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 their needs, feelings and intentions in Episode 25.
COMING Soon: SEE Photos of Edit + Adam HERE
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.
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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.
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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 restaurant in India where Hassan learned how to cook from his mother, who was killed in the fire.
So they’re in this small town in France...
Episode 22 is the story of Jackie Murphy, who was born & grew up 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 marriage and family while still celebrating her heritage.
See photos of Jackie and 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 “Land of the Dead” to meet his ancestors and find Ernesto de La Cruz with the hope that Ernesto de la Cruz’s blessing will show his family he...
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 society. Since then, Wakanda has been the only African nation to avoid colonization, so it’s developed it’s own culture free from European...
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.
We talk about:
Learn more & SEE photos of Ashley Gerrity HERE
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.
Episode 19, I’m recapping Episodes 1 - 4 of the I Am Multicultural Podcast.
1. Episode 1: 001: Why 1 Wedding Photographer Launched a Podcast on Multicultural & Interracial Relationships
2. Episode 2: 002: How 1 Dad teaches his Multicultural Kids to Be True to Themselves | Rob Yaskovic
3. Episode 3: How 1 Interracial Couple discovered the true meaning of family | Lily Yange + Kent
4. Episode 4: 004: How They Thrived in 6Yr Long Distance Courtship | Evelyn + Jeff
This week’s multicultural movie is 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 heritage and cultural identity.
Watch the movie trailer HERE
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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 grew up in New York with parents who were Puerto Rican + African American, Colombian, Mexican and self-identifies as Afro-Latina.
This week’s multicultural movie is Guess Who, is the story of a young woman, Theresa, who brings home her boyfriend, Simon, home to meet her parents for the first time and they don’t know he’s white or that they are engaged.
The romantic comedy starring Bernie Mac, Zoe Saldana and Ashton Kutcher explores what it means to be black, white and race relations in the context of love and marriage.
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 making their interfaith, multicultural relationship work.
This week’s multicultural movie 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 seeing her playing soccer with some boys, invites her to play join a premiere soccer team.
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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.
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This week’s multicultural movie is Victoria and Abdul. Victoria and Abdul is the real life story of an unlikely friendship between Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim, a tall, handsome Indian clerk and is based on the book by Shrabani Basu.
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