Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2019

Stella Yen
All Generations

On April 14th, 1996, I was born in a hospital located in Kennebunk, Maine. I lived in a tiny suburban town where my family and I were the only Asians. I spent the first few years of my life thinking this was my only home, but in reality, my home was across the world. As I was living in a predominately white community, I wasn’t aware of my own identity as a Chinese American. However, through finding an Asian American community in New York City, I learned a lot about my own identity through meeting people from diverse backgrounds, not only from China but also all around Asia.

All Generations is an online storytelling platform where Chinese Americans can share their own stories, and also discover their own heritage through others and their personal stories. The logo, __ 代 (dài, generation in Mandarin), is meant for the user to fill in the blank as to which generation they represent as an Asian American. Each published story has its own serial number used to cross reference other stories under the same topic. The site includes a discussion board for users to respond, ask questions, and connect with each other. It also includes a community feature where users can search Asian American communities, hotspots and other users in their area.

This site is meant to not only bring together and create a stronger Chinese American community, but also realize that we are not alone and we share a unique cultural background in common.

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Bhavika Bhatia

Leehe Bok

Lauren April Brady

Elisa Bustos

Gabrielle Cantamessa

Jo Castanon

Ana Sofia Murillo Cernicchiaro

Sherleen Chen

Tiange Chen

Dahee Choi

Carol Chong

Olivia Chow

Matthew Chu

Lily Clempson

Analuisa Corrigan

Gaurika Dalal

Iyana Martin Diaz

Sylvia Epstein

Maria Farah

Vitoria Schweitzer Fiore

Jamie Fong

Bentzion Goldman

Sarah Hennessy

Irene Hernandez-Gaona

Sara Hilany

Allen Hu

Gufeng Huang

Julia Isman

Erika Jaquez

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Adam Johansen

Souraya Jureidini

Cynthia Kamata-Banks

Zarrin Karimi

Ta Suranart Kasitipradit

Anastasia Khadivi

Peggy S. Khammanotham

Jiwon Kim

Minhae Kim

Sarah Kim

Soyeon (Chloe) Kim

Soyeon Kim

Esther Klingbiel

Rose Kramer

Clare Lagomarsino

Julia Lassen

Chloe Lee

Jahyun Lee

Nicole Lee

Ye Eun Alison Lee

Leqi Liang

Chia Ying Lin

Chih-Yi Lin

Eric Lish

Clarissa Losciale

Eileen Lu

Cobey Lusinger

Maria Magnani

Miguel Marcos

Gaebrielle McIntosh

Sarah McNutt

Mitali Mehta

Vincent Merle

Mitali Nopany

Eugene Ong Bang Jun

Diana Pak

Seongjin Park

Holly Parkin

Annika Phillips

Olimpia Pignatti-Morano

Marie Poncin

Jin Qian

Jack Rieger

Kenisha Bijoux Rullan

Joshua Ryan

Bushra Sarker

Amy Schultz

Nico Siy

Leah Slava

Demi Isabela Straulino

Anisha Subberwal

Erica Tagliarino

Cristina Cepeda Thielmann

Elisa Tordjmann

Kyle Tranquilli

Yasemin Varlik

Varun Vig

Diana Vivar

Abby Wang

Yifei Wang

Yuqi Wang

Coco Wohrle

Angela Yang

Stella Yen

Tiffany Ying

Ingrid Yiu

Kyle Yu

Celestine Yuan

Seoyoung Yun

Maria Zabolotnaya

Amanda Zaldivar

Yinglin Zeng

Junhao Zhang

Limber Lingya Zhang

Haitong Zheng

Karolina Zuchowski