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This podcast features Black, Asian, and Blasian perspectives on prominent issues affecting our communities. These episodes will be a home for Black and Asian voices where, together, we will work to mend the divide between Black and Asian communities. We have so much to share, to voice, and to discuss - and we’ve created a space in which we can learn from each other and hold each other accountable in our shared fight for equality. Together, we choose unity over division.
 
Emmy nominated Kimberly Ming "The LatinAsian" and educator + creative Paul Clifton, have joined forces to bring you the MixdGen Podcast. For mixed race, multicultural, and interracial families and friends. Dig into heart felt experiences and gain tools to exemplify the practices of inclusivity we hope to emulate to the world. #becausetheworldismixing
 
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Ben Weeda is the founder of Balenceo (www.bebalanceo.com) and also a white man who has had extensive experience in the Denver Metro Area Nonprofit and entrepreneurial space. In this episode Ben shares his journey of understanding whiteness, it’s pervasiveness in leadership within the nonprofit community, and some great tools to put into practice fo…
 
It's a holiday season for many cultures throughout the world which is why MixdGen wanted to bring our listeners an episode that talks about food, culture, and storytelling with our our mixd brothers, The Hungry Wons (www.hungrywons.com) The Hungry Wons are two brothers, Andrew and Jona Won who share a passion for food and storytelling in large part…
 
Co-host Paul Clifton and Cristina Del Hoyo were married July 2019 and have since had significant experiences together as an interracial and intercultural couple. In this episode we get to hear about first impressions upon meeting, racism in Spain versus U.S., and stories about their experiences as an interracial couple. Tune in and enjoy this engag…
 
Peace MixdGen Fam! It's me, Kimberly Ming, your co-host of the MixdGen Podcast. As a writer and performance artist, I wanted to share some of my recent writings with you. This short and sweet episode contains three poems that are connected to my personal life journey and of course, being mixed! - Kimberly Ming We hope all our listeners enjoy this e…
 
Connecting to Our Linguistic Heritage with Ciera Villegas Today’s guest, Ciera Villegas who identifies as Japanese and Chicana connects with co-host Kimberly Ming on different levels regarding language identity in a mixd family context including: shame when you don’t speak languages of your cultural heritage, how language can get erased, and the te…
 
Special: UK Edition "It’s just a lot of expectations from the black community or the white community...I always reference it to a ping pong ball or you being a ping pong ball because you are always battling something from side to side." Today’s guest, Debbie Ingram shares her experience of being the only mixd sibling within her family. We gain thou…
 
What we love about this episode is that co-host of MixdGen Paul Clifton (@pauljayclif) and his sister Monica Clifton (@mocliff08) who share a special sibling bond talk about their experience growing up in Ogden, Utah. We also hear about how Monica feels within her own family as the recent wave of racial justice unfolds and family members. What does…
 
The Black (ex)Mormon: Co-Host Paul Clifton "I've changed a lot because I don't really care anymore about that. Because I know who I am I know I'm a Black male who's mixed. You know? But that the value I have is what I do. Being an educator. Advocating for immigrant families. The stuff I am trying to build in my community is greater than talking whi…
 
Mr. Chin!? Mr. Lee?! Mr. Wong!?: Gavin Goodall “I grew up in Jamaica, in Kingston and in Jamaica 96% or 98% of people are Black. And so even though I am mixed Black and Chinese I identified as Chinese, because that is what told me...Like, people that didn't know me would say 'Hey, what's up Mr. Chin, Mr. Lee, Mr. Wong.'” Gavin Goodall grew up with …
 
African born in America: Benzel Jimmerson (@benzeljimmerson) “I don’t disassociate because there is a gift in all people. I’m not rejective of that side I just have chosen to understand it, understand the mentalities, and be able to utilize that understanding as a gift to the people I identify with." Benzel Jimmerson, Owner of Diversity Dynamics an…
 
#mamason - Black | Mexican | Bolivian: Marisela and Alex (@mari_maudi) “I think as parents sometimes we don’t even want to have those conversations, right? Like, I know I’ve had those moments where I’m like, okay I have to talk about this you know. I have to make sure things are good and how do I start that conversation? But no matter what you have…
 
