Fatime grew up in the Ivory Coast but spent most of her childhood moving from place to place because of her mother’s struggle with a mood disorder. When Fatime’s brother dies suddenly, she is forced to look after her mother who struggles to cope. In her essay, Fatime explores her complicated feelings towards her mother and makes a plan for the future.
Special Thanks to: Fatime for sharing her story, Everyone at Manhattan International High School, Chris McLeod for producing the show and for creating the theme song for the series, Terence Mickey for executive producing the episode, Murray Nossel for the series concept, Samira Tazari and Kerrianne Thomas for your work online, and artist Caitlin Watkins for the episode illustration. What's Happening Here is a production from The Listening Booth.