Hosted by Petronella Lugemwa, the “I Am Multicultural” Podcast explores what it means to be multicultural by sharing stories of love of various interracial, multiracial, mixed, biracial, blended, interfaith couples, families & friends.
042: Why 1 Family Traveled Halfway around the World To Adopt
When you’ve spent many months planning and preparing as part of an in depth international adoption process, what happens when you travel halfway around the world to meet your little girl?
In episode 42, I talk to Beth Haff about her experience growing up in an all white community in Oklahoma and why her and her husband decided to adopt after having their first child. She candidly shares her family’s journey of adoption, how and why they decided to adopt a little girl from Nigeria and now another daughter from Hong Kong and how her and her husband’s faith has allowed them to thrive especially when the process of adoption was challenging financially and emotionally.
Learn more about them here
041: How Blasian Couple Derik + Lauren Mix Fun, Fitness & Culture
How can a multicultural couple incorporate each other’s culture into their relationship?
In episode 41, I talk to Derik + Lauren, a Filipino American blasian couple about how they grew up, met and seek ways to have fun through fitness and travel and how they intentionally incorporate each other’s culture in their relationship.
Learn more about them here
040: How 1 Mom of 8 Gives Hope to Families in Uganda | Asher Singe
Why did 1 multicultural mom of 8 decide to move to Africa, raise a family and create an organization that gives hope to Ugandan families suffering from jiggers?
In episode 40, I talk to Asher Singe, wife, mama of 8 and the owner of Sole Hope about growing up as a third culture kid, living and raising a blended family of 8 in Uganda & now her family’s transition to Oklahoma all while leading Sole Hope, an organization that gives hope to Ugandan families suffering from jiggers. Stay tuned.
039: How to Define Your Brand when you’re Multicultural | Nicole Yang
When you’re Americanized but your parents were born in another country, how do you define who you are & what your brand?
In episode 39, I talk to Nicole Yang, a savvy entrepreneur, designer and branding expert about life growing up in the South, why she decided to explore her Vietnamese heritage by sharing her parent’s story and how to overcome stereotypes and define own’s brand as a person and as an interracial couple.
Learn more about Nicole Yang here
038: Why this Immigrant Couple Helps Multicultural Couples Find Financial Security | Kate and Val
As an immigrant or multicultural couple, how can your upbringing and emotions impact how you live, spend and save money?
In episode 38, I talk to Katie & Val a Chilean - Ukrainian married couple about how they immigrated from their home countries to Canada, met, fell in love and how despite coming from families where money was scarce, they figured out how to make their dreams come true financially by uncovering the emotions behind their spending and are now teaching financial concepts to other multicultural couples so they too can have financial peace & security.
Learn more about Kate & Val here
037: Why this Filipino Mom Chose to be a Stay at Home Mom | Edil
" data-userid="651537060317499392" data-orgid= "651537060925673472">When you’re a strong, independent Filipino woman who makes the intentional decision to be a stay at home, how do you find the support and community to feel empowered in your decision despite what others might think?
In episode 37, I talk to Edil: mom, wife & founder of the SAHMxStories about how and why she decided to stay at home & raise her multicultural & interfaith Filipino - Jewish daughter June & why it’s important for her to help & inspire other women to empower & honor their decision and to change the narrative around being a SAHM.
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Joy, hope, love!
This podcast has brought me so much joy! I serendipitously found it at a time of my life filled with both the blessings of multicultural experiences and the uncertainty of both a long-distance relationship and the U.S. immigration system. Petronella shares so much passion and energy, and the guests share such valuable perspectives that have really resonated with me and helped me to navigate my own multicultural journey. Thanks Petronella!
I’m so glad I found this podcast! I’m a big fan of Code Switch and like hearing from people who have different perspectives and life stories than my own. I love a good love story and enjoy learning how interracial couples meet, fall in love, and keep the love alive year after year. Petronella is an insightful host, and she fosters honest discussions with warmth and humor. Can’t wait to catch up on all the episodes!
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Hearing how other people live their lives makes me realize how similar we are to one another regardless of cultural background