American Identity

Talking about what an American Identity is and how it has changed over time

"Appalachia is where I'm from and part of who I am."

Elise Acuff, a student at Pellissippi State interviews her "Mamaw," Cynthia Moore about her life in Appalachia and beyond. In their interview, they discuss stigma, the "feel" of Appalachia, its significance throughout Cynthia's life, and why it brings her home.

Carolina Elizabeth Abuelo

Carolina talks about her difficulties with Covid and some big influences on her identity

Experiences can Shaped Your Identity

Louise, a college scholar, woman, also my older cousin. She talks about her personality was different from now to she as a child, that was because of during her life till now. The experiences before and after she came to...

The Growth Story In High School

This interview is talking about my sister, Gloria's growth story in high school. She immigrated to America from China in 2016. America was totally a new place for her, and the time period of high school developed and shaped her...

Immigrant: Turning 30 in America, a conversation with the author, Golara Haghtalab.

Emma Fivek (28) talks to her friend Golara Haghtalab (30) about Golara's book, Immigrant: Turning 30 in America. The two discuss how Golara came to the US and her journey since arriving. Going from hostessing at a restaurant in Charlottesville,...

The Great Listen With My Mom
November 28, 2017 App Interview

In this interview that took place in Fresh Meadows, New York, me and Winnie Lai, who is my mother, talk about her experiences and how it has shaped her overall. We discussed about how she changed her path from an...

Identity and Culture Essay

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

How My Dad Overcame His Life Challenges

This interview was done on December 1st, 2019 in my family's living room. In this interview, my dad, Nitin Panchal mentioned that he had to overcome many obstacles in his life. These barriers made it more difficult for him to...

Understanding my dads life choices.

Sam, a loving father and husband discusses past events and shares important people in his life that shaped his identity. Through past adversities, he really got the chance to find himself and who he wanted to be.

“Just A Lot of Imagination”

In Flushing, New York, a hardworking father, George Dakis, and his 14-year-old daughter, Christina Dakis, converse about his life in a Greek-American household. They talk about his inspiring life and the hardships he went through to become the man he...

Annalise & Parker: How softball affected her life
December 9, 2022 App Interview

Parker Allee is my best friend and ex softball player. She started when she was very young and played throughout her life. We talked about how being involved and quitting softball affect her life.

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Jovita Molina and Ariel Benson

Friends Ariel Benson (55) and Jovita Molina (57) discuss their friendship, their careers, and their lives outside of work.

Nicolette Nordin Heavey and Alex Wu

Creating Community Through Sharing Stories: Nicolette Nordin Heavey was born Detroit, but spent the majority of her childhood in Belgium and England. After attending college in America, she moved to Andover to raise her family. Wanting to help contribute to...

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Aaron Taylor and Joseph Moreno

Cousins Aaron Taylor (45) and Joseph Moreno (40) share a plática about their family history and Indigenous ancestry, the value of language and culture in education, and the intricacies of mestizo identity in New Mexico.

Jeannette Colon's identity talk with daughter.

Im makayla colon(14) and i interviewed my mom, jeannette colon(39) on what she thought marked her and her identity.

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Vanessa Lemus and Nico Orisini

Vanessa Lemus (23) and her One Small Step partner and roommate Nico Orisini (24) discuss the misconceptions and motivations of their political beliefs.

Sophie Chen Chia and Romaine Kuo Chuang, 9/16/23

Sophie and her maternal grandmother, Romaine, discuss how immigration impacts identity.