Film photography by Michelle KIlfeather; Mexico photography by Melinda Uno
Welcome to Season 2 of Storied: San Francisco podcast. This season won't be too different from what you heard in Season 1. The changes are mostly cosmetic—new theme music, a new look for the website, that sort of thing. Michelle and I learned a lot the first year, and we hope to bring some fresh perspectives to this project.
Our theme this season is: What is it about this place? What draws people here, whether they visit, settle here, stay in the city for a time then pick up and move on, or are born and raised and stay ... there's something about this place, and through posing that question to another 49 storytellers, we hope to get to the heart of why we're all drawn to San Francisco.
Like many of us, Melinda Uno moved to San Francisco. She moved to the Tenderloin. And she loves it. For Melinda, a big part of the draw of San Francisco is that you can be your true self here. In Part 1, she talks about moving to San Francisco and eventually being part of the effort behind opening the Tenderloin Museum and the ways in which they help educate the public and celebrate the neighborhood, especially its part in women's history.
Melinda knows some bad-ass women. In 2015, they hatched a plan to ride motorcycles across Mexico, with Melinda joining in to document the adventure. Part 2 is the story of that ride.
Melinda reflects on some of the lessons she learned on that trip and how they relate to what's going on here in San Francisco.
We recorded this episode at 1 Sansome in the Financial District in October 2018.