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Judith on Changing Her Heart

As a child, I always felt like something was missing in my life. I grew up the only child with a mother who worked ...

Bill on Finding His Birth Parents

I'll be 60 in November, but I feel like I am getting younger as time moves forward.

Beverly on Hand Dancing

Each dance style has its different rhythm and movements. In Baltimore, it is a little jerky. In Norfolk, the foot p...

Herman on Being a Minority in Reverse

I look back on my life and realize that my upbringing is a little different than most. We were the only white famil...

Bardia on Cooking for the President

One day back in the 90's, it was about 2 o'clock on a beautiful summer day and these two gentlemen walked into my r...

Isaac on Getting the Best and Worst of D.C.

I made a decision to leave the neighborhood and never move back after my sister was murdered in 2002 by her boyfrie...

David on Being a Teenage Father

While I am happy about this baby, in the back of my head, I do think about what my life would be like if I didn't h...

Qin Xi Lin on Reuniting with His Family

I like America, but living here is hard. I have to do everything myself because I have no family or friends here. I...

Jerry on Hearing Marvin Gaye on the Radio

Every Thursday night, me and some friends would join a bunch of other guys from Spingarn High School on the corner ...

Dinah on Settling Herself Down

I never rode school buses as a kid, only public buses, so this was all new to me when I started.

Pastor Gregorio on Her Prayer for the City

Through being a pastor, I have met so many people from all walks of life in this city. I have learned to love them ...

Annie aka dj vANNIETY Kills on Creating a Diverse Dance Floor

To me, the diversity is so important because I grew up in a very traditional Vietnamese home. I had a long progress...

Chad America on Bartending at the Black Cat

Chad America is not my given name, but it is the name I go by…it is my acting name. I got in back in 1999. We wer...

Alycea on Punching Earthquakes and Tornadoes

I want to tell all of the kids in Washington not to worry about tornadoes and earthquakes because if they come here...

Meaza on Bringing Her Kids to Washington

The United States has been good to me, but I hope that my children will like it here. I think that my daughter will...

Jessica on Two Rivers

One of my favorite parts of what I do is standing at the door in the morning with the other administrators to greet...

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