In this audio essay, Sarah P. Reynolds explores one teenager’s painful secret, and how sharing that secret became a form of activism. “Split Down the Middle” is an original work produced for Proximity‘s BORDERS issue.*



*Small portions of the audio used here (quite small) were previously used within Sarah’s six-part series on immigration for WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR station (aired September 2014). That series can he found here. The music in the piece was sourced from the Free Music Archive: The song is “John Stockton Slow Drag” by Chris Zabriskie

ReynoldsFINALheadshotSARAH P. REYNOLDS is a radio producer and multimedia storyteller. Her stories have been heard on Australia’s ABC, NPR, PRI’s The World, Studio 360 and public radio stations around the U.S. Her reporting runs the gamut — from hate crimes to smell mapping to migrant workers. Some of her investigative work has culminated in a series of reports for national organizations working to change policy. Sarah teaches radio at Duke’s CDS and has taught at the Transom Story Workshop. (@sarahpreynolds)