The LatinAsian: Kimberly Ming (@kimberly.ming) “I wouldn’t be sharing my story if I didn’t think I that I could help other families dialogue and break the ice and learn.” Kimberly Ming, founder of MixdGen and creator of Youtube video “The LatinAsian: A Chinese and Puerto Rican Woman” has had personal struggles and celebrations within her identity o…
 
When you’ve spent many months planning and preparing as part of an in depth international adoption process, what happens when you travel halfway around the world to meet your little girl? In episode 42, I talk to Beth Haff about her experience growing up in an all white community in Oklahoma and why her and her husband decided to adopt after having…
 
How can a multicultural couple incorporate each other’s culture into their relationship? In episode 41, I talk to Derik + Lauren, a Filipino American blasian couple about how they grew up, met and seek ways to have fun through fitness and travel and how they intentionally incorporate each other’s culture in their relationship. Learn more about them…
 
Why did 1 multicultural mom of 8 decide to move to Africa, raise a family and create an organization that gives hope to Ugandan families suffering from jiggers? In episode 40, I talk to Asher Singe, wife, mama of 8 and the owner of Sole Hope about growing up as a third culture kid, living and raising a blended family of 8 in Uganda & now her family…
 
When you’re Americanized but your parents were born in another country, how do you define who you are & what your brand? In episode 39, I talk to Nicole Yang, a savvy entrepreneur, designer and branding expert about life growing up in the South, why she decided to explore her Vietnamese heritage by sharing her parent’s story and how to overcome ste…
 
As an immigrant or multicultural couple, how can your upbringing and emotions impact how you live, spend and save money? In episode 38, I talk to Katie & Val a Chilean - Ukrainian married couple about how they immigrated from their home countries to Canada, met, fell in love and how despite coming from families where money was scarce, they figured …
 
When you’re a strong, independent Filipino woman who makes the intentional decision to be a stay at home, how do you find the support and community to feel empowered in your decision despite what others might think? In episode 37, I talk to Edil: mom, wife & founder of the SAHMxStories about how and why she decided to stay at home & raise her multi…
 
When you’ve grown up in a mixed household and are in a interracial relationship, how do you stay true to you are and your heritage despite how others might label you? In Episode 36, I talk to Vanessa of Sessa Photo, a mixed wife & mom of 2 about how she leverages her multicultural story to be a better mom, wife and emotive family, lifestyle and por…
 
When you’ve been brought up in a culture with strong notions or expectations about one's wedding day and marriage, how do you create a wedding that’s all your own as a multicultural couple? In episode 35, I talk to Lydia and Doug, an Indonesian Chinese American White Caucasian couple & producer, Film Director & Dreampreneur about how they met, got …
 
How can music connect people of different cultures? In Episode 34, I talk to Adrien & Lizbet, an interracial American - Namibian couple about how they grew up, met, fell in love & formed an orchestral folk rock band that encourages conversation & connection between people of different backgrounds & cultures?…
 
What journey did 1 biracial woman go on to discover who she was and embrace all of herself? In episode 33, I talk to Rachel Sawden about her mixed race experience growing up Jamaican - British, living around the world & how travel helped her discover and embrace all of herself.
 
What is transracial adoption? Why is it important as a multiracial family to openly discuss visual differences with your kids and why does representation matter? In episode 32, I talked to Krysten about how and why adopting a child of a different race popped her "white bubble" by opening up her eyes to a deeper meaning of what it meant to have whit…
 
In Episode 31, I talk to Sonia Smith-Kang, a mom, speaker, writer, multicultural movement activist & CEO of Mixed Up Clothing about how she & her husband are raising & have created a very intentional home and public life that allows their their multiracial & multilingual Mexican, Korean, African-American children to fully celebrate their cultures, …
 
When you significant other's culture doesn't fit what's familiar and normal for you, how do you reconcile & gain respect with his or her family? In episode 30, I'm talking to Chris + Monique, a Jamaican - American couple about their journey to "I do," the cultural challenges they faced adjusting to each other's standards of dating and what they com…
 
When everyone in your family & cuture has allowed followed a certain path and way of life, how do you break free to create your own path without forgetting who you are or abandoning your cultural heritage? In episode 29, I’m talking to novelist Winnie Sabbat about what life was like growing up in Haiti with her mom & sister and her journey to pione…
 
How do you celebrate 2 different cultures as individuals and as a couple and family in episode 28, I talked to Abbey Domond and Raphael Medina an interracial couple living in Connecticut about how and why celebrating their cultures matters so much to them and why they want to pass on those same values to their granddaughter Ava. He's a gourmet chef…
 
