The first Wise Mothers profile comes from StoryCorps* . The profiles will reflect the many special and simple ways these mothers nurture their children’s minds, bodies and spirits. Their real examples will remind us why all the programs, ideas and efforts discussed on this site are so important. They will also show the many different kinds of power these women exert and the importance of nurturing other mothers to find and exert their full capabilities.
Listen to this audio clip titled “How Did You Get By?”. In it, Jerry Johnson interviews his mother, Carrie Conley, about raising six children as a single mother. Hear how she managed the limited flexibility she had, and created a world of seeming abundance for her children.
*From the StoryCorps site:
“What is StoryCorps?
StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 30,000 interviews from more than 60,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Millions listen to our weekly broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition and on StoryCorps’ Listen Page. Learn more about StoryCorps here.”
See their site for many other wonderful stories told by everyday people. Be careful, it is addictive.