As Heard in Chicago
Voices and stories recorded at our Chicago StoryBooth
“We looked like a very scary situation coming in there. And we turned into a party people wanted to join.”
“When I buy a new book, I don’t start reading the first page. I smell it.”
“It is a very specific cloud hanging over us. It just feels like we’re at pause.”
Stories to celebrate the many forms of motherhood
Me & You
Jackie Miller and her son, Scott, share a conversation that leads to unexpected revelations and shows the profound love between a mother and her child.
“I’m terrified of missing you growing up.”
Maria Rivas and her teenage daughter, Emily, talk about the possibility of Maria returning to El Salvador if she loses her status to live and work legally in the U.S.
Q & A
12–year–old Joshua Littman, who has Asperger’s syndrome, asks his mom about animals, enemies, and what it’s like to be a parent.
"I was worried that you liked me as a girl."
Assigned female at birth, Gabe López always felt like he was a boy. More recently, he has begun having others refer to him by his preferred gender pronouns — "he" and "him." Gabe and his mother came to StoryCorps to talk about what it’s been like for him to be transgender and the future that awaits.