This week, we present two stories of how memory impacts our lives, our families, and the way we see ourselves.
Part 1: When Jirard Khalil is twelve years old, his mother suddenly starts to change.
Part 2: A teacher’s social experiment lands fifth-grade Ben Lillie in an ethical dilemma.
Jirard Khalil is a YouTuber, actor, writer, and performer. You can find him online at @JKCompletesIt on Twitter, and That One Video Gamer on YouTube.
Ben Lillie, co-founder of The Story Collider, is a high-energy particle physicist who left the ivory tower for the wilds of New York’s theater district. His current project is Caveat, an event space for entertaining talks and conversations opening September 5th on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. He is also is a Moth StorySLAM champion, and was a writer and contributing editor for TED.com.