From East Germany With Love

I interview my mother about her experience raising her younger siblings after her parents were imprisoned by the East German government. This is a story of strength, perseverance, and overcoming extreme adversity while remaining true to her family and herself.

My Dad – A Story of a Gujarati Canadian Refugee from Uganda

In 1971 East Asians were expelled from Uganda and a few lucky Indian families were accepted as refugees to Canada. This is the story of my father for future generations of our family.

Immigration Stories Italy: Mustapha

Mustapha’s journey begins in Gambia and travels through 7 different countries before reaching Calabria, Italy. Mustapha tells of the great risk as he leaves his family behind to travel for months to Libya. Mustapha tells us of how when he...

Aunt 4

We talked about her life as a refugee after the Vietnam War and how she had to travel place by place to survive. She started off in Vietnam, where her poor family had to let her go. She then left...

A Syrian Refugee Couple Adopt Their American Family
February 26, 2019 App Interview

Zubair Rushk and Etan Shukri, married Syrian refugees, adopted Daniel and Joyce Romm as their American parents after a chance meeting prompted by a newspaper article.

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Esther Ky and Thear Suzuki

Thear Suzuki (47) interviews her mother, Esther Ky (81), about surviving the Cambodian genocide, living in a refugee camp, and transitioning to life in the United States when a family decided to sponsor her and her family.

Journey to America

The journey from Bhutan to America. Struggles from Enthic Cleasing Policy set by Bhutan setting 1/6 of Bhutan population to refugees.

Huan’s Journey

This story is about Huan’s (left) childhood and how he unexpectedly ended up spending 2 years in a refugee camp in Japan.

Tuan Cao STORY Interview (Part 2)

In this interview, Tuan Cao goes into more detail regarding his refugee screening process and his current perspectives on foreign involvement in the Vietnam War.

The Biafra War: A Perspective from My Grandmother

A look at one of Nigeria’s crucial disheartening moment in history, the Biafra War, from the view of my grandmother. Note: (my sister is having a tantrum so she’s screaming, sorry)

A Vietnamese American Story

An interview between a Vietnamese American couple. Husband asks wife about life as the daughter of Vietnamese refugees, being a teacher and mother. What do you want your legacy to be? That is a complex question and the answer is...

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Tahir Vitija and Adil Mohammed

Tahir Vitija (51) tells his friend Adil Mohammed (58) about his experience as a refugee both in his home country of Kosovo, in Macedonia, and in the United States. He expresses gratitude for the kindness that he was shown in...

100 Kilometers Away From Home

A recognized refugee in Cyprus tells his story about how he ended up in this tiny island country just 100 km away from his hometown in Syria.

Margaret Hranowky

In this interview, Margaret Hranowsky talked about her hardships as a child being a refugee and immigrant. She also reflected on her life in a new country and what made her and her family successful in America.

Chatting With A Refugee Youth Worker, Julian Castro
September 12, 2019 App Interview

Julian Castro spent several years working with refugee children from Central America and decided to sit down with me on September 8th in Chicago, IL to share his experiences. Julian touches on his time caring for and being a support...

A Vietnamese Father's Journey to America: Beaches, Camps, and Boats

Andy To details memorable moments from his experience as a boat person as he flees his country in the midst of the Vietnam War. His journey encompassed not only the challenges that came with the harsh living conditions in camps,...

Immigration Stories Italy: Sunday

Sunday is a asylum seeker seeking refuge at the Villa Barbiero Centro Accoglienza Immigrati living a productive and safe life at the center in Southern Italy. Sunday works doing manual labor on farms around the Catanzaro region. Sunday talks about...

"My families were from everywhere…Somali families, Persian families, Iraqi families, some from Bhutan, and Burma…"

New American Pathways provides more than 5,000 refugees per year with the necessary tools to rebuild their lives and achieve long-term success. One of the programs they offer is Parents as Teachers home visiting. In this interview, Anastasia Hardy, Family...

Husband, father, friend, psychiatrist reflects

A psychiatrist takes the unfamiliar role of the one being interviewed. His reflection on being a refugee, father, husband and mental health specialist. Life lessons on doing your best, compassion, and hopes for the future are interwoven in this interview.