"It was the first time I met openly gay people."

Clela Rorex (R), a former County Clerk in Boulder, Colorado, tells her friend Sue Larson (L) about issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples in 1975.
Recorded in Boulder, Colorado
Clela Rorex (R), a former County Clerk in Boulder, Colorado, tells her friend Sue Larson (L) about issuing marriage licenses ...
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Recorded in Boulder, Colorado
Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
Daniel Sitts

Themes
Friendship
Identity
LGBTQ
Work

"It started around my eyes and it literally grew out like a mask."

Cheri Lindsay talks with her father, Phillip, about vitiligo, a rare skin condition they share.
Recorded in Colorado, Denver
Cheri Lindsay talks with her father, Phillip, about vitiligo, a rare skin condition they share.
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Recorded in Denver, Colorado
Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
Daniel Sitts

Themes
Family

"He wasn't the biggest guy, but people reacted to him like he was giant."

Thompson Williams talks about his father's legacy with his son, Kiamichi-tet Williams.
Recorded in Colorado, Denver
Thompson Williams talks about his father's legacy with his son, Kiamichi-tet Williams.
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Recorded in Denver, Colorado
Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
Daniel Sitts

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Family
Growing Up
Identity
Wisdom

"I felt like I was on pause my whole childhood."

Two teenage sisters, whose names are withheld to respect their privacy, remember confiding in each other about being sexually abused by their uncle. They recorded this conversation just 10 days after he was sentenced.
Recorded in Colorado, Denver
Two teenage sisters, whose names are withheld to respect their privacy, remember confiding in each other about being sexually abused ...
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Recorded in Denver, Colorado
Produced by
Katie Simon with Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
Beatriz Colon

Themes
Growing Up
Struggle

"We have solved a lot of cases going through trash."

Colleen Collins and her husband, Shaun Kaufman, talk about becoming private investigators.
Recorded in Colorado, Denver
Colleen Collins and her husband, Shaun Kaufman, talk about becoming private investigators.
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Recorded in Denver, Colorado
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Chaela Herridge-Meyer

Themes
Romance
Work

"I was working for the state of Colorado..."

Queen Jackson (R) tells her case manager, Debra MacKillop (L), how she became homeless.
Recorded in Colorado, Denver
Queen Jackson (R) tells her case manager, Debra MacKillop (L), how she became homeless.
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Recorded in Denver, Colorado
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Erin Dickey

In Partnership with
The Gathering Place

Themes
Griot
Struggle
Work

"They would allow potential parents to check you out like a library book."

Ray Martinez remembers growing up in an orphanage during the 1950s.
Recorded in Colorado, Fort Collins
Ray Martinez remembers growing up in an orphanage during the 1950s.
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Recorded in Fort Collins, Colorado
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Steven Thrasher

Themes
Growing Up
Historias
Identity
Witness

"The pilot told us over the PA, 'It's going to be the roughest landing you've ever experienced.'"

Martha Conant (L) tells her daughter-in-law, Brittany, about surviving the crash of United Airlines Flight 232.
Recorded in Colorado, Greeley
Martha Conant (L) tells her daughter-in-law, Brittany, about surviving the crash of United Airlines Flight 232.
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Recorded in Greeley, Colorado
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Karen DiMattia

Themes
Discovery
Wisdom
Witness