My parents stories

My parents and how their life was growing up and how they met each other

Pete and Angie Discuss Italy

Pete is Italian and when he and Lin retired, toured the world including Italy. Mom and Pete exchanged stories.

Dad and daughters chat

Dad Daniele and daughters Arianna and Athena talk about his life as a president and mathematician, and their life as a family

The Italian Student

A california high school student (16) talks with a friend across the sea, an Italian student studying science and math in Sardinia.

The Great Thanksgiving Listen With my Nonno

We talked about his life and about his transition from Italy to America.

Grandpa Joe Zavarelli and his Grandson Issac talk about life as a kid and growing up.

In this interview, recorded on November 22nd, 2017, recorded in Missoula, Montana, Grandpa Joe Zavarelli (62) and his Grandson Issac Zavarelli (15) discuss life as a child and life as a grandpa now.

Tuesdays With Morrie

We discussed his coming to America and about his originality. We also talked about his children and occupations.

Immigration Stories Italy: Savaneh Lamin

Savaneh Lamin, who goes by Lamin, talks about his arduous journey from the Ivory Coast to Libya and then crossing the sea to be rescued by a Ship. Once rescued by a ship he was brought to Italy and then...

Immigration Stories Italy: Juan

Juan is immigrated to Italy from Peru for a better life. Juan lives in Pioltello just outside of Milan. Juan paints a beautiful picture of growing up in Peru and being surrounded by his many sisters. Juan tells about his...

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Susanna Houland and Maya Scott-Chung

Maya Elena Scott-Chung (45) and Susie Hoblet (47), parents at Kaiser Elementary School, discuss the myth of the Ozzie and Harriet “traditional family” and Suzy’s experience growing up in Italy, France and traveling worldwide; the struggles of the sandwich generation,...

The Great Thanksgiving Listen

I got to interview my grandmother. I have always loved talking to her and because of this project I have had a chance to talk to her on a deeper level.

The Struggles of The Last Child

“He couldn’t speak, read, or write, a single word.” On November 28, 2019, a 14 year old student named Mason Foxman interviewed his grandpa Leonard Foxman, all about Mason’s great great grandpa named Giuseppe Trulli. This interview was done in...

Immigration Stories Reel–a brief recap of the overall, unedited audio interviews. The full impact is embodied within the full interviews.

I had the privilege to interview immigrants, descendants of immigrants, and asylum seekers across the world. Their stories were accompanied by anonymous portraits made from cyanotype imprints of their bodies and forms to which provided privacy and freedom to speak...

Interview with Grandma

An interview with Grandma about travels, childhood, and current world events

Immigration Stories Italy: Reem and Rawan

Reem and Rawan are both daughters of Arab immigrants to Italy. Even though they were both born in Milan, Italy after their parents had immigrated to the country they are not considered citizens of Italy. Reem and Rawan talk about...