Longtime Educator On Being A Rebellious Teen, Giving Up A Child And Creating New Memories

May 7, 2018

Sandy Graham and Chelsea Aguilera

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

Before embarking on her 50-year career as an educator, Sandy Graham was a rebellious teenager living on Long Island who became pregnant and gave up a baby daughter for adoption. It's not a story she tells to many people, but she recently sat down in the StoryCorps mobile booth and shared the story with StoryCorps facilitator Chelsea Aguilera.

This piece was produced for KUT by Michael Lee with interviews recorded at StoryCorps, a national nonprofit with a mission to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives. 

Thank you to our sponsors of StoryCorps' visit to Austin: Cap Metro and We Are Blood