Dianne Dawson Garrett, Development Director at Prodigal’s Community substance abuse program, talks with twenty-nine year-old Victor Todd, a resident at Prodigal’s. Victor began consuming drugs and alcohol when he was fourteen. Today, he shares how Prodigal’s helped him along the path to recovery and true change.
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Cheryl Rhoades, a survivor of breast cancer since 2004, talks with Natasha Gore. Cheryl looks back on her reaction to her diagnosis, and how her personal struggle reshaped her perspective on life, and how to live it.
Alexander Marshall talks with his Grandmother, Mary Marshall. Mary, having survived Polio as a child, is a great source of inspiration to all those around her.
Simona, of El Buen Pastor Church, emigrated from Mexico in 2001. She shares the story of her traumatic experience back home and expresses her hopes for an immigration reform that will allow people like her to stay in the US, where she feels safest.
Ashley Lumpkin (aka “Millie”, center) talks with her good friend and Piedmont Poetry Slam teammate, Eric Thompson (aka “LB” – Lyrically Blessed). A few years ago, Ashley had an experience with a sibling that inspired her to write a very personal and intense poem. Here, she offers it to the world and fills us in on the back-story. Also pictured, Khalisa Williams (aka “Kellie Rae”, left).
Our storyteller, a refugee from El Salvador who immigrated to the US, shares the happiest and saddest memories of her childhood.
Ms. Dorothy Johnson, described by some as the Rosa Parks of Green Street United Methodist Church, talks with Pastor Kelly Carpenter. Ms. Johnson joined Green Street in 1993 at the invitation of Reverend Jasper Boyd. It was an all-white church at the time. Click here to see the change!
Monica Johnson talks with her dear friend, Delores Turner (left). One of Delores’s earliest memories recalls when she was a straight A third-grader yearning to please her mother. Today, following a lifetime of achievements, Delores has come to replace that yearning with a desire to pursue success simply to please herself.
StoryLine Facilitator, Lopa Shah, talks with Dr. Bansi Shah and Dr. Sumati Shah (right), her parents. Originally from India, Dr. Shah and his wife moved to Winston-Salem from NYC in 1972. Here, they were amongst the first of international doctors working at Forsyth Hospital. Today, they share some charming stories of their journey to build a life and a home in Winston-Salem.
WWII Veteran, Gerry Reinhardt, talks with his good friend, Molly North. Mr. Reinhardt was drafted when he was twenty years old and his primary duty while serving was to build bridges. He shares a story about an interesting encounter with some German soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge.