Act Of Listening: Kendra Siefring and Do Thawng

May 15, 2019

This interview was recorded by Kendra Siefring (left) and Do Thawng.
Credit Mollie Shutt

To create Act Of Listening, students at the University of Saint Francis teamed up with 89.1 WBOI through an AARP-funded grant. Part of the project’s goal was to alleviate loneliness and isolation in older, low-income adults. Over the 2018-19 school-year, students went out in teams of two and met a variety of older adults in Fort Wayne. One visit was recorded to bring these conversations to a wider audience.

This interview was recorded by Kendra Siefring and Do Thawng. The students and their interviewee had a conversation about faith, family, and strength.

Now, we’re going to hear from Beth. Beth is a learner, survivor, and advocate. In their conversation, Beth talks about surviving domestic abuse and hopes to help others who have been in similar situations by sharing her story.