Liyna Anwar

Liyna Anwar appears in the following:

A lesbian couple reminiscences on a pivotal Thanksgiving, 38 years ago

Friday, November 26, 2021

Mary Ostendorf and her spouse, Leslye Huff, remember coming out to their family on Thanksgiving Day, 1983.


He Buried The Unclaimed Dead On A New York Island. He Wants Others To Remember Them

Friday, July 16, 2021

As an inmate at Rikers Island, Cas Torres dug graves for the bodies of the unclaimed and unidentified people on New York City's Hart Island, one of the largest cemeteries in the U.S.


'I Will Never Lie About Being Gay Again': LGBT Activist Remembers Source Of Pride

Friday, June 07, 2019

At StoryCorps, Alexei Romanoff, an 82-year-old gay activist, recalls lessons he learned as a teenager from a proud gay elder — and which resonated as an adult.


'An Opportunity To Be Thankful': Reflecting On A First Thanksgiving In The U.S.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Roy Daley immigrated to the U.S. from Honduras 50 years ago. At StoryCorps, he talks about his first impressions of America and how he learned the meaning of Thanksgiving in those early weeks.


He Was Shot In A Hate Crime. It Only Strengthened His Judaism

Friday, November 02, 2018

Josh Stepakoff survived a shooting at a Jewish day camp when he was 6 years old. But, as he tells his father, it took years before he began to consider why he was targeted.


'He Was My Hero': Son Remembers His Wrestler Father

Friday, October 05, 2018

Lucha libre wrestling cemented the bond between a father and son. At StoryCorps, John Torres Jr. talks about how he has carried on the legacy after his father's death.


'People Saw Only A Turban And A Beard': Reflecting On A Post-Sept. 11 Death

Friday, September 14, 2018

Two Sikh men lost their brother in a violent hate crime following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. At StoryCorps, they reflect on his life and how they were treated after the terrorist attacks.


A Father-Daughter Bond Kept Tight By Beatboxing

Friday, July 13, 2018

Ed Cage shared his love for beatboxing with his daughter, Nicole, now 26, while she was in utero. Now, Ed says, beatboxing is part of their language and their connection.


A Student Remembers Her School's 'Lunch Man,' Philando Castile

Friday, July 06, 2018

A 10-year-old girl and her dad talk about Philando Castile, who worked in the lunchroom of her Minnesota school. Two years ago, Castile was shot and killed by a police officer who pulled him over.


2 Transgender Veterans Find Courage — And Sisterhood — Off The Battlefield

Saturday, June 30, 2018

When Sue McConnell and Kristyn Weed came out as transgender women, some of their loved ones cut them out of their lives. But when McConnell and Weed met, they forged their own sisterhood.


'We Came A Long Way': After Prison, A New Chance For A Dad And His Daughter

Friday, April 20, 2018

For much of her childhood, Abby Gagliardo's dad, Ralph, was in and out of prison. But Abby, now 17, never understood why — and she was hostile toward him when he finally returned home five years ago.


'He Wasn't Really Afraid Of Anything': Boston Bombing Victim Remembered

Friday, April 13, 2018

Five years after two explosions went off at the Boston Marathon, parents remember their son, Officer D.J. Simmonds, whose injuries suffered during a confrontation with the bombers led to his death.


'You Would Always Have My Back': Brothers With Autism Navigate Life Together

Friday, April 06, 2018

As kids and now as adults, two brothers lift each other up — and in turn, themselves — as they face everyday challenges of living with autism.


Finding Strength In Shared Stories Of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Friday, February 23, 2018

In a StoryCorps conversation, two women who attended the New Bethany Home for Girls in Louisiana talk about the abuse they say they experienced there and how it affected them years later.


2 Vets Celebrate Love: 'If You Came To See The Bride, You're Out Of Luck'

Friday, February 09, 2018

When Jerry Nadeau, 72, a Vietnam vet, met his husband, John Banvard, 100, a World War II vet, neither had been openly gay. Together now for almost 25 years, each says he feels completed by the other.


'It's Not A Fairy Tale, It's Not A Failure': A Mother At 16 Conquers Stigma With Love

Friday, January 19, 2018

Until she put her own feelings before the judgments others made about her, April Gibson says she, as a young mother, "felt like I didn't deserve to feel the way women who do the right things do."


They Comfort Strangers, So No One Dies Alone

Friday, November 24, 2017

When someone is dying, and they don't have loved ones to be with them, David Wynn and Carolyn Lyon rush to the hospital to be by their sides. The work is emotionally draining, but has its rewards.


What 'Don't Worry, I'll Keep You Safe' Means When Your Child Survives A Shooting

Friday, November 10, 2017

Josh Stepakoff remembers the day he was shot at his Jewish day camp in Los Angeles. He was 6. His father, Alan, recalls there was no manual on how to parent your child through something like that.


An Unlikely Friendship Reignites 2 Artists' Ambitions

Friday, November 03, 2017

Brian Peterson crossed paths with Matt Faris, a homeless man on his street, dozens of times before he decided to say hello. Through their bond, the two men also drew inspiration from each other.


How Living In A Library Gave One Man 'The Thirst Of Learning'

Friday, October 13, 2017

Ronald Clark's father was a live-in custodian at a New York City library. Clark tells his daughter about growing up surrounded by stacks of books — and how that shaped the man he would become.