The shaping of Susan Fisher’s life and her empathetic past.

Conducted in Santa Cruz, California, student Kayla Penny (age 15) interviews Susan Fisher (age 45) about a childhood story and the effect it had on Susan’s future. Fisher shares her story of dealing with individuals troubled with mental health such...

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February 20, 2017 App Interview

Melissa and her son Nash (age 8) talk about what peace and peace-making mean to them. Melissa reminds us of the Dalai Lama quote "If you wish to have peace in the world, start with yourself." And Nash says "if...

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My mother, Mandy, and I talk about how specific people in her life have made her more empathetic.


How I used empathy to mend a lifelong friendship.

Vince Whibbs and Rosetta Taylor

Colleagues Vince "Vinnie" Whibbs (77) and Rosetta Taylor (61) talk about the work they do with Re-entry Alliance Pensacola (REAP) where they assist those leaving jail and prison with getting back into the community to become, self-sufficient and productive. They...

Michael Woods and Lonnie Halkmon

Friends Michael Woods (36) and Lonnie Halkmon (38) have a conversation about their youth, spreading love, and their work at Dream Builders 4 Equity.

11-22-23 Interview with Grandma O

Grandma O, my empathetic 78 year old Grandma, has an inspirational backstory. She partook in many extracurriculars such as doing dance, stage makeup, swim, and taking French, and she worked in a bakery where she met her husband of over...

Janet Hamiln and Alex Wu

Andover Stories of American Identity: a conversation with Janet Hamlin about her extraordinary childhood and life that gives her perspective to be compassionate and passionate.

Karolina Beltran and Jose Beltran

Esposos Karolina Beltran (47) y Jose Beltran (47) hablan de sus recuerdos, cuando Jose tenía el virus de COVID-19, y sus esperanzas para el futuro, y el agradecimiento. [Spouses Karolina Beltran (47) and Jose Beltran (47) talk about their memories, Jose...

Deborah DiazGranados and Blair Grossman

One Small Step partners Deborah "Debbie" DiazGranados (48) and Blair Grossman (59) discuss religion, community, and their lived experiences of exclusion.

FYS Interview about the theme of empathy with Kristie Smith by Arianna Smith

I interviewed Kristie Smith for my First Year Seminar class at Marshall University Our FYS class has been focusing on critical thinking and how thoughtfully developed and artfully answered questions can lead to enriching and enlightening stories. Frank Sesno’s book...

Nicholas Piediscalzi and Christy Hightower

Nick Piediscalzi, a retired minister, talks about what brought him to Peace United Church of Christ in Santa Cruz California. He admires the active, lively congregation here where people are not afraid to be vulnerable in church. Nick explains: “In...

Angelo Vidal and Jamitra Fulleord

Angelo Vidal (23) interviews his colleague Jamitra Fulleord (27) about her work with incarcerated women. Jamitra shares the unique challenges that women in the Missouri prison system face and specific ways they can be supported.

My mom’s childhood memories

My mom moved around a lot throughout her childhood due to her dad being in the air force. She lived on air force bases and speaks of what it was like

Shannon Sigamoni and Wilnisha Sutton

Shannon Sigamoni (28) interviews her friend and colleague Wilnisha Sutton (33) about Wilnisha's work in the anti-trafficking field, her advice to people wishing to join the field, and how she thinks the field has progressed over the past 20 years.

Michael Drewry and Michael Whidden

One Small Step partners Michael Drewry (66) and Michael Whidden (51) discuss the urban/rural divide, feeling politically "homeless," and how to address the country's political polarization.

Barie Wolf-Bowen, Andrew Law, and Traci Ruble

Traci Ruble (44) interviews Berie Wolf-Bowen (34) and Andrew Law (46) about their experiences as listeners for Sidewalk Talk. Berie and Andrew talk about their memories of listening and being listened to when they were children, and what they gain...

Erin Krommenhoek and Cassandra Toscano

Sisters Cassandra Toscano (44) and Erin Krommenhoek (32), discuss their grandmother's experience being kidnapped from her family and placed in a Catholic Indian Reservation School and the generational trauma it caused.

Paul Soto & Rori Harris-Killough

Paul spoke with Rori, the creator of the Walk-A-Mile program, to discuss his educational encounter while shadowing a colleague for the program. During their conversation, Paul shares the valuable insights he gained from his experience, particularly in understanding the financial...