Albuquerque-Croissant

Lita Albuquerque [no age given] talks with her daughter and artistic collaborator, Jasmine Albuquerque-Croissant (36), about her experience of dance and choreography, what it means to leave a "passing imprint" through art, and how motherhood has influenced their careers.

Jenny and Emma talk about the jumper Jenny’s grandmother made her that she never wanted to wear.

“The jumper had a little bib on it…like overalls, but not like overalls.” When Jenny (on the right) is in middle school, her grandmother, a tailor, makes her an ill-fated jumper. Despite hiding it in the back of her closet,...

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Melissa Landfield and Eileen Greenbaum

Melissa Landfield (34) and her mother, Eileen Greenbaum (69), talk about growing up with art in their lives, the influence of Eileen's mother, Helen Greenbaum, who became a painter later in life, and Eileen becoming a sculptor after she retired...

People of the Rio Grande Valley Border Towns: Mitch

People of the Rio Grande Valley: Mitch. Artist Mitch Darte and I talk about the loss of her Mother and how it propelled her into her flourishing career in painting. Mitch was a high school art teacher, and after losing...

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Erin Miller and Ginny Cady

Erin Miller (42) talks with her mother Ginny Cady (69) about Ginny’s experience losing her mother at seven years old, how that affected her childhood and how she honors her mother through her own mothering style. Ginny recounts memorable moments...

Never stop believing…

Mother, daughter interview discussing teenage pregnancy, decision making, and the notion of never stop believing in yourself.