How do you stand up for who you are when other people might be quick to stereotype or label you? In season two, episode 27, I'm talking to Mike and Rashaan, 2 talented business savvy creatives with the popular instagram account, Mike and RJ about what their life looks like as a gay interracial "gayracial" couple living in New York. In this heartwar…
 
When you’ve grown up in a country other than your own, what happens when you return to live in your home country and explore your roots? What stories will you uncover about your identity and family’s multicultural heritage? In episode 26, I talk to Chrislyn Choo, multicultural storyteller and host of the Chrysalis Chronicles & a multimedia content …
 
Blasians is an upcoming dramedy web series created by Amie Darboe, about a group of Black and Asian best friends living in the Bay Area who are navigating the sometimes difficult things woke millennials of color go through. Blasians seeks to dispel misconceptions between Black and Asian communities by putting these relationships front-and-center. L…
 
June is Pride Month and for this episode we're joined by Jax, a transgender photographer based in NYC. Jax shares her experience from being a trans woman and professional events photographer, to covering Pride as a trans woman, and more.Jax's Instagram: @jaxxtheripper_Jax's Photography: www.jacksonbradyphotography.comVisit our website: www.projecta…
 
Communication in a relationship can be challenging when you speak the same language, but what happens when you're studying abroad in a country where you don't know the language and meet the love of your life, who speaks a completely different language. Edit Vasadi & Adam candidly share how they saved their marriage and learned to better communicate…
 
Today we're joined by Thuy Tran, a co-founder of The Rooted Recipes Project, which brings together four culinary artists & experience producers to curate a regenerative afternoon of conversation & storytelling over a shared meal. We discuss microaggressions and appropriation of ethnic food and how food can be healing for first-generation Americans …
 
When you’ve assimilated & relate better to your American or Western culture, what are some ways that you can still honor your parents and grandparents non-Western heritages? Korie + Frank's interview will give you some insights into the subtle nuances and ways one can connect with your native culture. SEE Photos of Korie + Frank HERE…
 
On this episode, we feature Daysha Veronica, a Social Media Influencer over 140k followers, an award-winning writer/director/producer, a passionate performer of poetry, and a lover of dance who currently works for herself as the visionary behind Yes Queen, a lifestyle/entertainment website for women. Prior to creating Yes Queen, Daysha is most well…
 
In episode 23, Louise, a biracial mom of 3 shares her story of growing up biracial with African-American and Italian - Iranian parents, adopted and biological siblings and how she's now raising her biracial kids and teaching them about their identity. See PHOTOs HERE
 
This week’s MUST WATCH multicultural movie is The Hundred-Foot Journey. Based on the novel by Richard C. Morais, the 100 Foot Journey is the story of a young man Hassan Kadam (played by Manish Dayal), his father and 3 siblings, who immigrate to a small village in France after their home is burned down in Mumbai India. They used to own a well known …
 
On this episode, Nicole Hallberg, cost of the Not Each Other podcast and the woman behind the male-female email swap experiment, discusses her experience working while female.Listen to the Not Each Other podcast at noteachother.podbean.com/Follow Nicole on Twitter at @nickyknacksVisit our website: www.projectava.orgFacebook: www.facebook.com/Projec…
 
Episode 22 is the story of Jackie Murphy, who was born in Ghana, moved to Colorado, became a litigator and why marrying a Caucasian man of Irish descent wasn’t initially part of her plan until she met Dan… and now how she’s cultivating a strong interracial marriage and family while still celebrating her heritage. See PHOTOS of Jackie + Dan here…
 
This week’s MUST WATCH multicultural movie is Coco. Set in Mexico during Dia de la Muertos, Coco is the story of a little boy and aspiring musician Miguel, who despite his family's ancestral ban on music, desires to be a musician like his famous legendary deceased musician & movie star Ernesto de la Cruz, so he sets out on a journey journey to the …
 
On this episode of the podcast James, Mara, and Kimberly sit down with Paul Clifton, a 6th grade teacher from Denver, Colorado’s McGlone Academy and the man behind a student-led podcast, The Voice of Montbello. The Voice of Montbello has had interviews with figures such as American rapper Oddisee and Black Lives Matter 5280's Christina XLimit, to s…
 
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