Interview with my Mom

The interview was so hilarious and full of enjoyment! My Mom shared some some I never knew. The best part of the interview was when she told me that she was a cry baby when she went to school and...

Common Ground Tacony: Janice Monzo-Perry

This week I interview my cousin Janice Monzo who is originally from South Philadelphia 5th & Dudley Sts, but worked all over the city with the Salvation Army for 34 years. While working for the Salvation Army Janice's job was...

Samantha Gilgan & Lisa Gilgan

Samantha Gilgan (19) interviews her mother, Lisa (51) about living through important events, counting your blessings while living through a pandemic, and the importance of art and music in a time like this.

Gauri Kshirsagar and Vaishali Kshirsagar

Vaishali Kshirsagar (49) talks with her daughter, Gauri Kshirsagar (18) about her life growing up in India, her immigration to America, and raising her daughter in a new country.

Asuka expresses individuality over time with different hair cuts and styles, sometimes rejecting societal standards.

A Japanese American artist and teacher, Asuka tells about how her hair has expressed different aspects of identity over the years, her relationships with her mother and grandmother, and her braided hair styles.

Liam Landree: Honors College Forum

Son and Mother discuss life, the future, the past, and existence on a beautiful May day

Grandmother Evangeline Charles recalls how she yearned for a baby girl.

After giving birth to three boys, Evangeline Charles was hoping for a girl. However, her fourth child, Curtis, was born a boy. Nevertheless, when Evangeline first saw her child, she realized "I loved him more than I could any baby...

“Give Back”

Kaitlyn Riggs (16) interviewing her Mom, Janine Riggs (45) in her home in EHT,NJ on Novemeber 25th, 2018. They discuss Janine's proudest accomplishments, and what each person accomplished in their life so far. They discuss Janine's inspiration, and her life...

Covid-19: Maria Trajtenberg

Jackie Neale interviews her undergraduate photography student, Maria Trajtenberg while we are conducting interviews and taking photographs for our storytelling project, The Corona Collective. Maria is living in TriBeCa New York City through the pandemic, and talks about how she...

Interviewing my Mom

We talked about her life so far and what kind of impactful things she wanted to be remembered by or impacted her life. She also mentioned things she is proud of and important things to her.

Motherhood (Ginger and Emma Cooper)

Emma Cooper (17) Interviews her mother, Ginger Cooper (43), about what life is like as a mother.

“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...

Common Ground Tacony Oral History Project: Rafaela

Rafaela is a long time resident of North East Philadelphia and frequently attends art classes at Mural Arts Philadelphia Tacony. Rafaela speaks about her experiences being born in Philadelphia and partially being raised in South Korea and Philadelphia and then...

Stina Nanavati: A mother’s day interview

This is an interview with Stina Nanavati (mother) being questioned by John Nanavati (husband) and Ravi Nanavati (son). We asked questions about her family, the history of her talking feet, and a bit about her experiences with racism while growing...

"My mother urging me to be self sufficient left me craving attention."

A mother goes through her life reflecting on how her childhood (or the lack thereof) shaped her mindset on life. There were a lot of amazing memories and damaging mistakes made, but how we learn and grow from those should...

Sarah Gray & Jack Delaney, Blood Transfusion Recipient & Formerly Anonymous Blood Donor "Everyone deserves it."
November 30, -0001 App Interview

Sarah Gray, age 47, (Washington DC) blood transfusion recipient, interviews Jack Delaney (61), one of the 10 anonymous strangers who donated 1 of the units of the blood she received during childbirth in 2010. "I'd like to make a new...

“I’m not so much proud of myself. I’m proud of my children.”

Isaac David, an 8th grader at Franklin County Middle School, interviews his mother Patti David (maiden name Conway) about her life. They talk about her childhood, her career, and her love of her children.