Identity and Culture Essay

Interview with my grandma about events in her life that made her who she is today.

February 9, 2018
A mother’s transition towards the strength of natural hair.

Talking about her shift towards loving beautiful, natural African American hair, and wondering about the roots of identity.

January 26, 2018
Hair as an equalizer for a Ghanaian schoolgirl

A Ghanaian woman tells me about her childhood experience in Nigeria where hairstyles were a part of the school uniform, how she feels about the time it takes to get her hair braided, and the hilarious story of the first...

“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...

Neighbor Talks About Her Culture And A Major Shift That Impacted Her Life

“If you want to do something, don’t always think about doing it and just do it, or else nothing will get done.” Ms. Xue, a college student, talks about her family heritage and how a major decision significantly impacted her...

November 26, 2017 App Interview
“Nothing in life was taken for granted and you have to basically work your way through hardships and obstacles”

In this interview, Alvin interviews Jican and asks him about his life experiences and adversities. He asks about Jican’s childhood and whether or not he celebrated Thanksgiving in the past. Jican responds with advice based on the hardships he faced...