The Pressures of American Culture
December 3, 2017 App Interview

Asking a Sudanese millennial about the pressure to conform to American culture.

“Richmond is like my second home”- José talks about his life in the US and his love of learning

José Luis and Alison discuss the things he loves about Richmond while also acknowledging the challenges of making a life in a new country. The two also talk about his love of learning, travel, and his future education plans!

What Does Success Mean To You?

Interviewing my grandparents about their ideas of success and failure, and where these ideas came from.

Claudia and Kaitlyn talk about childhood, mindfulness, and parenting.

Claudia reflects on her childhood and the importance of family in her life. She shares lessons from parenting, mindfulness, and teaches Kaitlyn the concept of “self-talk”.

Part Two: Maria speaks of transition, settling into Richmond, and her dreams of bringing more Mexican culture to her adopted city!

Part one of two: Maria sits down with Alison and translator Kaitlyn to talk about family, her move to Richmond, and ways she believes we can incorporate more Mexican culture into the town she has grown to love and appreciate!

YESSIRRRR

We discussed her past expierences and present opinions.

Lexi interview

We talked about what Lexi’s life was like growing up and how that’s shaped her now.

"After the first year, it got easier to sell." – Bill Thistlethwaite on creating the Meltdown Ice Festival in Richmond, IN

Bill and Alison talk about why the Meltdown Ice Festival is special, what makes it different, and how the visiting carvers embrace this small Midwestern town in the dead of winter.

Joe shares his childhood struggle of trying to use scissors as a left-handed individual.

Joe Swanson, also know as “Trophy Joe”, is an artist and skateboarder extraordinaire. We discusses childhood memories and what it was like to grow up as an introverted lefty in Richmond.

Interview with DJ Bradley Adjei

In this audio interview, we discuss with Bradley Adjei, photographer and DJ, his take on music and it’s changed throughout history.

The Great ThanksGiving listen with Hector Becerra (My Dad)

My dad talks to me about some of his memories of his time in Mexico as well as some of his memories of me after we moved to Mexico (A problem occurred in the middle of the recording where it...

Gricelda talks about her life in Richmond, raising a daughter while balancing two cultures, and her hopes for Richmond

This interviewed was done with the assistance of a translator. Gricelda talks about things she misses from Mexico (food!) and what types of culture events would be fun to incorporate into life in Richmond. She also talks about how she...

Siblings mean so much more!

Me, Surafel Kebede, and my sister, Bette Kebede, had thought provoking conversation on our life and experiences.