“I Thank God for You Every Day”
Reverand Petunia Chung-Segre wanted her daughter Marie to know how much she meant to her and StoryCorps seemed like the right place to make such a declaration. Petunia has been suffering from depression for over a decade but Marie is the reason she does not give up during the most difficult periods. Petunia is also thankful that Marie “has the guts” to talk to her and confront her about her depression. For example, on being pushed to attend a depression workshop, Petunia says: “You were very cruel, I hated you for doing that to me, but I thank you [...] I want you to know that and I want the world to know that.”
The picture above was taken right after their 40 minute StoryCorps interview. It will be archived in the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress, alongside the conversation they recorded.