Three Sisters, a Podcast from The Well, shares the stories of sisters Devona, Rana, and DeAndra. The maternal sister, the rebel sister, and the baby girl explore their familial foundations in faith and music to speak on themes such as change, suffering, celebration, love, and the meaning of life, together. Click the links below to listen and read episode notes.
Devona Anderson (left) was the first born of four siblings and known as the maternal sister. She was born prematurely and breech at four pounds, seven ounces in the small town of Kokomo, IN. She is nearly four years older than the next child and was given responsibility by her parents to help with caregiving. She grew tall fast, which further reinforced her role, as she towered over her three younger siblings. She never resented her added responsibility, but cherished the opportunity to help her working parents.
Rana Dotson (right) was born the middle child of three sisters with one younger brother. An entrepreneurial promoter of social and economic inclusion, she is a 4th generation daughter of Black Church pioneers who made their way from points south in the US to settle in Indiana during the Great Migration. She attributes her poetry, activism and grit to their genetic imprint and their prayers.
DeAndra Beard (middle) was born number three of four, better known as the "baby girl" of the family. Her deep love for family easily translated into deep love for community. She is passionate about working to create common ground and connect with the world through the study of language and culture. This passion has led her around the globe as an activist, interpreter and organizer and (happily) back to her hometown, Kokomo, IN, where she works diligently alongside her parents in ministry and as a community educator.