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Stoop Squared: Pushing Past Prejudice

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Today, we’re sharing two pieces from the Stoop Storytelling Series, a live storytelling event in Baltimore, produced by Jessica Myles Henkin and Laura Wexler.

Here are two stories from women who faced hardship because of the color of their skin, and persevered in the face of mistreatment.

Charly Carter gave up a rent-controlled apartment in New York City to pursue a job with a U.S Senate campaign. She shares a story about how her dream job turned into a nightmare.

Then, Priya Mysore spent two years in the Peace Corps, serving in Cambodia. She describes how the color of her skin was initially a barrier to bonding with her host family.

If you like hearing multiple Stoop Stories centered around a theme, check out the Stoop Storytelling Series podcast. And catch the next live performance at the Creative Alliance on July 25th. The theme will be: “Truth and Lies: An Evening of Stories and Magic”.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.