I Am Multicultural | Interracial, Biracial, Blended Love Stories

I Am Multicultural | Interracial, Biracial, Blended Love Stories

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Inspirational Love & Life Stories
025: How to Communicate Better with Your Spouse | Edit Vasadi + Adam
Jun 13 • 76 min
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…
MULTICULTURAL MOVIE REVIEW: Get Out
Jun 8 • 8 min
This week’s multicultural movie is Get Out, the American horror movie about a young black man Chris who goes away for the weekend to visit his white girlfriend Rose’s parent’s estate & during that weekend uncovers a disturbing secret. …
024: How to Honor Your Heritage when you’re Westernized | Korie + Frank
May 2 • 40 min
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…
MULTICULTURAL MOVIE David
Apr 27 • 5 min
This week’s multicultural movie is David, the story of an unlikely friendship between Daud, an 11yr old religious Muslim boy living in Brooklyn and an Orthodox Jewish boy Yoav. Watch the trailer HERE
023: How 1 Mom Relates to her Multilayered Biracial Identity | Louise
Apr 11 • 48 min
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….
MULTICULTURAL MOVIE The Hundred-Foot Journey
Mar 30 • 7 min
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…
022: How Jackie Honors her Ghanaian Heritage & Interracial Marriage
Mar 28 • 43 min
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…
MULTICULTURAL MOVIE: Coco
Mar 16 • 8 min
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…
021: Recap of Multicultural Episodes 5 - 8
Mar 8 • 8 min
In Episode 21, I’m recapping & sharing the best moments from Episodes 5 - 8 of the I Am Multicultural Podcast. 1. Episode 5: 2. Episode 6: 3. Episode 7: 4. Episode 8:
MULTICULTURAL MOVIE: Black Panther
Feb 23 • 12 min
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 &…
020: How to Ask a Friend Questions about Race, Identity or Culture | Ashley Gerrity
Feb 21 • 50 min
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”…
MULTICULTURAL MOVIE: Loving
Feb 16 • 5 min
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…
019: Recap of Episodes 1 - 4
Feb 14 • 10 min
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…
MULTICULTURAL MOVIE: My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Feb 9 • 4 min
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…
018: How They’re Raising Daughter to Love her Mixed Heritage
Feb 7 • 56 min
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…
MULTICULTURAL MOVIE: Guess Who
Feb 2 • 4 min
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…
017: How 1 Muslim Woman & Jewish Man make their Interfaith Relationship Work | Annum + Jordan
Jan 31 • 58 min
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…
MULTICULTURAL MOVIE: Bend it Like Beckham
Jan 26 • 5 min
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…
016: How 1 Bolivian Couple is Raising Fluently Bilingual Kids
Jan 24 • 56 min
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…
MULTICULTURAL MOVIE: Victoria and Abdul
Jan 19 • 5 min
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…
015: Why 1 Korean Mom teaches her Multicultural Kids to Embrace Different | Jihae Watson
Jan 17 • 45 min
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…
MULTICULTURAL MOVIE: The Joy Luck Club
Jan 12 • 3 min
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…
014: How 1 Martiniquan - American Couple Chose Forever | Nathalie + Casey
Jan 10 • 47 min
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…
MULTICULTURAL MOVIE: Hasan Minhaj Homecoming King
Jan 5 • 4 min
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…
013: How 1 Blond Kid Learned to Relate in Japan | Nathan Holritz
Jan 3 • 46 min
Episode 13 is the story of a blond kid who wanted to belong in a place where no one looked like him. In Ep 13, I talk to Nathan Holritz, father of 2, minimalist & CEO of Photographers Edit about this third culture experience as a foreigner or…
MULTICULTURAL MOVIE: The Big Sick
Dec 29, 2017 • 4 min
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 Gardener, (played by Zoe Kazan) as Kumail’s white American girlfriend. They fall…
012: What 1 Jewish Dad teaches his Biracial Son about his Faith | Alex Barnett
Dec 27, 2017 • 42 min
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…
011: The Blasian Love Story of a Florist + Musician | Chie + Dennis Davis
Dec 20, 2017 • 42 min
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…
010: This Has to Happen? Ugandan Kwanjula Engagement
Dec 13, 2017 • 44 min
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 . …
009: How 1 Chinese Filipino Couple defines True Love | Ria + Jon
Dec 6, 2017 • 67 min
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…
008: How Interfaith Marriage Helps this Christian - Muslim Couple Love Better | Eren + Anna Lauren Tüfekçi
Nov 29, 2017 • 50 min
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…
007: Head Explosions How People React to Blasian Couple Timolin + Eric
Nov 15, 2017 • 33 min
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…
006: Why Interracial Newlyweds Khadijah + Thomas Support Each Other
Nov 11, 2017 • 46 min
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…
005: How Chinese - Filipino Couple Grew as a Couple through Adventure | Yanshu + Mike
Nov 8, 2017 • 58 min
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 &…
004: How They Thrived in 6Yr Long Distance Courtship | Evelyn + Jeff
Nov 4, 2017 • 80 min
In Episode 4, I talk to the radiant, energetic Evelyn + Jeff, a Kenyan - Nigerian married couple, about how they survived & thrived as a couple while dating for 6+years long distance when Evelyn lived in Germany & Jeff lived in Ghana, while…
003 How 1 Interracial Couple discovered the true meaning of family | Lily Yange + Kent
Nov 1, 2017 • 50 min
In Episode 3, I talk to the effervescent Lily Yange from Sudan & her Canadian hubby Kent about how they met in a bar in Toronto, Lily’s experience seeing a white person for the first time in a refugee camp in Sudan to then dating a white guy…
002: How 1 Dad teaches his Kids to Be True to Themselves | Rob Yaskovic
Nov 1, 2017 • 39 min
What does life looks like helping to raise 4 adopted multicultutural kids and how does Rob Yaskovic, a popular photographer, uniquely bond with each child and teach them about how to embrace who they are in the context of race, hair and…
001: Why 1 Wedding Photographer Launched a Podcast on Multicultural & Interracial Relationships
Oct 28, 2017 • 10 min
In the inaugural episode of the I Am Multicultural Podcast, Petronella Lugemwa, a New York based wedding and marriage proposal photographer, who specializes in helping multicultural couples celebrate their love in a modern way, discusses why she…