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The person I interviewed was my neighbor Mr. Jalal Arabzadeh. He explained how hard work and never giving up can lead to success no matter what the situation is. Mr Jalal talked about how his life changed when he moved...
Theresa Taken (72) talks with her daughter Emily Taken-Vertz (28) about growing up in rural Iowa, being adventurous, going to college, traveling the world, and becoming a lawyer after being a social worker in the South Bronx.
My dad is from Iran and had first-hand experience with the revolution that took place in 1979. He has many stories and many opinions on the life there and decided to leave the country when he was 23.
My dad and I talked about what was popular when he was younger and what it was like back then. Also, he said where he was during important historical events.
Golie Zarabi (36) talks with her mother, Manez Zarabi (63), about some of their experiences as students of Sufism.
Hoda lived through a revolution in her childhood, the recent Iranian revolution brings her hope, and sorrow.
My Father, Tooraj Badie, recants his childhood in Iran, and describes his journey to America.
A daughter interviews her Dad about his childhood, debating politics with his dad, when he became a hippy, hitchiking through Europe, discovering the rennaissance faire, and how he met my mom.
From desegregating lunch counters in Maryland and Virginia in 1960, until today, David Hartsough (73) has made peace his life's work. In this powerful interview with his wife Jan (72), Mr. Hartsough shares his personal stories on waging peace.
One Small Step conversation partners Terri Angier (60) and Emily Friedman [no age given] met for the first time in-person in Oklahoma City. In their One Small Step conversation, they talk about what led them to Oklahoma, their parents, and...
Parissa Neamati recalls her struggles with coming to America from a war zone between Iran and Iraq. Through thick and thin, her and her family remained connected and were able to maintain the rich Persian culture in an entirely new...
An 8 minute interview with an immigrant from Iran. He immigrated in 1976, still lives in the US to this day.
Peter Singh (16) talks with his grandmother, Mercedes Luz (70) about her childhood and growing up in the Philippines. Mercedes discusses her time in Iran during the Iran Iraq war as a nurse in a military hospital. She traveled across...
One Small Step conversation partners Michael Ciccarello (69) and Brian Florko (45) share memories of growing up along with their general ideologies.
Jamileh Davachie (74) talks to her grandson, Shaheen Morakkabi (15) about her childhood and life in Iran during and after the revolution and her family.
In this interview, I question my Dad about his Persian roots, his educational experiences within different countries, and his ultimate residence in the United States.
I interviewed my mom about her life and how she ended up where she is.
Saloumeh Bozorgzadeh (40) is interviewed by new friend Summer Cody (23) about her path to becoming the president of the Sufi Psychology Association and what there is to learn and gain from blending Sufi spirituality and psychology.
My mom, Shirin, grew up in an Iranian-American home, then suddenly lost her mother when she was 14. We talk about how those experiences shaped her and her perspectives on motherhood.
Loyola University Chicago MSW student Kate Dawson talks with her best friend of many years, Chloe Kilano, about growing up with two immigrant parents from Iran. The two reflect on Chloe's experience of being a first-generation college student while challenging...