Women share their memories, opinions, and experiences of community. Listen to their stories recorded between the 1970s and 2010s.
About the Project
In their own voices, women of the Washington, D.C. area share their memories, opinions, and experiences of community. They talk about childhood, food, music, and schools, as well as the importance of history and the complexities of race and identity. Several women recall their involvement in community-building work or the impact of actions they took. Many express gratitude for those around them who shaped their neighborhoods and their lives.
These women’s perspectives bring fresh insights and topics to the fore. They renew conversations about community and belonging, collaboration, and the “silent leaders,” as one puts it, whose influence is felt if not always recognized. They speak to the connections and relationships that breathe life into a community.