Interviewing a relative

I interviewed one of my relatives who grew up in San Francisco. We talked about where they grew up and what it was like growing up there.

Katherine and Gordon discuss how he came to California on his journey with the Air Force.

Gordon tells his granddaughter, Katherine, how he came to California. After a trip to Havana in college, extra clearance was required for his admission to the Air Force due to Fidel Castro’s government in Cuba at the time. With the...

From Baghdad To San Francisco

In 1968, Paul Neesan’s mother was pregnant with him as the whole family immigrated from Iraq to San Francisco. In Los Angeles, California, 14-year old Zachary Neesan interviews his father about his experiences growing up in a household where he...

Dad’s First Time in San Francisco

The time my dad went on a spontaneous trip to to San Francisco with a friend while driving to Oregon.

Interview with Gary at Openhouse

Gary’s experience coming into his gay identity in his hippie days in San Francisco.

Ralph talks about his identity and family of origins, not wanting to be in a box, and his desire for community.

Ralph grew up in Philadelphia. He describes his family’s values of kindness, growing up with a mother who was bi-polar, and his constant desire for community. He speaks on his identity, age, and speaking one’s mind. He moved to San...

Juri Koll talks about his parents and grandparents

This was a summary of the adult relatives now passed away who influenced me.

Ryan and Horan family history

We talked about our Irish heritage and how the exhibit photos related to our own experiences in NY and CA

A tragedy’s tole on family and development.

Nazi Germany isn’t the best place to establish a healthy relationship with your kids. This interview dives in depth on Justin Herz’s relationship with his dad, Frank Herz, and how that was directly affected by his grandfather’s, Kurt Herz, relationship...

Interviewing Rachel Kpete

Interviewing my housemate Rachel about her life in Nigeria and her transition to America.

Nancy shares stories that lead her to a life philosophy of "if now now, when?"

Nancy lives in San Francisco for her everyday life because of the beauty, diversity, and accessibility, but her soul belongs to the cabin in MN that’s been in her family for decades. She shares stories on family, values, and planning...

Istanbul and San Francisco are both home to Aydin

Aydin shares what he finds similar and different about his family of origin’s home, Istanbul, and his home in California, where he and his wife raised twin girls. He shares favorite memories, dreams, and what he is most proud of...