Tracy Hall and Mary Balkema

Colleagues and One Small Step partners Tracy Hall (50) and Mary Balkema (55) talk about their careers in local politics, their perspectives on public service, and the life lessons they have taken away from their work.

Grandma Cypress takes on a Questionnaire

Today I (Sophia Morales) interviewed my grandma, Cypress Morales, who is 74 years old. We talked about her words of wisdom, her lessons learned in life, some of her happiest memories, and what her childhood was like. This interview took...

Connie Williams and Lance Friend

One Small Step partners Connie Williams (68) and Lance Friend (49) talk about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their lives, the importance of middle ground, and the political climate of the United States today.

Robin Slemenda and Liz Wessel

Robin shared about her life journey with living her life as a vocation and the influence her mother had on her life. She was a pillar of strength. Her mom modeled a life of generous giving to help some of...

Carrie Kilpatrick-White, Christi Crowley and Therese Lewandowski

Christi and Carrie share about some of the tender, joyful, healing moments of Camp Erin to provide a safe and loving place for children who have lost a loved one to be with other children and teens who are also...

Angela Filipiak and Sydney Connor

Coworkers Angela “Angie” Filipiak (43) and Sydney Connor (31) talk about how they take care of their mental health in their work as nurses.

Bob Ballas and Beth Moeller for the Griswold Home Care Resilience Project: Eye on the Prize

2020-08-27 19:18:27 Bob Ballas, Commander of the New Fairfield CT Veterans Association and Beth Moeller of Griswold Home Care Fairfield County, sat down to discuss characteristics that foster resiliency in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Learn how a focus...

Nicholas Piediscalzi and Christy Hightower

Nick Piediscalzi, a retired minister, talks about what brought him to Peace United Church of Christ in Santa Cruz California. He admires the active, lively congregation here where people are not afraid to be vulnerable in church. Nick explains: “In...

Angie Phares and Carol Wheeler

In their One Small Step conversation, Angie Phares (47) and Carol Wheeler (51) talk about being registered as Independent in Pennsylvania, and the consequences of not being allowed to vote in the primaries.

Phyllis Rosen and Isabella Gonzalez

New friends and conversation partners Phyllis Rosen (74) and Bella Gonzalez (25) discuss Phyllis' experience with abortion, the impact of her trauma, the evolution of her trauma over time, the healing process, and what it means to tell abortion stories...

"I see you. I hear you. And I ache for you."

In May 2020, communities across the United States were emerging from shelter-at-home measures put in place to stem the COVID-19 pandemic. In Minneapolis, George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, was killed when a white police officer kneeled on his neck...

Struggles to Opportunity with Sofie LaFratta and Gail Orzechowski

Gail interviewed Sofie LaFratta about her diagnosis of Type One Diabetes and how it opened up opportunities in her life, specifically how it gave her the motivation to attend Nursing School. She opens up about the importance of vulnerability and...

Maternal Influence Interview

An authentic interview with my mother about the joy and heartache that comes with being a women, mother and everything in between.

Andrew Walker and Jennifer Walker

Partners Andrew Walker [no age given] and Jennifer Walker (50) share their love story and talk about why they decided to leave the Mormon faith.

Struggles to Opportunity with Gail Orzechowski and Sofie LaFratta

Sofie LaFratta interviewed Gail Orzechowski about how growing up with a sister with severe autism translated into her future career as an elementary school teacher. She opens up about the importance of vulnerability and how being vulnerable created a lot...

Christena Pyle and Neisha Tweed Bell

Christena J. Pyle (35), founder of the Ad Color conference, speaks with her close friend, Neisha Tweed Bell (37) being black women in the workplace, the challenges they face with showing vulnerability and wanting to transform workplace culture.

JHS Public Speaking Interview

I will be interviewing Bertha Ballard about her regrets