SISTERS

An audio story about a group of elderly Irish nuns in Texas that explores their roles as activists during the Civil Rights Movement, their immigrant experiences, and their futures.
The project won the University of Oregon's distinguished literary thesis award for the class of 2017, and it will be published June 2018. Below is a teaser.


In the 1950s, two teenage sisters from rural Ireland chose to become nuns, a mother chose to let go, and a particular kind of adventure ensued. 

Choices.
Some are bigger than others. 
Some put you on transatlantic ships, not knowing when you'll see home again.

On October 20th, 1951, the Britannic set sail from Cobh, County Cork, Ireland.
On board was 17-year-old Bridey McHough:

 
 From left to right: Mary J. Healy (19), Bridey McHough (17), Bridget Cunningham (17), Josephine Murray (18), Mary Carr (16).

From left to right: Mary J. Healy (19), Bridey McHough (17), Bridget Cunningham (17), Josephine Murray (18), Mary Carr (16).