After years of trying to blend in as a Los Angeles transplant, Cynthia Santos DeCure realized she had all but lost her Puerto Rican accent. So she set out to reclaim it. Across the country, Amy Mihyang Ginther struggled to find her voice as a young girl living in one world – the mostly white community she grew up in – while yearning for another – the Korean family who gave her up for adoption. Each woman’s story is a journey to discover what our voices say about who we are and who we could be.
Say That Again?
Accent is identity. The way we speak is shaped by our families, communities, histories, beliefs, and experiences. This audio storyboard shares stories of people finding pride and dignity in their accents, dialects, and voices. Their journeys bring to life our shared human desire to be understood – and to understand one another. This engaging audio series also includes transcripts for each episode. You can find the home page for this series at CSMonitor.com/SayThatAgain.