Andrea Cleveland & Monica Harwell

"Nobody wanted to work with me." In 1991, Monica Harwell became the first woman to climb electric utility poles for ConEdison in New York. As a line constructor, her job was to install power lines dozens of feet in the...

Sonari Glinton & Dorothy Glinton

"I got to find a job I can do for thirty years in this place." After working her way up from the assembly line, Dorothy Glinton became one of the first women to hold a management position at the Ford...

Max Knauer & Kittie Weston-Knauer

At nearly 70 years old, Kittie Weston-Knauer is the oldest female BMX racer in the United States. When she started competing in off-road bicycle races, or BMX, in the late 1980s, she was often the only woman on the track....

Dawn Maestas

"It's not just a tattoo." Dawn Maestas runs a tattoo removal business in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her clients include women who wish to remove the names of abusive ex-partners, including some who have been tattooed forcibly. Dawn is a domestic...

Saba speaks with Tigist

Interview with Tigist Getachew Araya - a co-founder of East Africa Gate (EAGate). EAGate is a boutique foreign Investment and business advisory company based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The interview touches on Tigist's upbringing in Ethiopia, study abroad in France,...

First Periods

Sam and Wes discuss their first period stories including all the awkward details that go along with it.

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Chey Soul and Bonnie Bir

Bonnie Bir (77) interviews her good friend Chey Soul (53) about her upbringing, her beliefs and her goals.

Growing up and Parenting

Gabby Harrison interviews her mother Catherine Harrison. They discuss Cathy's childhood as the daughter of an Italian immigrant, her experience as a parent, and more.

Trista James, Tanya James, & Michelle Paugh

"If you don’t fight for yourself, ain’t nobody gonna do it for you." Tanya James was 17 years old when her father died in 1978. His death left her and her mother, Beryle Hanlin, struggling financially. So they did what...

Tia Smallwood & Christine Smallwood

"He said to me, 'I will make sure every day is a living hell for you.'" Tia Smallwood faced many obstacles when she began her career as a business woman in the 1970s. Now a mother of two, Tia tells...

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Tracy Burgess and Geneah Berrian

Friends and writers, Tracy Burgess (36) and Geneah Berrian (34) recall the origins of their friendship and share how writing has impacted their respective healing journeys.

Grandma Kaminski talks about her childhood

I am Connor Kaminski, one of the youngest grandchildren of my grandmother Alice Kaminski. She is the oldest living member of my entire extended family and the last of my grandparents. Turning 87 in 2018, she is an inspiration because...

Intergenerational conversation between two disabled women: Judith Heumann and Alice Wong

On January 9, 2018, Alice Wong interviewed Judith Heumann for the Disability Visibility Project with the StoryCorps app. Judy talked about growing up as a Jewish disabled girl in Brooklyn, her family, and the need for disabled people to find...

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Ann Glass, Odile Boubaker, and Imane Lahrir

Ann Glass [no age given] and her two house guests Odile Boubakeur (33) of France and Imane Lahrir (34) of Morocco to discuss how they all met and what their experience living and traveling together has been like.

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Farida Rafique and Mia Raquel
Private

This interview is private.

Alice “Putty” Willets. A Swarthmorean Life.

Alice "Putty" Willets grew up in Swarthmore, and has lived here nearly 100 years. She is interviewed by her former gym class student who is now also a senior citizen, Barbara Bernhardt. Putty taught gym for decades. She was on...

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Laurie Feldman and Dan Franden

Spouses Dan Franden (61) and Laurie Feldman (64) discuss how feminism, raising sons and retirement has impacted their lives and marriage.