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  • Narrator: Stephanie Lyn
    • Director of Quality Management at CI Financial
  • Interviewer / Photographer: Daniel Clarkson Fisher (Stephanie’s life partner)
  • Date Recorded: June 17, 2019
  • Location: Home of the narrator and interviewer, Toronto, ON
  • Length: 1:24:56


Stephanie is my partner in life and was my gateway into both the Chinese Jamaican community and this project — in fact, she was part of the original working group assembled by Ray Chen to discuss the possibility of an oral history project back in 2015.

Nepotism notwithstanding, I wanted to interview Steph because she is both a phenomenal storyteller and a keenly perceptive observer of her own community. Her insights are deeply informed by graduate studies in multicultural counseling, but also her natural brilliance. I probably sound like the adoring husband that I am, but truly: there are many pearls of wisdom to be gleaned in this recording.

One interesting note: Steph was the very first interview recorded, but also the last; the conversation guide evolved so much over the course of the project that we decided to re-record her interview shortly before the launch of the project.

– Daniel Clarkson Fisher

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