Messages from the Phone Line

June 24th, 2010 in Archive by 0 Comments

We opened up a Hidden World of Girls story phone line with NPR and asked you to call with your stories, tips, and suggestions. Here is a sample of some of the recent calls that have come in. Do you have a story to tell? Call 202-408-9576.

“I want to tell you about my experience rafting down the Mississippi River with another girl…on a raft we made ourselves.”

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“Boy do I have a million fantastic stories to tell…the renegade cowgirls and me and my girlfriends and our secret names….”

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“I came to belly dance after a couple of years of domestic violence and I’ve used it as my healing venue.”

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“My story is basically one of teenage pregnancy…”

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“When I was 18 years old…I worked with my dad as his brickmason’s attendant.”

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“My brother and I when, we were young, used to have an on-going dream that we could enter at night when we slept….For years we were able to re-enter the same dream.”

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“I’ve got several stories from a book that I’m writing…called Growing Up: Instructions Not Included.”

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“I wanted to tell you a little bit about my grandmother…she was a woman doctor at a time when there were very few.”

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“I believe that I have a wonderful character for your series. Her name is Pamela Colman Smith and she is an artist that did the Rider-Waite Tarot Deck.”

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“I am 16-years-old and I was born with a stutter but the problem with that was that I had a dream of being an actor.”

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“When I was about 15 in my science class I remember learning that stars…were mostly composed of hydrogen and other trace gases and I thought, Wow, that’s it? I can bottle a star!”

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“I write under the pseudonym Bernadine Spitsnogle. This essay is called Becoming a Character.”

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