Mormor

A few short stories from my grandma. Money tree, Her life throughout the war and living in a box car, and how she met my grandfather.

No matter what you just have to keep trying.

I interviewed my mom who only speaks Spanish and some English. We talked about her childhood and how difficult it was growing up poor. We also talked about her education she wasn’t lucky enough like some of her own family...

“Soy Una Niña Problema” Part 2

In this interview, my mother, Maria Paredes, continues to tell stories about her hometown, her rebellious childhood, happiest memories, and biggest regrets as well as what it was like coming to the United States as an immigrant.

“Soy Una Niña Problema” Part 1

In this interview my mother, Maria Paredes, tells stories about her hometown, her rebellious childhood, happiest memories, and biggest regrets, as well as what it was like coming to the United States as an immigrant.

"It's not the money in the bank, it's the money in the relationships with your family that matter most."

I interviewed my grandfather about his life. We enjoyed a good conversation where I got to learn new things about him and while we enjoyed some quality bonding time together.

"I wouldn't ever want to forget those memories."

As I interview my mother, DeAnna Toyn, she explains some of her happiest memories, as well as her most difficult. She also explores some of her regrets and how she wants to be remembered.

"Find joy in success"

I interview my mom, Stephanie Kirk, and ask her questions about her life in Salt Lake City. We talk about her career as an interior designer, some life lessons, and impactful experiences.

“You are not a tree, if you don’t like it, change it”

Asked my mom some personal questions got to know about her and her past. She's a really hard worker and enjoys getting out of her comfort zone as well as trying new things. I got to know more about her...

“ I'm happy from where I came from, [to] where im at right now”

My father being a 14 year old boy moving from his homeland (Mexico) to the U.S (California) to work and build a better future for himself. From working on a field to being a successful mechanic. Experiences he went through...

“Living the dream” an interview with Roger Mayer

Roger talked about his life including his family and experiences. He talked about his wife and their goals in life and how proud he is of his family.

“Joie de Vivre” – An interview with Saralinda Bell

This is an interview between me, Sumner Bell, and my mother, Saralinda Bell. We talked about her childhood, college experience, and how she decided to study linguistics and deaf education.

La or Toadie

I talked to my mom about life before I was born, and the life i dont know about. This life included the multiple summer jobs, long lost childhood friends, and meeting then marrying my dad, and many more adventures as...

Life is far off from what you expect Pt. 3

My grandma throughout her entire life experienced multiple traumatic events that have made her a very quiet and reserved person. I was lucky enough to sit down with her and hear her stories that she hasn't shared with any family...

Life is far off from what you expect Pt. 2

My grandma throughout her entire life experienced multiple traumatic events that have made her a very quiet and reserved person. I was lucky enough to sit down with her and hear her stories that she hasn't shared with any family...

Life is far off from what you expect Pt. 1

My grandma throughout her entire life experienced multiple traumatic events that have made her a very quiet and reserved person. I was lucky enough to sit down with her and hear her stories that she hasn't shared with any family...

Live, Laugh, Love Episode 1: Sumner Bell

On the primary episode of Live, Laugh, Love I interview my compatriot, Sumner Bell. We talk Christopher Nolan, Astrophysics, Indians and integrity. This interview is guaranteed to bring a smirk to the mouth.

“It’s a classic…”

I got to interview my brother, Ashton. We had conversations on his childhood, school systems, parents, funny and scary stories, nicknames, inspirational people, and football.

“My advice would be to stay in school so you can play sports in college.”

My brother is normally the most outgoing, goofiest kid but from this interview I noticed how camera shy he can get! I asked him questions about things that happen in his day to day life and about what enjoys doing...

Rosalia Melendez and Karen Melendez

In this interview my mom talks about moving from place to place. Also how her life changed when she moved to the United States. She also talks about her childhood in Mexico.

Lourdes Rodriguez and Christian Mendoza

Christian interviewed his mom about her early childhood and life. She explains part of her story from growing up to coming to the US.