Written by Melissa Dalton-Bradford
Sunday Rainday. Spent it interviewing and filming our Syrian friends and some of their children, all refugees here in Germany. Like the day itself, the many hours together alternated from smile and laughter to silence and weeping, from running through puddles to crying them. Children missing their fathers held in detention camps in far away lands, mothers cradling infants born in camps, the ache for asylum, for the right to go to school and to work, for listening hearts who will honor their stories. A sacred day.
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Stories are Changemakers: An Instagram Live with Sarah Kippen Wood
Sarah Kippen Wood, Former Executive Director of Their Story is Our Story (TSOS), shares how stories connect and lead to change in an interview with Darien Laird, our Director of External Media. Sarah gives us an inside look at how TSOS functions and shares how telling her story helped her fight a stage four cancer diagnosis.
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