In this jam-packed month of November, host April Dinwoodie sits down with former foster youth and innovator Sixto Cancel to talk about the abundance of energy the holidays can bring to those of us navigating complicated family dynamics, and the importance of leveraging technology to create change in child welfare.
This October, host April Dinwoodie welcomes another member of the extended family of adoption; singer, songwriter, author, and fellow Scorpio, Zara Phillips. Zara’s life is a testament to never giving up, the search for identity, and the healing power of community.
Taken from his mother at age three, Steve Klakowitz lived a terrifying existence. Caught in the clutches of a cruel foster family and subjected to constant abuse, Steve finds his only refuge in a box of books given to him by a kind stranger. In these books, he discovers new worlds he can only imagine and begins to hope that one day he might have a different life – that one day he will find his true home. This June, our host April Dinwoodie sits down with Steve Pemberton to talk Father’s Day, family and faith and his book and film “ A Chance in the World”.
Mother’s Day can bring complicated thoughts and feelings, especially for for those of us in the extended family of adoption. This May, our host April sits down with transracially-adopted person Rachel Nordlinger to talk about their shared experiences surrounding adoption, identity and family.
April Dinwoodie welcomes Cathleen Trigg-Jones for a very deep and personal conversation about facing and embracing the beautiful and challenging realities of adoption throughout our lives. From birthdays to identity and differences of race, class and culture to relationships and the search for identity, we cover it all in this April episode! In the end though, it all comes back to love.
April reflects on adoption and women's history month this March.
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.