Never Felt Pressured to Wear It

“I don’t always like to make my identity so easy for people.” Welcome Project at Valparaiso University · Never Felt Pressured To Wear It Edited by Rebecca Werner Transcript for Never Felt Pressured to Wear It When I was younger I started school at a Islamic private school: Annoor Academy, which was in Knoxville, Tennessee. […]

In My Own Skin

“I think it’s the exact opposite. I think those are the reasons I can do it.” Produced by Carmen Vincent Transcript for In My Own Skin I was born in Texarkana in Texas. It’s a city near where Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana come together. And then when I was two we moved to Northwest […]

A Well-Kept Secret

“If you don’t have access to the information, you don’t know what your potential is.” Produced by Reagan Skaggs. Transcript for A Well-Kept Secret I remember going to Pulaski. Pulaski was a middle school back then. Seventh grade, we had a speech teacher. She introduced us to black poets—black poetry—and all of us kids was […]

Oh, Wait a Minute

“Labels started to get way too complicated.” Transcript for Oh, Wait a Minute There’s a lot of stuff within the trans umbrella. There’s transgender, there’s male-to-female, female-to-male, non-binary, gender fluid, genderqueer, gender nonconforming, did I say non-binary? Third gender, two-spirit, other ones…there’s a lot of them. Back in high school, I thought I identified as gay […]

Slightly Straight of Left

“I don’t have a definition for everything.” Transcript for Slightly Straight of Left I identify as just slightly left of straight. I questioned whether or not I was bi for a little while, because there are moments when I look at a girl, and I’m like she’s super pretty. And, I don’t know if I […]

Spirit of Challenge

A 4-part series about Captain Hanadi Al-Hindi, Saudi Arabia’s first female pilot. Part 1: Looking for Value “My voice was so little, nobody heard it. I started screaming.” Transcript for Part 1: Looking for Value Part 2: First Female Saudi Pilot “Oh my God, what trouble did I put myself in?” Transcript for Part 2: […]

Getting on Your Feet, Staying on Your Feet

Three audio stories from a woman’s experience of family, drug use, recovery, and homelessness These stories are from the Invisible Project, a collaboration between the Welcome Project and Porter County Coalition for Affordable Housing, Housing Opportunities, Gabriel’s Horn, Dayspring Women’s Center, and Porter County Museum. CONTENT WARNING: “Don’t Know How I Survived” contains sexual abuse […]

Naming Can Be Powerful

“If we think of it in terms of race, we would not hold a debate over whether it was appropriate for blacks to be pastors.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for […]