Second Stories Podcast
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.
Second Stories 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.
Find each episode here, plus some more information and photos about each of our guests.
When Simron moved to the U.S. she started dreaming about her future, but her family didn't see things the same way. Simron wanted to go to college and pursue her dreams, while her family wanted to arrange the sort of marriage that Simron had seen lead to abuse and injustice. So she made a choice.
Tina Gordon mostly thought she was a lot like any other kid. But sometimes she sensed that things were...off. Then when Tina was 12 she was taken by CPS.
Introducing Second Stories
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. Listen to the intro here, and come back for the first two episodes when they come out on October 25th!