Interview with Baba

My dad who is a Syrian refugee speaks about his childhood and what he had to go through being an immigrant.

90miles to Freedom

The life of Hector Toledo and his hardships on his journey to the U.S. The life of Hector Toledo after making it to the U.S.

To be free

This interview is with my aunt Vatsana Suttlemyre from Laos. We talked about her journey to America and her life after she moved to Bountiful.

Huan’s Journey

This story is about Huan's (left) childhood and how he unexpectedly ended up spending 2 years in a refugee camp in Japan.

Immigration Stories Italy: Damman

Damman is the youngest of the asylum seekers I interviewed at Villa Barbiero Centro Accoglienza Immigrati. While it is always a struggle to cross Northern Africa to get to Libya, Damman had a few strokes of luck along the way....

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Nazneen Husain, Zahid Husain, and Riaz Husain

Nazneen Husain (48) talks to her sons, Zahid Husain (21) and Riaz Husain (26), about the financial struggles she and her husband faced living in America and her reasoning behind wearing a hijab after 9/11.

Hugo van Waardenburg and Frank van Waardenburg

Frank age 98 on Providence Hospice, of Dutch Indonesian heritage born in east Indies shares reflections with his son Frank who lives with his father about serving in the Dutch Indonesian army and being a prisoner of war for three...

Mom’s Immigration Story

Mom’s immigration story, detailing the journey to the United States and life after coming here.

Grandmother Ngyuyen’s Life in the Philippines & the Impact of the Vietnam War

My grandmother and I talked about her life in Vietnam before the Vietnam War. Then we talked about how it impacted her life and how she came to live in the Philippines.

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Brigitte Brown, Julie Brown, and Joanna Brown

Brigitte Brown (75) talks about being a child in Germany during World War II. She escaped to Czechoslovakia and then was adopted. Her uncle reunited her with her family after the war, and she escaped to West Germany as a...

A Syrian Refugee Couple Adopt Their American Family
February 26, 2019 App Interview

Zubair Rushk and Etan Shukri, married Syrian refugees, adopted Daniel and Joyce Romm as their American parents after a chance meeting prompted by a newspaper article.

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Aimee Zangandou, Beatrice Uwimpuhwe, and Beverly Bull

Mother and daughter Beatrice Uwimpuhwe (67) and Aimee Zangandou (39) relate to their friend Beverly Bull (69) the story of their escape from Rwanda in 1994 as the Rwandan Genocide began, their lives as refugees in other countries in Africa,...

Chatting With A Refugee Youth Worker, Julian Castro
September 12, 2019 App Interview

Julian Castro spent several years working with refugee children from Central America and decided to sit down with me on September 8th in Chicago, IL to share his experiences. Julian touches on his time caring for and being a support...

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Gennady Belous and Dave Nash

Gennady Gene Belous (78) talks with his son-in-law Dave Nash (54) about his family's experience in labor camps, how they were granted amnesty to come live in the United States, and why he decided to legally change his middle name...

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Ruhama Lamure and Pete Anders

Ruhama Lamure (23) chats with her mentor, Pete Anders (56), about her hopes for her new career, what it means to be an officer in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and how the police force can attract more women and people of color.

Tara Dhungana's Story

Tara Dhungana talks with Tatiana Friedman about his experience as a former refugee from Bhutan for Westerville Public Library's Westerville Voices project.

God’s Talent Scout

Though Paulist Father Dat Tran embraces Jesus’ instruction to be a “fisher of men,” he’s learned that the harvest may not come overnight and to trust in the work of the Holy Spirit. In this interview, he speaks about transitioning...

Persistence through countries
November 26, 2017 App Interview

I interview my Grandma about her journey from China to Cambodia to America