Stories are all we have.

These are the things that teach us life lessons, that challenge us to empathize, expand our perspective, and inspire us to take action.

From What I Remember is a collection of stories from our parents' lives — from their childhood in war-torn Vietnam, to their struggle as refugees, to their transition to American culture. Each of these recollections gives us insight into the events that shaped our family, but they’re also a small part of a larger history that goes untold, that inform our world even though we are unaware of them.

These stories are the ones that have been cut from history books. These are the stories that we’ll take with us.