mother http://kuow.org en Alone And Pregnant In A Foreign Country http://kuow.org/post/alone-and-pregnant-foreign-country <p><em>Being a mother isn't easy, and it's even harder when you're both single and an immigrant. But that didn't stop Maria Perez. </em>RadioActive<em> youth producer Estefania Chirino Perez tells the story of her mother's struggle, and what kept her from giving up.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/127600351&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>My mother came to the United States with only the thought of getting to know a different language and the American culture. She didn't think that leaving her hometown would give her a whole different reason to live for. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:33:04 +0000 Estefania Chirino Perez & RadioActive Youth Media 26195 at http://kuow.org Alone And Pregnant In A Foreign Country Poet Alice Derry On Mourning A Complicated Relationship http://kuow.org/post/poet-alice-derry-mourning-complicated-relationship <p></p><blockquote><p>Mourning begins in a kind of thick non-seeing,<br>only later clarified, gradually lightening,<br>until we recognize what our lives must carry.</p></blockquote><p>So begins "The Planet Closest To Us," <a href="http://alicederry.com/" target="_blank">Alice Derry's</a>&nbsp;frank and moving poem about grieving the loss of someone who it was not always easy to love -- her mother. Derry reads her poem, and talks about the unexpected gift in her mother's passing.</p><p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Elizabeth Austen 7192 at http://kuow.org Poet Alice Derry On Mourning A Complicated Relationship