52 Stories was created after I sent out a simple questionnaire asking how people felt about New York City. I was impressed by the answers and it made me want to learn more about the people behind those answers. I love that we all have a unique story to tell and I am fascinated by what series of events brought each and every person in New York. I'm a believer in the fact that every single second of your life up until now has led you to this very moment and I want to share those life stories with others. 

When I first moved to the city I was excited by the sheer number of different stories that those around me had. Coming from different hometowns, backgrounds, colleges, most people in New York have a different story behind why they packed up everything and moved here. With an abundance of industries here (fashion, entertainment, finance, etc), NYC attracts creatives and thinkers from all walks of life.

With a goal of interviewing one person a week for a year, 52 Stories was birthed. Here I'll share stories about how someone who never expected to move to New York ended up working for one of the largest music streaming companies in the world and how a failure in a test overseas resulted in someone moving to America for college which then led him to New York. I'll cover those who work in all industries across the board from all different backgrounds.

If you see someone you think you might want to get in contact with, feel free to reach out to me to refer them for an interview. 52 Stories is about sharing stories and the idea of "connection" - that we're not all that different from one another.


My name is Stephanie. I was born in Houston, raised in Shanghai and Texas, and went to college in Austin. Being in Shanghai nurtured a love for large cities and when I first visited New York, it felt like home. 

I graduated from a large university where I didn't attend a single football game until after I graduated but I did visit the same bar 365 times.

I love writing, talking to people, and sharing stories with the world.



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