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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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
This week’s MUST WATCH multicultural movie is Black Panther based on the Marvel comic book Black Panther and is the story of T’Challa, king of Wakanda, a fictionalized African nation formed by a coalition of multiple tribes who united & harnessed the power of vibranium, a nearly indestructible natural resouce, to develop a technologically advanced …
 
When you’re of a completely different race, culture, religion or demographic from someone else but are genuinely curious about who they are, what they believe in, how do you cultivate a friendship where you can ask the really hard or “dumb” questions? In Episode 20, I talk to Ashley Gerrity about how to cultivate a genuine, interracial friendship. …
 
This week’s MUST WATCH multicultural movie is LOVING. Loving is the beautiful love story of Richard & Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for their interracial marriage in Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the United States Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision and define all interracial relationships going forward. Watch the mov…
 
In Episode 19, I’m recapping Episodes 1 - 4 of the I Am Multicultural Podcast. 1. Episode 001: Why 1 Wedding Photographer Launched a Podcast on Multicultural & Interracial Relationships 2. Episode 002: How 1 Dad teaches his Multicultural Kids to Be True to Themselves | Rob Yaskovic 3. Episode 003: How 1 Interracial Couple discovered the true meanin…
 
This week’s multicultural movie review is on the romantic comedy My Big, Fat Greek Wedding. It’s the story of a young Greek woman Toula, who falls in love with a non-Greek man Ian, a high school teacher, and struggles to get her family to accept him (as the first non - Greek Guy to date someone in her family) while she comes to terms with her herit…
 
In Episode 18, I had a fascinating conversation with multicultural married couple Ilene & Jorge about cultural identity & how it significantly shapes everything from personality, to relationships, to communication styles, traditions to raising kids. Ilene's father is a 2nd generation Russian and Jewish and her mother is Filipino & Catholic. Jorge g…
 
This week’s multicultural movie "Guess Who" is the story of a young black woman Theresa, who comes home for her parent's 25th anniversary celebration, and introduce them to her new boyfriend Simon home who they don’t know is white or that they are engaged. This hilarious romantic comedy starring Bernie Mac, Zoe Saldana and Ashton Kutcher explores w…
 
Episode 17 is the story of an Indian-Pakistani woman Annum, who as a Muslim wasn’t allowed to date, but fell in love with a South African Jewish man Jordan & how together as a couple, they’re figuring out what married life and kids will look like as an interfaith, multicultural couple. I ask them the following questions to understand how they’re ma…
 
This week’s multicultural movie review is on Bend It Like Beckham is the story of the daughter of orthodox Sikh family rebels against her parents' traditionalism by joining a soccer team. Main character is 18 year old Jessminder, who is the daughter of Punjabi Sikhs living in London & becomes friends with Jules played by Keira Knightley & after see…
 
Episode 16 is the story of a Bolivian - American couple Patricia and Juan Pablo, who despite being born in the same city & country, grew up with very different family traditions & but are now forging their own path & traditions as a family, raising 2 kids. We talk about: How they met & maintained a long distance relationship (she was in Virginia & …
 
This week’s multicultural movie review is on Victoria and Abdul. Based on the book by Shrabani Basu of the same name, the film is about the true story of an unlikely but extraordinary friendship between Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Abdul Karim, a tall, handsome Indian clerk. The movie explores how Victoria and Abdul became very close fr…
 
Episode 15 is the story of a Korean - Canadian mom, who as a young girl didn't fully embrace her Korean heritage only to marry a blue eyed blonde American Marine, have kids and realize the importance of celebrating her Korean heritage, food and language. In Episode 15, I talk to the witty Jihae Watson, a Korean-Canadian mom living in Arizona about …
 
This week's multicultural movie review is on The Joy Luck Club. Based on Amy Tan’s book of the same name, The Joy Luck Club is the story of the relationships between 4 Chinese women and their Chinese – American daughters. Watch the movie trailer HERE Find out where you can watch the movie HERE Learn more HERE…
 
Episode 14 is the story of how Nathalie from Martinique & Casey from the United States quickly figured out if they were a good match for each other using humor & vulnerability. We talk about: • What it was like growing up in a Martiniquan dual language household vs a black American family household • Growing up in a strict French Caribbean househol…
 
This week's multicultural movie review is on Hasan Minhaj's Homecoming King. In his first stand-up special, Hasan Minhaj weaves humorous & heartbreaking anecdotes to tell his life story as an Indian - American Muslim. Rated 8.3/10 on IMDB, the film is absolutely hilarious and does a good job of giving viewers insights into the immigrant and multicu…
 
This week's multicultural movie review is on The Big Sick. The Big Sick is the multicultural story of Pakistani-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani (as himself) & Emily Gordon, (played by Zoe Kazan) as Kumail’s white American girlfriend. They fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. Watch the movie trailer HERE Find out where you can watch the …
 
Episode 12 is the story of Alex Barnett, a New York based comedian, writer & white, Jewish multiracial dad, married to an African - American woman (who converted to Judaism) & why it was important for him to raise his 6yr old biracial son in the Jewish faith. We talk about: His love story with his black wife why his wife converted to Judaism What i…
 
Episode 11 is the blasian love story of Chie Davis, who leaves behind her family in Japan to move abroad (the 1st in her family) and in the process falls in love with a famous African-American musician Dennis Davis, 25years older than her. See photos of Chie + Dennis David & detailed Show Notes HERE
 
Episode 10 is the story of my brother-in-law Ken & his outsider perspective as an American traveling to Kampala, Uganda to get officially engaged to his fiancé (my sister) as part of the traditional Ugandan engagement ceremony, the kwanjula . Along the way, he questions the why behind each Ugandan tradition vs his upbringing & makes a compelling ob…
 
In Episode 9, I interview Ria & Jon, a Chinese – Filipino couple who met in the Philippines about how they’ve learned to communicate, love and resolve conflict despite their different cultures and the clever disagreement conflict management gimmick they’ve developed to say sorry and apologize. Resources mentioned: Hashtag: #JRSeestheWorld The Meani…
 
In episode 8 of the IAM podcast, I chat with the cheerful, award winning media producer & diversity champion Anna Lauren Tufecki about her love story with her Turkish Muslim husband Eren & how together they’re pioneering & redefining what love & faith looks like in a healthy, fulfilling Christian – Muslim marriage. We chat about: Anna Lauren’s Chri…
 
What’s a head explosion & how do some people react when they see blasian couple Timolin & Eric? In episode 7 of the IAM podcast, I chat with the bubbly and fun Eric & Timolin about What We Discuss Head explosions: How people react when they see them How it’s sometimes hard for people to comprehend that they are together as a married couple How they…
 
In episode 6, I talk to Khadijah & Thomas who have a Youtube channel called “The Delightful Carleys” about how they met online and from the very beginning were very intentional about their relationship. We discuss what values have helped them get through a rollercoaster 1st year of marriage. See photos of Khadijah + Thomas HERE…
 
In episode 5 of the IAM podcast, I talk to Yanshu + Mike, a Chinese - Filipino couple, about their first big international trip together as a couple & how they use food, travel, honesty, culture & humor to learn & support each other & how they're making their marriage work as they build a bubble tea business that keeps them apart 5 days a week. See…
 
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