Out in a small town: 'My Life, My Town' goes to Macon

Jul 6, 2012

On this week's edition of "Off the Clock," we hear a third portrait from the “My Life, My Town” series that documents the stories of teens in rural Missouri. Today  we visit Trinity Rainey in Macon.

KBIA and the Columbia Missourian have been working with rural teens all over Missouri to get their stories about … being a teen, in rural Missouri. Called “My Life My Town,” the project worked with teens to create multimedia portraits about their lives. Over the last few weeks, we’ve heard the audio versions of these portraits on “Off the Clock."

Our third stop in the series is Macon, Missouri where Trinity Rainey, a gay 16-year-old has learned not to spend too much time worrying about what others think. Producers Elizabeth Trovall and Grant Hindsley caught up with Trinity in Macon, where she was waiting tables, hanging out with her best friend Vanna and her mom, and getting ready for the prom ... and taking us with her.

To see this and other My Life, My Town portraits - with pictures and video – go to www.mylifemytown.org.