Immigration Stories Reel–a brief recap of the overall, unedited audio interviews. The full impact is embodied within the full interviews.

I had the privilege to interview immigrants, descendants of immigrants, and asylum seekers across the world. Their stories were accompanied by anonymous portraits made from cyanotype imprints of their bodies and forms to which provided privacy and freedom to speak...

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After arriving to Zimbabwe in her twenties, pursuing her doctorate there, living in South Africa, and returning to the United States, Dr. Teresa "Terri" Barnes reflects on three decades of experience in Africa and academia.

Kirstie Kwarteng and Nana Aba Naaman

Kirstie Kwarteng (28) interviews Nana Aba Naamanl (64) about her decision to immigrate from Ghana to the United States. Nana Aba talks about how her father's death impacted her. She also reflects on her own colorblindness and the experience of...

"This is science – to put everyone together to discuss the future of humanity." an interview with Frédéric Ouattara

Frédéric Ouattara, Universite de Koudougou, knows the practical implications of his research into the ionosphere. Our mobile phone signals become worse due to the weakening of the ionosphere. In Burkina Faso, he helps train the next-generations of geoscientists. The 2018...

“It was NOLS that was a turning point”
October 11, 2018 App Interview

Peter Roy talks being prepared for a life in business by his NOLS wilderness course. Years later he was able to send his daughter to a NOLS semester in Kenya, and this was an important turning point for his whole...

Immigration Stories Italy: Lamin Tamba

Lamin Tamba, who goes by Lamin, and in our interview he shares horrific details of his journey from Senegal to Libya and then ultimately pushed onto a boat into the Mediterranean Sea in complete darkness, hoping he makes it safely...

Gregory Ejikeme tells of his youth and other influential factors that have shaped him into the man he is today.
November 29, 2017 App Interview

Within this interview, conducted in November of 2017 in Wylie, Texas, my father, Gregory Ejikeme, tells of his life growing up in Sub-Saharan Africa. Ejikeme shares of his past and the elders he's grateful for, as well as the effect...

what we take for advantage

We talked about my dad’s time in the Peace Corps and how that has been an influence in his life. Subsequently, we reflected in his life and conversed about what he wants now.

Judith Kratka and Grace Farina

Judith Kratka is sharing her life experience

My iterview

We talked about Africa. We talked about family and growing up.

Border to border to boarding school

Traveling, boarding school, and even some crazy memories, the many things Jaqui Zerouni and Grace Telegdy discussed in November of 2017. As Grace and Jaqui went into depth about Jaqui’s childhood, as she explains all the amazing differences of living...

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Doris Green and Melvin Taylor

Melvin Taylor (49) asks his associate Doris Green about her career as an ethnomusicologist, her creation of Greenotation (an integrated score of percussive music and dance notation), and the time she spent traveling in Africa to learn more about the...

“I didn’t want you guys to experience what I had to go through…”

Jacklyn Kwarteng a 17 year old interviews Gabriel Kwarteng (dad) who moved to the United States when she was 1 month old to know more about where he grew, what his childhood was like, and how living alone in a...

Nils Bognar interviews his dad, Istvan Bognar, on his life so far. “What was your childhood like”?

In this interview, conducted on November 26, 2017 in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, Nils Bognar(14) interviews his dad, Istvan Bognar(47), about his life so far. Istvan shares stories about growing up in Africa and in New York and how each...

"You can't understand where you are without understanding your past": Interview with Kuukuwa Manful  

Kuukuwa is a trained architect from Ghana currently pursuing a PhD in Politics and International Studies at SOAS, University of London. She is also the Principal Investigator on building Early Accra - a project that aims to digitise endangered architectural...

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Jessica Simpson and Tasha Willis

Tasha Willis (40) interviews her cousin Jessica Simpson (30) about her experiences in Sierra Leone as an Ebola first responder.