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One Small Step: Terri and Emily

Illustration of Terri and Emily
Blake Behrens
Illustration of Terri and Emily

In a StoryCorps One Small Step conversation recorded in Oklahoma last year, participants Terri and Emily met for the first time in person to learn more about each other and their similarities and differences.

They discuss how their mothers were influential to them. And Emily asks Terri about being away from her parents in Iran during the Iranian Revolution. Terri and her family are Baha'i, a persecuted religious minority in Iran, which led to them many members of her family being separated for an extended period. And Emily talks about how her experience at boarding school and its teachers impacted her.

As they talked, they spoke about their travels and how their journey took them to Oklahoma.


This feature was produced by KOSU's Kateleigh Mills and Matthew Viriyapah. StoryCorps’ One Small Step is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

Oklahoma City became one of four communities in the country anchoring the One Small Step program into 2022.  You can learn more here.

Kateleigh Mills was the Special Projects reporter for KOSU from 2019 to 2024.
Matthew Viriyapah is KOSU's production assistant and host of the music podcast Songwriters & Tour Riders.
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