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Born In June Raised In April

April shares her very personal experience as a transracially adopted person growing up in New England and explores adoption in all its many layers. Each episode is anchored in the months of the year, connecting poignant holidays, rituals, rites of passage, and celebrations to the meaning of legacy, family, and identity. We follow her as she gains understanding of both the beauty and complexity of adoption through interviews and reflections.
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Feb 16, 2018

It’s February and as a transracially adopted person, the convergence of Black History Month and Valentine’s Day is powerful and punctuating all at once. As an adult, I have come to understand that any shot I have at truly deep, romantic love is wrapped up in my ability to understand my full identity and love my whole self.  Heck, isn’t that true for all of us adopted or not? Listen this month as I talk with dear friend, ex-boyfriend and meditation guru Light Watkins about relationships, family, differences of race class and culture and identity.  

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