A new audio essay podcast by Stacia Brown
Ep. 11 - Growing and Going: A Love Story
At the onset of the pandemic, a mother relocates and experiences several unexpected life changes, including a whirlwind romance for which her 11-year-old daughter had a front-row seat.
Ep. 10 - Letting Go of Girl-Dads
A meditation on the loss of Kobe Bryant and his unabashed approach to raising daughters. A single mother's musings on what it means to defer to her daughter's dad.
Ep. 9 Atatiana and the Sonic Imagination
A meditation on navigating retreat and residency culture as a Black artist, who's constantly being reminded how risk Black people are, wherever we are, in this country, and abroad.
Sound for this episode was recorded at the Black Artists Retreat 2019 at the Park Avenue Armory. Featured voices include Theaster Gates, Nona Hendryx, Toshi Reagon, and Esperanza Spalding. This episode also includes recordings of Joshua Brown and Atatiana Jefferson.
Ep. 8 As for Me and This House (and Senate)
Mother explores her relationship to civic duty, after taking her daughter to vote in the 2018 midterm election. Sound notes: Cuicuitte, Komiku, Podington Bear, Dilla, A Different World, The Cosby Show, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and news broadcasts dating back to 1983.
Ep. 7 Something Hollowed, Overdue
A mother meditates on marriage, in advance of her daughter's father's wedding.
Ep. 6 The Art of Knowing When to Retreat
Hope Chest returns with a new essay written at SPACE on Ryder Farm's Family Residency in July 2018. A week-long artist's residency for parents and their children, SPACE on Ryder Farm affords families that ever-elusive commodity that's so difficult for many artists to find, post-parenting: time. While there, Stacia writes to Story about how the culmination of her academic and professional decisions to date have led her to face some harsh realities of late.
So happy to have episode 11!
Loved this update that’s as beautiful as always - I’m a single mom with a four year old that just rentered dating and this was right on time. Thank you for sharing!
Like most here because I heard it on TTFA. I am sad to see that there are only 10 episodes and that this ended a few years ago - I wish there was more to listen to. It’s so comforting as well as eye opening.
Please tell there will be more 😳🙏
I just found you as I dig into past episodes of Terrible, Thanks for Asking. I’m subscribed, but there doesn’t appear as though there’s much new content in 2019. That’s the bad news...hopefully not?? The good news is I have a few seasons to binge. Love love love her voice, tone, whisper, and subtly straight forward with her words. Super well written based on the first episode I’ve heard. If I’m wrong I’ll re-review 🤷♀️. Just sayin that I think this pod is gonna be a standout Indy...hum...not sure about that