Momfessions Podcast and Dear White Women joined forces for episode 72! Beth and Emily teamed up with Misasha Suzuki Graham and Sara Blanchard for a discussion about what it is like being a mom in a transracial family. All four of these women parent children who do not physically look like them. This episode is an honest, in-depth conversation that not only applies to transracial families and those who love and do daily life with them, but also (and maybe even more so) to those who are not transracial. Listen to find insight into the transracial experience, why it matters to protect the transracial identity, how to honor your family’s heritage, and tips for all parents.
Check out other resources related to this topic on the Fort Worth Moms website:
- Dismantling Racism Through Intentional Parenting
- I Love My White Skin
- Let’s Talk About Race, Baby
- Parenting and Racial Justice
- Raising Biracial Children
- Raising Race-Conscious Kids
- Reflections on Raising a Multicultural Kid
- What It Is Like to Be a Black Mother
- Why Talking to Kids About Racism Is Enough to End Racism
Misasha and Sara host their own podcast, Dear White Women. Dear White Women is an award-winning weekly podcast – going since April 2019 – that is dedicated to helping White women use their privilege to uproot systemic racism. They also co-authored a book by a similar name: Dear White Women: Let’s Get (Un)comfortable Talking About Racism.
A graduate of Harvard College and Columbia Law School, Misasha Suzuki Graham has been a practicing litigator for over 15 years, and is passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession as well as in her communities. She is a facilitator, writer, and speaker regarding issues of racial justice, especially with regards to children, the co-author of Dear White Women: Let’s Get (Un)comfortable Talking About Racism, and the co-host of Dear White Women, a social justice podcast. Misasha, who is biracial (Japanese and White), is married to a Black man, and is the proud mom of two very active multiracial young boys. They live in the Bay Area of California with their largely indifferent cat.
Sara Blanchard helps build community and connection through conscious conversations, which she does as a facilitator, TEDx speaker, writer, and consultant. After graduating from Harvard and working at Goldman Sachs, Sara pursued the science and techniques of well-being and is a certified life coach, author of two books (Flex Mom and Dear White Women: Let’s Get (Un)comfortable Talking About Racism), and
co-host of Dear White Women, an award-winning weekly social justice podcast. Sara is biracial (Japanese and White), married to a White Canadian man, and is raising their two White-presenting girls to be compassionate, thoughtful advocates. They live in Denver, Colorado with their incredibly lovable dog.