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Carol SanCarlos is 62 years old and is currently a resident at the Pine Haven Rehabilitation Center in Philmont, New York. She moved to Hudson, NY in the 1980’s and speaks about her life filled with independence prior to suffering a stroke in February of 2017. She discusses disability rights, her struggles and joys of living life on her own terms, and how much she looks forward to transitioning into an assisted living apartment complex in August 2018. Some topics she discusses: politics, parenting, physical therapy, growing up on Long Island, Facebook, David Letterman, day trips to New York City, her grandchildren and her grandmother. Carol expresses interest in being interviewed again in the future and mentions that an Oral History Summer School participant in the past had interviewed her.
Lauren Kelly has worked with Oral History Summer School in various capacities since 2014. She is also a filmmaker with a background in dance, interested in experimental practices, cognition, PTSD, creativity, and humor. She holds an M.A. in Media Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies, both from The New School University, and a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College. Lauren is pursuing an MSW at the University of Vermont, and hopes to work with survivors of domestic and sexual violence at the cross-section of individual advocacy, access to care, and policy.
This interview is hereby made available for research purposes only. For additional uses (radio and other media, music, internet), please click here to inquire about permissions.
Oral history is an iterative process. In keeping with oral history values of anti-fixity, interviewees will have an opportunity to add, annotate and reflect upon their lives and interviews in perpetuity. Talking back to the archive is a form of “shared authority.”