"My parents...were like lovebirds."
Peihuang shares her most vivid memory of her parents.
"They cannot get married."
Tien and Alex describe their parents' reaction to their engagement.
Our Taiwanese American Story collects and archives stories of Taiwanese Americans to preserve a collective history and to foster intergenerational and intercultural communication.
This project was created in the tafLabs program at the Taiwanese American Foundation 2016 Summer Conference. Our team began this project with the desire to preserve the stories and experiences of Taiwanese Americans. Drawing from other story platforms such as StoryCorps and First Days Project, we wanted to create an interactive archive where individuals can explore Taiwanese American history, identity, and community. Our Taiwanese American Story was also created to inspire greater intergenerational dialogue between individuals and their family members.
We are currently seeking – but are not limited to – stories from members of the Taiwanese diaspora who lived in Taiwan before 1987 and immigrated to America. In the future, we envision this archive will include the stories of Taiwanese Americans from all generations.
As part of a non-profit organization, Our Taiwanese American Story depends entirely on your financial support. Your donation will go towards website maintenance and Taiwanese American Foundation, which fosters servant leaders so that they can make a unique and compassionate impact on humankind.
We deeply appreciate your support and investment!
Questions? Suggestions? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible!