One family, many different cultures.

A grandmother and granddaughter have a conversasion about their cultures and the way their family members grew up. They share stories and memories about their childhood and how they came to be who they are

Rosalie Kenward talks with her father, Mark Kenward about his childhood, their family, and life before she was born.

The interview is conducted by Rosalie Kenward (17) with her father Mark Kenward (50). It was recorded in Oakland, California in November 2017. They discuss childhood, moving, family dynamics, the divorce of his parents and the lessons learned from traumatic...

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Lisa Williams and Sharon Cooper

Lisa Williams (56) talks with her colleague Sharon Cooper (68) about her work in the military and the federal government, and how that influenced her work at Living Water, which provides refuge and resources to women and girls who are...

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Ambassador Dr. Sharron J. Brown"How I found the power of my voice"

In this interview, conducted on June 15, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. LC Myles Jr. (73) interviews his wife Ambassador Dr. Sharron J. Brown (51) about her childhood in the city of Memphis and her journey though Human Trafficking. She...

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Scott Acord and Kris Gould

Scott Acord (58) interviews his colleague Kris Gould (58) about her childhood, moving to New York City and her experiences on September 11th.

“There was this socially isolated, “Bitch”, that I had to be to protect my vulnerable self”.

A 33 year-old artist retells his story of surviving child sexual abuse, and the role the trauma played in his growth & development.

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Meaghan Young and Céire Smyth Martínez

One Small Step partners, Meaghan Young (42) and Céire Smyth Martínez (41) discuss the importance of human rights, their respective journey's with grief, and their hopes for the future.

Angela tells her life story, from having an above average intelligence to a devastating brain injury.

Angela was born with an above average intelligence, reading her first novel by age five, beginning college at eight, and receiving her doctorate by 18. After a 25-year career in the military, she experienced various explosions, one of which, in...

Reflections on shared journalism trauma

Janet Brindle Reddick joined the Orlando Sentinel the week of three tragic major national news events. She's taking some time off to heal, and discusses the aspects of identifying as a journalist while not necessarily in the newsroom with Nicole...

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Margaret Woody and Claudia Marshel

One Small Step conversation partners Margaret Woody (62) and Claudia Marshel (59) discuss their upbringings and how politics have influenced their lives.

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Marion Masada and Charlene Kiyuna

Charlene Kiyuna (67) interviews her friend Marion Masada (87) about her childhood experience of being imprisoned in a Japanese internment camp during WWII and the subsequent struggles she faced after her and her family were released.

Sarah Gray & Jack Delaney, Blood Transfusion Recipient & Formerly Anonymous Blood Donor "Everyone deserves it."

Sarah Gray, age 47, (Washington DC) blood transfusion recipient, interviews Jack Delaney (61), one of the 10 anonymous strangers who donated 1 of the units of the blood she received during childbirth in 2010. "I'd like to make a new...

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I interviewed my maternal grandfather about his childhood. He told me about his family and and what it was like to grow up and meet his wife and start his family.

The Need for AED and CPR Training

Samantha Blake talks with her mother, Dawn Blake about her heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest of 2006 and her advocacy for AED and CPR training across the country.

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M Storm and Lauren T

Survivor M Storm (49) talks to her therapist, Lauren T (25), about what led her to Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS) and why she chooses joy. M gives advice to others who might be in domestic violent situations and talks...

Shari Small & Scott Acord talk about faith

Shari shares with Scott about her faith in Jesus and how it has given her strength to move beyond some of the childhood traumas.

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Rhonda Sanco and Laura Coleman

Coworkers Rhonda Sanco (60) and Laura Coleman (57) talk about the work they are doing at Araminta Freedom Initiative to help vulnerable children and end child sex trafficking.

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Maya Hale and Christopher Mason-Hale

Siblings Maya Hale (24) and Christopher Mason-Hale (29) discuss Chris's quadriplegia, and how the accident that caused it has affected their lives.

The Proof is in the Pandemic (Part 1)

Honest vulnerability made Shyla and I fast friends when we met in Southeast Asia, far from our Southern roots. I also became a fan of her writing (under the pseudonym S.M. Holland) and took this opportunity to discuss "Get In...

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Katelyn Jurney and Renee’ Sites-Erwin

Friends and colleagues Katelyn Jurney (30) and Renee’ Sites-Erwin (48) share a conversation about advocating for people who are deaf and hard of hearing. They talk about the importance of both language and cultural access to public services and about...