The Great Thanksgiving Listen

An interview with my mom about her childhood and hometown.

Kathleen Chen’s Testimony
September 17, 2019 App Interview

This testimony is about my grandmother’s experience in her native country, Taiwan, and the reasons behind why she decided to move to America later in her life.

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Donna West and Ryan Shinn

One Small Step partners Donna West (68) and Ryan Shinn (44) go down memory lane reflecting on the their experiences with their faith, community, and work that shaped them today.

my moms childhood
September 14, 2020 App Interview

I questioned my mom around 8:30 at night on September 13, 2020. I asked her about how her childhood was like and questions about her before she had me. She told me some things that shocked me and some that...

An Interview with My Mother: Experiences from Taiwan to the United States

My mom and I talk about her experiences immigrating from Taiwan to the United States, her views on education, food, culture, and family, and what she misses most about her home country.

Testimony Project 2019
September 17, 2019 App Interview

My name is Evelyn, and I interview my mom Lingling about her childhood in Ping Dong, Taiwan.

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Jannie Shea and Angela Waner

Jannie Shea (54) and her best friend, Angela Waner (54), share a conversation about COVID-19, babysitting, emergencies, hitchhiking, and family as they look back on the adventures that they have had together.

A chat with Yeye

I interviewed him in Hawaii because we went on a family vacation. We talked about what we’re some of his earliest memories and we also talked about how he wanted to be remembered after he passed. And lastly we talked...

The Taiwanese Perspective of America

When interviewing my grandparents (Ama, 80, and Agong 85), I asked them about their childhood, jobs, and experience moving to America from Taiwan. We discussed the contrasts between their lives, and the contrasts of an American life versus a Taiwanese...

Interview with parents
February 17, 2021 App Interview

Five questions about what has been happened in your childhood.

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Melody Lin and Charles Loring Woodman

Melody Lin (65) interviewed by her husband (Charles) Loring Woodman (75) about her childhood in Taiwan, marrying an American man and moving to Southern California, having a child with him, their divorce, her being a single mother, meeting and marrying...

Emmy Tzuang Immigration

I interviewed my Grandma about her experience of immigration. She migrated from China to Taiwan when she was four. When she graduated from college at age 24 she migrated again to Canada and stayed there for 2 years. She then...

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Huey-Min Chuang and Mei-Yi Chen

Recently reconnected friends Huey-Min Chuang [no age given] and Mei-Yi Chen (51) share their childhood immigration and coming-of-age stories and what home means to them. They also talk about their current projects and what they hope for in their rekindled...

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Rodney Farmer and Pam Bessey

Rodney Farmer (75) speaks with his stepdaughter Pam Bessey (56) about his time serving in the Vietnam War. Rodney discusses Agent Orange, his travels around Southeast Asia, and memories from his time served that have inspired his poetry.

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Hannah Shaw and Allen Shaw

Hannah Shaw (28) shares a conversation with her father, Allen Shaw (72), about Allen’s childhood, his family, his career, and how his perspective on life has changed over time.

Interview with My Mom: Childhood, Career, and Immigration

In this interview, Gwyneth Lin (15) interviews her mom Wen Yin Yu (47), who answers the questions in Mandarin. They start with questions about immigrating from Taiwan to the U.S., continue by talking about life in Taiwan, and end with...

War Stories

My grandfather, Thomas Ciesla, talked about his time serving in the US military during the Vietnam War. He was a lieutenant in a US naval reserve medical core on active duty 1961-1964. He spoke about serving in Vietnam, telling his...

Maddy Shearer interviews Beatrice Peterson about International Traveling and Living during the Cold War

Beatrice Peterson recalls her experiences traveling with the American military during the midst of the Cold War to locations like Vietnam, Cambodia, Germany, and Romania while being interviewed by her granddaughter, Maddy Shearer on May 14th, 2022. She details how...