life rattle show no. 1256
Presented on THURSDAY, may 16, 2013
Hosted by laurie kallis
by Bailey Green
Tonight, on Life Rattle Number 1256, we present an incredible story by new Life Rattle writer Bailey Green.
Bailey Green was born in Montreal, Quebec, in 1990. She grew up in St. Lazare, Quebec, a small town just west of the Island of Montreal. Her parents are both of Scottish origin. Her mother was a stay at-home-mom, and her father a sales manager in the packaging industry.
Growing up anglophone in La Belle Province, Bailey learned to speak French fluently. Bailey had a happy childhood, spending her summers up at the family’s cottage on Lake Louisa reading, swimming, going for boat rides and picking blueberries with her younger brother Trevor.
When she was in her teens, her father unexpectedly lost his job. Her family underwent a huge change as her mother trained to become a yoga teacher to help support the family and her father started his own photography business. Their strength and love inspired Bailey to chase her dreams. After completing college, where she studied professional theatre acting, Bailey was accepted into U of T and now lives in Mississauga where she continues to study her craft.
Bailey Green currently pursues a career as a professional actor, amateur model, passionate writer and part-time lifeguard. She’s also a TV addict, ex-smoker and die-hard sci-fi fan.
Tonight’s program, the first of three featuring the writing of Bailey Green, brings us an extremely unsettling account of Rida, a young woman born in Afghanistan in 1990, and the trials her family faced, first at the hands of the Taliban and then, after they fled Afghanistan, the people of Turkey. Worst of all, were the trials Rida faced within her own family
In "Hatiralar (Memories)" Bailey Green's sharp and exact writing delivers an excruciating emotional impact.
Please note: tonight’s story includes intense disturbing material. Listener discretion is advised.