For those of you who don’t listen to NPR and have never experienced StoryCorps, allow me to share their purpose directly from their website:
StoryCorps’ mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.
We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters. At the same time, we are creating an invaluable archive for future generations.
This is a lovely interview that touched my heart between a 12 year old girl and her grandmother who is a lesbian. Be sure to have tissue handy when you listen…