Every year, thousands of children are adopted by parents of a different race—what we call “transracial adoption.” It can provide tremendous benefits, like a higher quality of living & a better education—but a significant psychological toll, too.
For decades, Katie D’Angelo and Valerie Harrison engaged in conversations about race and racism. However, when Katie and her husband, who are white, adopted Gabriel, a biracial child, Katie’s conversations with Val, who is black, were no longer theoretical and academic.
In our chat, we talk about what it’s like being Third Culture Kids, how that translates into our experiences in the United States and abroad, and how the black experience takes shape in different global contexts.
Alex Elle is an author, poet and wellness consultant who specializes in self-care. In this episode, I chat with Alex about putting self and self-trust first, so that we can stay close to our truth as we author our lives.
Elaine Welteroth is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist and judge on Project Runway. Today we’re talking about the spectrum of betweenness, navigating both black and white worlds, and how that journey has laid the foundation for her identity, community and life’s work.