Tony Rogers talks about the challenges he faces as a homeless man and of his hope of finding a better way of life.
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Diane Dull talks with her husband, Don Dull. Diane was raised by her grandmother, a very strict woman who was difficult to get to know. After her grandmother’s passing, however, Diane came across a trunk full of her old letters and discovered what an amazing person her grandmother really was.
Fidel Rodríguez, an immigrant from Mexico, talks about his decision to emigrate to the US. He explains why, in spite of great hardship, he adopted the US as his new homeland.
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.
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!