Mary | My Mother Told Me Not to Cry

Episode 10  / What’s Happening Here

Mary and her family were forced to leave their home because of the civil war in their country, Sierra Leone. They spent years living in hiding in Guinea, going without education and often without food. Mary’s essay explores the long, difficult years of being displaced from home and celebrates the resilient spirit of her family.

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Special Thanks to:
Mary for sharing her story.
Everyone at Manhattan International High School.
Chris McLeod for producing the show and for creating the theme song for the series.
Terence Mickey for executive producing the episode.
Murray Nossel for the series concept.
Samira Tazari and Kerrianne Thomas for your work online.
Artist Caitlin Watkins for the episode illustration.
What’s Happening Here is a production from The Listening Booth.

What’s Happening Here

What’s Happening Here is a podcast about pivotal moments in people’s lives— it’s about who we are and the stories we tell. Whether it’s having a baby, getting married, moving to a new town, each season host Katie Shepherd spends time with people telling their stories during the major events of their lives.What’s Happening Here is a podcast about pivotal moments in people’s lives that define who we are and the stories we tell. Whether it’s having a baby, getting married, moving to a new town, each season we’ll spend time with people telling their stories during the major events in their lives.

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