The Grief of Losing an Idol

On November 27th, 2017, Charlie Ruderman interviewed his mother Catherine Smith to learn about her childhood and what it was like to lose a loved one. Throughout the interview, Catherine describes her childhood in the 1970’s San Fernando Valley. This...

Tough times don’t last, but tough people do.

Tenth grader Rachael Daniel shares some of the struggles in her life, how she has overcome them and allowed them to make her a stronger, better person.

“I was brought up to be resilient to different environments”

Everyone has an "origin story" of how and where they began. I interviewed my mother, Pamela Leung about her early life and the experiences that influenced her to become the loving and caring mother she is today. This interview chronicles...

My mother, Claudia Hortua, shares stories from her upbringing.

I interview my mother about her childhood in Colombia, coming to America, adopting a new culture, and the many lessons life has taught her. She shares experiences and people that have shaped her into the strong woman she is today.

The Life and Wisdom of Diana Prinz

Diana tells her life story, speaking of family, addiction and recovery, incarceration and reentry, challenges and resilience, and shares words of wisdom gained through hard-fought experience.