The life of Evelyn Brunson

In this interview we dive into the life and struggles of Evelyn Brunson. Evelyn is currently a student at Houston Christian University. She hopes to provide motivation and hope to those like her.

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Donald Harner and Amy Akao

One Small Step conversation partners Donald (Don) Harner (51) and Amy Akao (41), talk about their experiences on September 11, 2001 (this interview was conducted September 11, 2021), what the idea of “equality” means to them, and how the events...

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected addiction in America?

Jose Sanchez speaks to us on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected social and familial relationships, his socioeconomic status, and his drug addiction.

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Marie Santiago and Danny Santiago

Spouses Marie Santiago (31) and Danny Santiago (33) sit down for a conversation about the highs and lows of the years that they have spent together and offer some of the wisdom that they have gained along the way.

“…. to say that it didn’t impact me, would be a lie”

Interviewer: Who were the people in your life that had alcohol abuse — or drug abuse ? Anonymous: my aunt, my uncle, and my other uncle. Interviewer: And what happened with your aunt and two uncles? Anonymous: My aunt and...

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Natasha Herring and Milton Washington

Friends Natasha Herring (47) and Milton Washington [no age given] discuss their origins of inspiration as writers. They begin the conversation with how they met as writers and the similarities between their experiences as children who experienced housing instability/being orphans....

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Garey Higgins and Jordan Minnis

One Small Step Partner's Garey "Alex" Higgins (26) and Jordan Minnis (33) spend an hour discussing life in their shared hometown, mental health, and their stances on various hot button issues.

Drug Abuse and Childhood Trauma

Abby Fisette speaks on how her parent's substance abuse effected her upbringing and her current life trajectory.

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.

A conversation with my grandmother

Please, If you have suffered from abuse or anything. PLEASE DON'T LISTEN, THERE IS HEAVY TOPICS IN THIS INTERVIEW. Me and my grandmother spoke about her past, growing up with her father who went to a boarding school. We both...

Emily Nelson & Scott Acord

Emily discusses growing up with a substance-abusing mother, and how this led to her won struggles with abandonment issues. She also talks about running away, dealing with depression and methamphetamine addiction as a teenager and ultimately her recovery from addiction.

“It just didn’t feel right to me so I just wanted to start a new leaf”

(Shane) Hello my name is Shane Wilborn. I️ AM a 19-year-old college student. Today is November 10th and I️ am interviewing my uncle Ricky in reference to a recovering drug addict for my story corps project. We are recording this...

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Janet [No Name Given] and Betsy Haddad

One Small Step partners Janet [No Name Given] (37) and Betsy Haddad (55) discuss pressure to have children, the affects of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth's behavioral health, and navigating drug use as a parent.