Life as an Indian-American

Ashira Monga (18) talks with friend, Nidhi Salian (18) about moving from India to America and growing up an Indian-American.

Giannas Interview with her Grandmother

In this interview, my grandma shares with me a lot about her life. She grew up in Italy with 9 other siblings. I had my dad translate the questions and her answers because she can only speak Italian. Her English...

Interviewing Mom

This interview was conducted with my mother, Vanessa Steckel, in which I asked her about her childhood, work life, and about me. This interview was heartfelt and it told me more about my mother that I may not have known...

My Grandfather’s Experience Immigrating from Italy

This interview talked about my grandfather’s experience coming from Italy to America and what he was like growing up.

Coming to America

“[Jamaica] became really dangerous.” When Roxanne Hoge was eleven years old, she and her family moved to America to escape from the political turmoil in Jamaica. Forty-three years later, on January 6, 2020, she told the story to her daughter,...

From Russia/Ukraine to Cleveland

My dad’s coming to America was not as easy as I once thought. My dad, his parents, and his grandparents all immigrated from Russia/Ukraine to Cleveland, Ohio in the year 1997 because they were exiled. I’ve never heard this story...