Father and Daughter (Vietnamese)
September 21, 2018 App Interview

My father, who is an immigrant in America, confessed to me about how he struggled to settle his and his family's life in America also revealed his hopes for his children in a better country

November 25, 2018 App Interview

We talked about my grandmother's and mother's childhoods.

The History of My Grandparents

I asked my mother questions about her parents lives.

The Bravest Woman I Know: My Bestemor

She grew up in occupied Norway, moved to America with two kids under the age of four, a dog, and their life savings of $200. She didn't speak the language but she just went with the flow. This is how...

Ray Campeau shares childhood memories of the multicultural Butte community

Ray Campeau recalls the Serbian celebration of Mesopust, the coming of the interstate, his family's heritage, and the round-the-clock hardworking miners in Butte.

Mushca aka Da Jamaican killer
November 29, 2022 App Interview

Mushca aka Maschell Hamilton aka Da Jamaican Killer, gives his life story as an immigrant in this personal recording between loving family members.

Papa’s Best Thanksgiving

Today, me and my grandfather discussed questions about Thanksgiving when he was a child. He discussed the most memorable Thanksgiving he had, one of his family’s Thanksgiving traditions, and his favorite Thanksgiving dish.

Aadil Shah and Karl Kramer

One Small Step partners Aadil Shah (38) and Karl Kramer (64) discuss influential events and people, the role of the federal government, and their hopes and fears for our country.

Raeid Ebrahim and Lily Brame

[Recorded: Friday, July 21, 2023] This One Small Step conversation was recorded in Charlottesville, Virginia as part of the Sorensen Institute’s summer High School Leaders Program in 2023. Raeid Ebrahim (18) is from Fauquier County and Lily Brame (17) is...

Tou and Yer Y Vang: Hmong and American

Tou and Yer Vang from Minnesota talk about their journeys from Laos to Thailand to, finally, the USA. As Hmong refugees to American immigrants, their life story crosses borders, oceans, and generations. As children, they both grew up surrounded by...

“People all day long tell me how they love my accent… [it was] something I had to learn to accept.”

Jaylyn asks Julie about her experience her in America after immigrating from the UK. Julie first came to America for business trips then she got the opportunity to start a marketing group in California. The reputation of California alone gave...

Father Daughter recording

My dad and I have a very strong relationship that was built from past experiences and battles. I love my father endlessly and I have so much respect for him and the things he’s gone through.


Mia Puerto talks to her mom Pam Puerto, about her childhood in Louisiana and what it was like growing up. The interview is conducted in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. Pam Puerto talks about her Christmas's and Summers in Honduras. She...

2 immigrant friends and their mundane life

My name is Blaine Dinh, and my friend’s name is Nhi Ledo. We are both 18 years old. We were talking about her childhood and the instance of her moving to the US and adjusting to the environment. We also...

The first day of school

My name is Daniel and I shared my story with Steven. I wrote a story about how I came to America and my first day school experience.

Chia Thao; first generation immigrant

Today I interviewed my sister, Chia Thao. Married at a young age, I interviewed her on her childhood and how that shaped who she is today.