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StoryCorps Chicago: ‘Do I belong?’
Oct. 23, 2015
In December 1981 Margaret Wieczorek and her husband were married in Poland.They'd planned on leaving the country, but within a week of their wedding the government declared a state of martial law.
"Meeting you was like looking into a mirror for the first time"
Oct. 16, 2015
In the early 1960s Laurie’s dad had an affair that resulted in a child. Decades later she talks with her half-sister.
Military can't accept transgender soldier as a woman - yet
Oct. 12, 2015
The Pentagon is getting ready to craft more inclusive policies for service members who identify as transgender. But for those troops who are already openly serving the situation is complicated.
“I grew up wanting to be white”
Oct. 9, 2015
When Eboo Patel was young, he says, he wanted to be white. Then he went to the University of Illinois and the whole world opened up before him.
Meet Mozzified, a site for Ramadan recipes and hijab hacks
Oct. 7, 2015
Zainab Khan grew up in Chicago's suburbs. She says while other websites tend to focus on international news, her site survey's Muslim pop culture.
Mother and daughter talk cultural roots
Mar. 6, 2015
When Rosa Ramirez told her parents she was marrying a black man, her father threatened to disown her. Then her mother intervened.
Interracial couple travels to Ferguson
Nov. 7, 2014
'You could feel the anger.'
Trans man learns to accept love
Jun. 27, 2014
An incident in grammar school could have scarred Nick Heap for life. Instead, he grew to love himself.
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