Rowena Gore-Simmons and Kenya Gore

Rowena Gore-Simmons runs 2 God B The Glory, a non-profit that helps formerly incarcerated women find housing and adjust to life outside the prison system, but in 2001, she was just getting out of prison herself.

At StoryCorps, Rowena sits down with her 16-year-old daughter Kenya, who was 4 years old when her mother was incarcerated, to talk about what the experience was like for both of them.

Originally aired February 22, 2013, on NPR’s Morning Edition.