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.

Nai Nai

My grandma, Mimi, tells me about one of her happiest memories during her childhood with her godfather.

Extra Credit: Thanksgiving StoryCorps

My mother talked about her past in Taiwan and the parenthood

Interview with my mom

This interview was with my mom. We talked about her life before she moved to the United States, her childhood, and ancestory.

Interviewing my great grandma

My great grandma talks about how she used grit and perseverance through her life as a refugee from the Chinese civil war and her life when she was a child

Changing Times, Similar People

Will talks to grandpa Fred about his life, how he wants people to find their comfort zone in their life, and his hopes for the future of both our family and the world as a whole.

A Taiwanese Immigrant

Interviewing my mother, a Taiwanese immigrant, about her first experience in the United States

Interview with my Mom

When my mother, Alice, immigrated here as a child she didn’t know how to speak English which was hard to make friends because she didn’t speak their language. As my mom grew up her job has caused many bad events...

Interview w/ My Brother

My brother and I talked about the last, present, and future.

Mom’s Memories in Taiwan

Grace and her mom, Tsuimin, talk about Tsuimin’s summer in elementary school and also her wedding day.

Interview with my Nani, Dinesh Verma

Dinesh Verma talks about leaving Pakistan during Partition and, later in life, moving to the United States.

The Great Thanksgiving Listen: My Mom’s Taiwanese Heritage

This recording is an interview I did with my mom discussing her Taiwanese heritage and some of the struggles she faced and noticed as a child but also the pride she has in her culture.

Interview with Grandma Mary

Asked my dear grandma questions about her childhood, her family, how she and my grandpa met, and who’s made an impact on her life. Transcript (Translated into English, some parts paraphrased): Joanne: Hi, my name is Joanne Chua. I am...

Immigration and its Struggles

A mother, teacher, and nurse talks about her experience immigrating to America from Taiwan.

WH Interview

I spoke to Richard Evers about his service experiences and other life stories.

Michael Chou – Great Holiday Listen

This is an interview with one of my grand uncles from Taiwan. In the interview photo, my grand uncle is in the black shirt without a hat and I am in the grey shirt. My brothers are the two in...

A special Thanksgiving conversation

During Thanksgiving dinner this year, I interviewed an elderly from my church. We talked about her current life, immigration experiences and happy memories.

Dancing to Prince

Everyone Alex Head meets wonders about his British accent, it’s the first thing they notice. Yet who would have thought a British born, American citizen with two kids would end up spending a large portion of his life in Asia?...

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...

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...

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.