Donna Becker and Nicholas Reno
September 19, 2023 OSS Hub

One Small Step conversation partners Donna Becker (74) and Nicholas Reno (35) talk about their experiences with gun ownership in their families, and address their concerns with what the right level of legislation is for them. They bond over their...

Allison Briscoe-Smith and Sue Lani Madsen
September 15, 2023 OSS Hub

One Small Step conversation partners Allison Briscoe-Smith (46) and Sue Lani Madsen (67) talk about how political labels and identity labels don't always get to the nuance of a person, and share stories about how they're teaching the younger generations...

Thia Embers and Alexander Koch

One Small Step conversation partners Thia Embers (59) and Alexander "Alex" Koch (39) talk about the shared experiences of alcoholism, switching political parties and feeling "marooned," and the importance of local community.

Sebastian Chavez and Carmen Alean

Sebastian Chavez (24) talks to his grandmother Carmen Alean [no age given] about their Peruvian heritage, their memories of food and cooking, and their involvement in the Queens Night Market community.

Jennifer Justice & Kirsten Lavery

Jennifer shares her story with Kirsten of how through a series of unfortunate events she went from "supermom" to dealing with an opiate addiction and living on the streets. While on the streets she got pregnant with her third child....

Allan Bergano and Dorothy Cordova

Allan Bergano (70) speaks to his Auntie Dorothy Cordova (91) about their experience as members of the Filipino-American community in Seattle, Washington. Allan shares his experience with bussing during school integration in Seattle and Dorothy reflects on her work as...

Tracy Shaughnessy and Gail Mondoux

Tracy Shaughnessy [no age given] discusses with her childhood friend Gail Mondoux [no age given] her tumultuous childhood being adopted by alcoholic parents and her experience as a white student attending a predominately black school through Seattle's desegregation bussing programs.

Diane Hayes Powers and Destiny McLurkin

Diane Hayes Powers (69) speaks to her daughter Destiny McLurkin (39) about being a part of Seattle's bussing program during school desegregation. Diane speaks about the challenges she faced as a Black student at a majority white school and how...

Della Kostelnik Juarez and Julia Juarez-Kostelnik

Della Kostelnik Juarez (61) tells her daughter Julia Juarez-Kostelnik (22) about her experiences participating in a voluntary bussing/racial transfer program as an elementary school student in Seattle. Della describes how being the only white kid in a predominantly Black school...