Family Resilience

oakland voices 2015 team

[slideshow_deploy id=’8676′]We asked the new Oakland Voices correspondents to write about a family member and resilience. They came back with inspiring stories about siblings raised in foster care, a teen mom who refused to give her baby boy up for adoption, a young mother in Mexico who set off on a 1,500 mile journey to rejoin her husband, a mother who made sure her son never forgot he had an obligation to make something of his life, a sister with severe childhood epilepsy who never gave up, a father who worked himself to exhaustion so his children could get an education and live a better life. And much more. Read their stories below. And meet the 2015 Oakland Voices correspondents.

Author Profile

Brenda Payton has been a journalist for 40 years. She was a columnist at the Oakland Tribune
for 26 years. She contributed to KQED radio’s Perspective series for 20 years. She was a co
-producer of
“Your Loan Is Denied,” a documentary about lending discrimination that aired on PBS’ Frontline. She
was a reporter at the San Francisco Examiner, the Boston Phoenix and the New Bedford Standard Times. She was a lecturer at San Francisco State University, teaching newswriting, reporting and feature writing.

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