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...

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...

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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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...

“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.

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

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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.

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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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.

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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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Anthony Reyes and Jude Buckley

Anthony (38) talks to his friend Jude (58) about his experience as an NYPD officer during the 9/11 attacks. He remembers the atmosphere of the day and his actions as a first responder. He also talks about the ongoing health...

Ms. Douglas’s child birth traumas

In this interview, conducted in November 17th , 2017, in Lincoln Park High School, Chicago, Illinois, Biljana Tanceva (16) interviews her Law teacher Miss Douglas (53) about her childhood and the beginning of her adulthood. Miss Douglas shares her story...

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Ann Meredith and Leah Juliett

Friends and colleagues Ann Meredith (73) and Leah Juliett (24) discuss their relationships with their gender and sexual identities, talk about the effects of past trauma, and discuss their work as artists.

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Marcy McKay and Mark McKay

Spouses Marcy McKay (54) and Mark McKay (54) remember the house fire that changed their lives.

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David Durovy and Peggy Gup

One Small Step conversation partners, David Durovy (71) and Peggy Watts Gup (67), discuss their experiences as adoptive and foster parents. Peggy talks about being a life-long activist how the 2016 election prompted her to make major changes in her...

One last question- out of body experience

Last question for Grandpa. He remembers being burnt as a two and a half-year-old and seeing himself from above his own body.

Jacqueline Smith and Alison Leras

Jacqueline and Alison discuss Jacqueline's journey to becoming a Home Health Social worker, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted her patients and herself.

A conversation with Britny Horton

Sitting down with my dear friend, Actor, Britny Horton, as she discusses her journey through college all the while working in the industry. She discusses her proudest moments as a year third year MFA student and some challenging moments.

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Tricialee Friedman and Ava Ahmadbeigi

Tricialee Friedman (31) talks with her new friend Ava Ahmadbeigi (26) about her family history and personal history with depression and trauma. They talk about the lore surrounding her father's alleged death or disappearance and how that has influenced her...

Surviving World War ll

Jenna Genzel interviewed Archie Fagan on November 30, 2019 in New Jersey, USA. Archie Fagan, a 93 year old World War ll veteran, proudly served the United States during World War ll. He explains how he experienced multiple significant events...

“Give Them Grace”

This interview is about getting to know a friends occupation and how she works and helps adopted children (specifically those with trauma in their life) and their family.

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Harriet Mentzer and Gail Greener

Harriet Mantzer (67) talks with her friend, Gail Greener (59) about her time as a hospice nurse, caring for cancer patients, and delivering babies. She shares about being a rancher and the death of her seventeen-year-old daughter.