Emilia Roman-Torres was 20 years old when she had her first child.
The father was not in the picture, and she would be a young, single mother. She's now 44 years old and around 10 years ago moved her family from Puerto Rico to Atlanta.
In the StoryCorps Atlanta booth, she and her eldest -- Anthony, now 24 – speak candidly about how his presence has changed her life.
This story was recorded in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, which hosts Atlanta's StoryCorps Booth.