I asked my mother about what life was like when she was growing up and some memories. I mostly asked her about her family and school.

Aaron Newell and Amberly Newell

Aaron Newell (42) talks with his daughter, Amberly Newell (13), about the way his faith influences his decisions, his experience adopting Amberly, and their work in the community.

“I don’t let my past define me, and I really love that you have stuck with me through all of these years.”

Our interview is about Gabby, a former foster child and her adoptive mother Karla. In the interview, the two of them talk about the beginning of their life together which includes heartfelt sentiments, life-changing moments, and memories of a unique...

“Some of them as young as five and six had passed away throughout the course of the year”

Alex Semper Upton was a camp counselor for several years through many programs and leaderships. In this interview, she talks about becoming a certified lifeguard, putting on fun shows, and working with kids with Cystic Fibrosis. She talks about how...

Kimberly Kelling and Lloyd S Kelling

Kimberly Kelling (63) sits down with her father, Lloyd S. "Bud" Kelling (90), to ask him about his childhood memories at Camp Crockett (also known as Kamp Karney), to learn more about what it was like for him to discover...

Bob Alpern, Part 1

Bob Alpern (92) talks with his friend John Friedrich (55) about growing up in the 1930s in New York City, attending art museums with his father, singing songs at Camp Moween written by Yip Harburg, Wizard of Oz lyricist and...

Todd Mackey and Elizabeth Buckley

Significant others Todd Mackey (39) and Elizabeth Buckley (40) share a conversation about their earliest memories of meeting each other and about coming back into contact later in life. They also talk about their relationship, falling in love during the...

Jeny Beausoliel and Dorvell Stewart

One Small Step partner's Jeny Beausoliel (59) and Dorvell Stewart (33) take time to shares stories about navigating mental healthcare system, living with abusive parents, and finding places that bring them joy.

Michael Tierney and Christine Daugherty

Friends and fellow activists, Michael Tierney (60) and Christine Weiss Daugherty (80), reflect on moving to West Virginia and their involvement with rural activism and community development.

Jess Eng and Artemisia Luk

Childhood friends, Jess Eng (21) and Artemisia Luk (20), share memories of elementary school, their experiences at summer camp, and their path into the arts.

Ms. Douglas’s child birth traumas

In this interview, conducted in November 17th , 2017, in Lincoln Park High School, Chicago, Illinois, Biljana Tanceva (16) interviews her Law teacher Miss Douglas (53) about her childhood and the beginning of her adulthood. Miss Douglas shares her story...

Sarah Lister and Jef Evans

Close friends Sarah Lister (52) and Jef Evans (51) look back on their shared memories from growing up in a conservative community connected to the West Gate Baptist Church in Tampa, Florida.

Cleo and Laurie

Cleo Becker (16) talks with her mom, Laurie WInslow (40s) on someone Laurie wishes she could see from her days in summer camp when she was a teenager.

Barbara (Bunny) Sims and Bruce Sims

Barbara (Bunny) Sims (73) and her husband, Bruce Sims (74), remember Bunny's father and the role he played in World War II while serving in the U.S. Navy. They also discuss their family, their careers, and the places they've lived.

Extraordinary summer camp

This is a story with my little brother about a summer camp in Hawaii he attended about our heritage. He tells about how that week will impact him in the future and what happened during that special week

Caitlin Lamb and John Lamb

Caitlin Lamb (42) and her father, John Lamb (75), talk about Camp Jabberwocky, a summer camp for people with disabilities, and remember the founder, Helen "Hellcat" Lamb.