May 24, 2015
The “Finding Our Way” StoryCorps project invited families who have experienced homelessness to tell their stories in their own words by sharing 40 minutes of uninterrupted conversation with a friend or a loved one. Three of our Mary’s Place families are included in the series and their stories are airing in June on KUOW’s Morning Edition. You can read and hear their courageous stories here:
Solomon Muche – From Homeless to UW At Age 16: “I Can Make It”
Charlotte Wheelock – Homeless And Sick: “I Would Just Go In The Restroom And Cry”
Zaneta Reid – Homeless Mom: “Just Waiting For The Sun To Come Up:
StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 50,000 interviews from more than 80,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
Charlotte and her husband, Nick, told their story recently to a sold out house at a StoryCorps event sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitors Center and Seattle University.