Stick With It: A Storyteller Tackles His Own Uncomfortable Story About Race

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Season 2, Episode 29

  • Nov 21, 2022 1:00 pm
  • 23:16 mins

Our new “Stick With It” series on the Top of Mind podcast kicks off with storyteller Sam Payne sharing how he tackled his own uncomfortable story about race. In this episode, Sam talks about a time he was asked to perform a story about race at a conference. He was embarrassed to decline the invitation because he didn't think he had story to tell. He is a white man living in a non-racially diverse community and felt that he had nothing to contribute. But as he leaned into the discomfort, he was surprised by what he learned about his own racial identity and community. Tune into this conversation to hear how Sam handled the uncomfortable truths he discovered. We’re talking with listeners about a time when they felt their own perspective challenged and made the choice to stick with that discomfort – to lean into it – and they’re glad they did. Join the conversation by emailing your "Stick With It" story to topofmind@byu.edu. GUEST: Sam Payne, storyteller, host of The Apple Seed podcast, director of audio content and BYUradio.