The United States is home to people from many different cultures. So, it’s no surprise that the episode 9 panel members all came from extremely diverse backgrounds. LYR host Angela is a first generation Italian American whose parents immigrated from Sicily just after WWII; Michelle is a Japanese American immigrant who grew up in Japan, but moved to America with her Japanese mother and American father; Leila is a first generation Syrian American who is of Palestinian decent on her father’s side, and American on her mother’s side; and Ndola is an American who grew up in Kenya, Africa, as well many other places, and refers to herself as a “third culture kid.”
Together, the panel focuses on many different aspects of being a part of more than one culture. Gain insight on how being multicultural or multiracial impacts a person’s identity, and how stereotypes can play a big role in forming an identity. This genuine exchange between women from incredibly different families and formative years reveals just how much immigrant children have in common, and just how different their experiences can be. Listen now to hear their stories.
Listen to the previous RTR episodes! Get to know a little more about 4th wave feminism in episode 1, This is What a Feminist Acts Like. And in episode 2, Schrodinger’s Racist, the panel discusses what it’s like to be a feminist in the American South. Check back each month for more episode of LYR’s Round Table Rebellion. Do you love RTR? Download every episode on iTunes!