“I felt like I was cheated out of my childhood”

The topic of deportation is something that’s talked about on the daily by many, but no one knows how it actually feels for a loved one that’s forcefully taken away from their home after having made a life for themselves...

Lamique Haynie and Kemali Green

Kemali Green, CHS staff person, interviews Lamique Haynie (21) about growing up in Bed Stuy, his community and family, and his experiences with the criminal justice system. Lamique also shares talks about his plans for the future and being a...

Michael Guest and Kemali Green

Michael Guest (52) talks about growing up in Newark, the challenges he faced, his experiences on the streets and being incarcerated. He describes being at Rikers and how his family keeps him strong.

A Man Who Loves His Dog

John Mark is my uncle. He has a head injury from a ladder falling on him when he was a carpenter, and he can no longer work due too diablity. He talks about the 6 months spent in jail, and...

Jumell Davis and Kemali Green

Jumell Davis (23) is interviewed by Kemali Green (28), CHS staff person, about his childhood in the Bronx and the challenges he faced, including losing his older brother and friends to gun violence.

Davaughntae Williams and Cameron Stokes

Davaughntae Williams (29) talks about growing up in the Bronx, leaving his home at fourteen, his experiences with incarceration and frustration trying to leave the system. He also shares his goals for the future.

Charlene Saner and Jose Garth
November 25, 2020 OSS Hub

In their One Small Step conversation, Charlene Saner [no age given] and Jose Garth (38) talk about what "old school" Republicanism looks like and where public support from the government fits in with community support for neighbors in need.

Christopher Ransom and Kemali Green

Christopher (29) talks about his childhood in Brooklyn, being adopted, his involvement with the justice system and being incarcerated. He reflects on his family, missing in-person visitation and his dreams for the future.

Aunt Wanda (sibling number #8)

My Aunt wanda had a few choice words for the tourists flooding Floridas beaches, Governor DeSantis and Donald Trump. When it comes to the virus she refuses to go down without a fight. Aunt Wanda has entered "Walking Dead Mode"...

Jeannine Widener’s StoryCorps interview with Michelle Nichols at the Elyria, Ohio YWCA.

I interviewed Michelle Nichols and asked her questions about her life experiences. She revealed parts of her life I was not expecting. My advice when conducting a StoryCorps interview with someone you know little about is....... "Everyone has untold stories...

Crystal Lafontaine and Hugo Rene Alvarado Palomo

Crystal LaFontaine (24) and her boyfriend Hugo Alvarado (54) discuss their respective backgrounds and histories with drug addiction, their memories of living together in the Five Points neighborhood of Detroit, their experiences overcoming addiction, and their new home together in...