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Welcome to Somewhere Between (formerly adopt-ED), a podcast made by Asian adoptees for Asian adoptees.Our podcast strives to create a platform dedicated to sharing the stories and experiences of Asian adoptees all over the world. Being an international and transracial adoptee can be tough, and at times very isolating, but we hope that through this podcast we can help to support you on your journey of self-discovery and empowerment. 
Connect with us on Instagram @somewherebetween.fam or shoot us an email at somewhere.between.podcast@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!

Somewhere Between Podcast Maia, Aimee, Alia and Ace

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Welcome to Somewhere Between (formerly adopt-ED), a podcast made by Asian adoptees for Asian adoptees.Our podcast strives to create a platform dedicated to sharing the stories and experiences of Asian adoptees all over the world. Being an international and transracial adoptee can be tough, and at times very isolating, but we hope that through this podcast we can help to support you on your journey of self-discovery and empowerment. 
Connect with us on Instagram @somewherebetween.fam or shoot us an email at somewhere.between.podcast@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!

    Advocacy in the Face of Racism pt. 3 with Kira Omans

    Advocacy in the Face of Racism pt. 3 with Kira Omans

    In this episode, Maia, Aimee discuss advocacy as an Asian adoptee with Chinese adoptee and adoptee advocate/actress, Kira Omans. You can find Kira on Instagram @kiraomans and on Facebook as Kira Omans .
    We've added music! Intro: Lights by Sappheiros (https://soundcloud.com/sappheirosmusic) Outro: herbal tea by Artificial.Music (https://soundcloud.com/artificial-music)

    • 55 min
    Advocacy in the Face of Racism pt. 2 ft. Mei and Grace

    Advocacy in the Face of Racism pt. 2 ft. Mei and Grace

    In this episode, Maia, Ace, Grace, and Mei continue their discussion on advocacy starting with the topic of language and how it plays into communicating with people from other countries. As mentioned in the previous episode, education is an important aspect of advocacy and bridging the language gap allows us to listen and learn from other perspectives and experiences in different countries. They also discuss the backlash they’ve faced being an advocate and learning when to take a step back for their personal mental health. You can find Mei on Instagram @meitomko and @postnostalgia.prints . Grace can be found on Instagram @chemical.insomnia.
    We've added music! Intro: Lights by Sappheiros (https://soundcloud.com/sappheirosmusic) Outro: herbal tea by Artificial.Music (https://soundcloud.com/artificial-music)

    • 48 min
    Advocacy in the Face of Racism pt. 1 ft. Mei and Grace

    Advocacy in the Face of Racism pt. 1 ft. Mei and Grace

    In this episode, Maia and Ace discuss advocacy against racism with special guests and Chinese adoptees, Grace and Mei. They go in-depth on how they became advocates and what advocacy looks like. They also highlight the importance of not only correcting others' racist remarks and actions but also how important it is to educate yourself and unlearn the racial biases that you may have. Tune in next Monday for part 2 of the discussion and see the Google doc for helpful resources. You can find Mei on Instagram @meitomko and @postnostalgia.prints . Grace can be found on Instagram @chemical.insomnia .   
    We've added music! Intro: Lights by Sappheiros (https://soundcloud.com/sappheirosmusic) Outro: herbal tea by Artificial.Music (https://soundcloud.com/artificial-music)

    • 41 min
    Reflecting on Asian Representation ft. Spencer

    Reflecting on Asian Representation ft. Spencer

    In this short bonus excerpt from Aimee and Spencer's conversation, they talk about Asian representation, what it means to them, and why it is so important. They also share their thoughts surrounding ongoing racial tensions and fighting against racism. You can find Spencer on Instagram @spencer_mdm.
    We've added music!
    Intro: Lights by Sappheiros (https://soundcloud.com/sappheirosmusic) Outro: herbal tea by Artificial.Music (https://soundcloud.com/artificial-music)

    • 24 min
    Interview: Spencer

    Interview: Spencer

    Join Aimee and Chinese adoptee, Spencer, as they discuss what it’s like growing up in an LGBTQ family and society, and the unique difficulties they faced growing up. They talk about their struggles with identity and connecting to Chinese culture as well as how they are reconnecting with it through their college experience. Spencer also talks about their difficult adoption backstory in which they learn more about the circumstances of their adoption and initial foster family. You can find Spencer on Instagram @spencer_mdm.

    We've added music!
    Intro: Lights by Sappheiros (https://soundcloud.com/sappheirosmusic) Outro: herbal tea by Artificial.Music (https://soundcloud.com/artificial-music) 

    • 50 min
    Interview: Emma and Connor

    Interview: Emma and Connor

    In this interview episode, Alia is joined by adopted but not biologically related siblings Emma and Connor. Together share both the common and the different experiences they had growing up, their relationships with their family, the importance of Asian representation to them and where they are in their adoption journey. You can follow Emma on Instagram @emcol10 or @emcoography and access her website at emmacolton.com . Connor can be found on Instagram @cpcolton. 
    We've added music!Intro: Lights by Sappheiros (https://soundcloud.com/sappheirosmusic) Outro: herbal tea by Artificial.Music (https://soundcloud.com/artificial-music)

    • 56 min

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