Aug 22, 2017

Sharing their stories

On the left, Rosie Lawrence Slater hugging her mom, Joy Lawrence Slater, on the right.
This spring a local radio station brought the StoryCorps mobile recording studio to Cincinnati to capture the stories of our city.

Rosie Lawrence Slater talked with her mom, Joy Lawrence Slater, about her birth, her diagnosis of Kabuki Syndrome, growing up and her dreams for the future. Their edited conversation appeared on the 91.7 WVXU in July. You can listen to it here.

John Romer also sat down to talk with long-time friend Marvin Moss about his journey as an advocate for himself and others with developmental disabilities. Moss’ mother was part of a group of parents who started services for people with DD in Hamilton County, and they talk about how support for people with DD has changed in the past 50 years. You can listen to the unedited conversation here.

Visit the 91.7 WVXU website to hear pieces of the many conversations recorded when StoryCorps was in town. The mission of StoryCorp is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. Learn more on their website.

Photo from 91.7 WVXU website.
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