Second Story is so excited to launch this brand new podcast and share some amazing stories from people in our community. We think of each person’s life as having a “first story,” and a “second story.” Your first story is marked by the setting you were born into — your parents, your community, your level of opportunity — mostly things you can’t change. Your “second story,” on the other hand, is the new chapter you get to write yourself — your career, your own family, your goals, and your dreams.
But what if your goal is simply to go to college and your family has arranged a marriage for you instead? What if you dream of becoming a chef but you move across the world and aren’t even given the opportunity to dream? What if you just long for safety but you come home everyday to an abusive parent?
What if the circumstances of your first story make the second story you hope for all but impossible?
This podcast is dedicated to telling stories of people who had first stories full of hardship and hopelessness, yet were able to change the narrative and write a new one. They’re stories of resilience and hope, but also tributes to the people and experiences and organizations that made it possible for them to start again.
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