“Everything Just Came Crashing Down”: A Mother and Daughter Grapple With Homelessness

Ten years ago, Sandy Baker left her troubled marriage. Using what money she could scrape together, Sandy checked into a motel with her teenage daughter, Ashley. They were homeless for the next two and a half years. Recently, they came...

After Giving Up Baby, Reunion Sparks Second Chance at Motherhood

Janie Bush was just 19 years old in 1968 when she discovered she was expecting a child. After careful consideration, she decided to give her daughter up for adoption. In 2014, Janie came to StoryCorps in Dallas, Texas with her...

Grandma B.

My grandma described where and how she grew up, and also talked about some things she’s learned while doing so.

Tanai Benard & Dezmond Floyd

On February 14, 2018, a gunman shot and killed 17 people and injured 17 more at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, making it one of the deadliest school shootings in United States history. This has heightened the...