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I can’t even count the number of times when strangers asked if Lin and I were adopted. It wasn’t just the sight of a white woman out walking with two black children that triggered the question.  It was when one of us called her...

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by hiram
May 05, 2013

As a kid growing up in the hood, I got into my share of trouble along with other kids in the neighborhood.  I know it sounds cliche but a lot of them did actually end up either dead or in jail.

Lucky for me I had a...

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by johnhcoons
May 04, 2013

It has been almost 8 years since I was last incercerated and I but myself in court for a traffic infraction. I don't feel too badly because I was actually a totally legal driver including a valid drivers lisence, registration as well as...

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by edrflynn
May 03, 2013

Here's a story from my wife about her connection with her mother and the passion they shared about makeup.

I recorded a spoken word piece of it and posted it up on soundcloud.

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by tonylu
May 03, 2013

The Shadow

A man is tormented by a disembodied shadow.

 

 

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by kirbykastin
May 02, 2013

I have only dated one black man. It was while studying abroad in Mali and I was 21. Since the family structure is so tight and crucial to the individual’s economy, one lived at home until they were married and moved into their family's...

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by amandaeloesh
May 01, 2013

WWSD?

My first-hand peek into the Satanic New Year.

First I think it's important to tell you a little bit about me. I'm a fairly woo-woo sort of gal just recently transplanted from the homogenous Marin county to the grand...

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by leomoran
Apr 30, 2013

When I was 2 years old, the Cuban Revolution was in full swing. My dad was a lawyer. Defending Fidel Castro and his rebels in court, he  won a famous victory.

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by bblinley
Apr 30, 2013

We stared at the ultrasound screen. Please move, please, Oscar, move, I silently begged. The doctor looked at us, “I’m sorry.”  I threw up.  The following morning I gave birth to our son.  He was beautiful, he was...

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by aesnyder
Apr 27, 2013

A story about relocating and the loneliness that follows, the joy of dancing, and the importance of finding connection and community with others.

By Amanda E. Snyder

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by larnsturt
Apr 27, 2013

 

 

My roommate Cari and I live in Los Angeles, working in the art department on independent films. That usually means a no budget, fly by the seat of your pants, get it done however you can attitude.

 

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by cfry
Apr 25, 2013

This is a long story that I am going to greatly summarize. 

When my dad was a teen he was in a motorcycle accident and suffered brain damage. At first he was still pretty functional once he went through therapy, but was prone to...

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by debrat2184
Apr 23, 2013

Hi,

My name is Debra Trevino, and I'm a Creative Executive for the film production company, Kopelson Entertainment. I heard your broadcast 4/21 entitled 'Heart Failure' about a woman researching the cure for her young...

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by Ritaamal
Mar 25, 2013

Filmed over two years, My Country, No More is a poetic feature documentary film that explores the dreams and nightmares of a Western North Dakota farming community struggling to maintain their way of life amidst the recent oil boom...

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by Brando
Mar 23, 2013

This isn't a story, but just a letter to you all at Snap Judgement. I just wanted to say screw-off! You made me cry twice today. Excellent work! 

 

Thanks, 

-Brando