First Day of School

First day back in school, specifically college. Nerve racking on the first day but towards the end of the day and onward she was very much more relaxed with where was was in. She hopes to graduate on time in...

Mora Vittum & Bernice Man

Growing up in NYC has had a big influence on my mother. Her experiences have made her who she is, and shaped her perspective on life. This has made up my childhood, and will continue to effect and influence who...

In school we are taught that climate change is our responsibility. We have to change the entire world, which is a big burden for a kid.

Samantha speaks about the mental health challenges that climate change places on young people who are expected to fix the problem that previous generations created.

Interview With A Twin Sister- Erin and Maggie Salko

Maggie and Erin Salko talk about what it was like growing up as twins. They share their hopes for one another and their plans for the future.

“A Journey Of A Thousand Steps Starts With One Step”

A father, a husband and a son talks about his childhood, his family and traditions that have shaped him into the man he is today. Mustansar Nasir talks about his experiences and memories combined into adversities that he has encountered...

Henri Serverius and Philippe Serverius

Henri Serverius (18) talks with his father Philippe Serverius (50) about his childhood growing up in Belgium, the implications of the roots of his African mother, his decision to leave Europe behind and move to NYC, and the first hand...

Interviewing my Grandfather about his life before I was born.

During my interview we talked about a lot of things including his childhood, school, his wife, his parents and etc. He told me a lot of things that I didn’t know about him and it was very interesting.

Abba on Zadie Osip

An interview about my father's grandparents, who were Communists in Odessa and came to the US to help found the American Communist Party.

Griot Tradition & Oral Storytelling: Respecting Your Elders

West African oral tradition often used proverbs to teach people different lessons. “Proverbs use images from everyday life to express ideas or give advice and reveal a great deal about the wisdom and values of West Africans.” Here is a...

Sahil Siddiqi & Benjamin Sigall-Gaynor

Sahil Siddiqi: 2020-12-19 18:32:45 Sahil Siddiqi (14) with his friend Benjamin Sigall-Gaynor (14) discuss the year 2020 and how it has affected them

David Smith and Ellen Smith

life review: childhood, young adulthood, loss of hearing, marriage & raising children

Mia Quezada and her mom, Guadalupe, talk about living in Mexico from her point of view.

Mia Quezada (14) talks with her mom, Guadalupe Elizalde (45), about them living in Mexico and the way she felt before and after the event. Mia asks about family life, childhood life, and life away from Mexico; where Guadalupe found...

A warm afternoon with Grandma and Grandpa Mauser

A grandson interviews his two loving grandparents about everything from growing up in New York in the 1940s to Jewish cuisine and everything in between.

Andrea Cleveland & Monica Harwell

"Nobody wanted to work with me." In 1991, Monica Harwell became the first woman to climb electric utility poles for ConEdison in New York. As a line constructor, her job was to install power lines dozens of feet in the...

Mary Braasch and Michele Spivey

One Small Step partners Mary Braasch (31) and Michele Spivey (59) discuss their upbringing, their relationship to their partners, and their hopes for the future of the United States.

Madeline Hehir and Nina Aledort

Colleagues Madeline Hehir (33) and Nina Aledort (55) discuss how they started working in anti-trafficking, share how the work has developed over time, and reflect on what changes they hope to see in the future.