I Am Multicultural | Interracial, Biracial, Blended Love Stories
By Petronella Lugemwa: Wedding Photographer + Multicultural Storyteller
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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.
||Clean031: How to answer the question “What are you?” as a Mixed Person | Sonia Smith-Kang||In Episode 31, I talk to Sonia Smith-Kang, a mom, speaker, writer, multicultural movement activist & CEO of Mixed Up Clothing about how she & her husband are raising & have created a very intentional home and public life that allows their...||2/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean030: The 10% Talk + How to Relate to Your Lover's Culture | Chris + Monique||When you significant other's culture doesn't fit what's familiar and normal for you, how do you reconcile & gain respect with his or her family? In episode 30, I'm talking to Chris + Monique, a Jamaican - American couple about their journey to "I...||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean029: How to Create Your Own Path without Forgetting Your Haitian Culture | Winnie Sabbat||When everyone in your family & cuture has allowed followed a certain path and way of life, how do you break free to create your own path without forgetting who you are or abandoning your cultural heritage? In episode 29, I’m talking to novelist...||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean028: How to Celebrate Your Heritage as a Multicultural Couple | Abbey Domond + Rafael Medina||How do you celebrate 2 different cultures as individuals and as a couple and family in episode 28, I talked to Abbey Domond and Raphael Medina an interracial couple living in Connecticut about how and why celebrating their cultures matters so much to...||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean027: Why this Interracial Gay Couple isn't defined by Boxes||How do you stand up for who you are when other people might be quick to stereotype or label you? In season two, episode 27, I'm talking to Mike and Rashaan, 2 talented business savvy creatives with the popular instagram account, Mike and RJ about what..||1/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean026: The Family Potluck | How to Trace Your Roots through Story with Chrislyn Choo||When you’ve grown up in a country other than your own, what happens when you return to live in your home country and explore your roots? What stories will you uncover about your identity and family’s multicultural heritage? In episode 26,...||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean025: How to Communicate Better with Your Spouse | Edit Vasadi + Adam||Communication in a relationship can be challenging when you speak the same language, but what happens when you're studying abroad in a country where you don't know the language and meet the love of your life, who speaks a completely different...||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMULTICULTURAL MOVIE REVIEW: Get Out||This week’s multicultural movie is Get Out, the American horror movie about a young black man Chris who goes away for the weekend to visit his white girlfriend Rose’s parent’s estate & during that weekend uncovers a disturbing secret. ...||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean024: How to Honor Your Heritage when you’re Westernized | Korie + Frank||When you’ve assimilated & relate better to your American or Western culture, what are some ways that you can still honor your parents and grandparents non-Western heritages? Korie + Frank's interview will give you some insights into the subtle...||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMULTICULTURAL MOVIE David||This week’s multicultural movie is David, the story of an unlikely friendship between Daud, an 11yr old religious Muslim boy living in Brooklyn and an Orthodox Jewish boy Yoav. Watch the trailer HERE||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean023: How 1 Mom Relates to her Multilayered Biracial Identity | Louise||In episode 23, Louise, a biracial mom of 3 shares her story of growing up biracial with African-American and Italian - Iranian parents, adopted and biological siblings and how she's now raising her biracial kids and teaching them about their identity...||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMULTICULTURAL MOVIE The Hundred-Foot Journey||This week’s MUST WATCH multicultural movie is The Hundred-Foot Journey. Based on the novel by Richard C. Morais, the 100 Foot Journey is the story of a young man Hassan Kadam (played by Manish Dayal), his father and 3 siblings, who immigrate to...||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean022: How Jackie Honors her Ghanaian Heritage & Interracial Marriage||Episode 22 is the story of Jackie Murphy, who was born in Ghana, moved to Colorado, became a litigator and why marrying a Caucasian man of Irish descent wasn’t initially part of her plan until she met Dan… and now how she’s cultivating a strong...||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMULTICULTURAL MOVIE: Coco||This week’s MUST WATCH multicultural movie is Coco. Set in Mexico during Dia de la Muertos, Coco is the story of a little boy and aspiring musician Miguel, who despite his family's ancestral ban on music, desires to be a musician like his...||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean021: Recap of Multicultural Episodes 5 - 8||In Episode 21, I’m recapping & sharing the best moments from Episodes 5 - 8 of the I Am Multicultural Podcast. 1. Episode 5: 2. Episode 6: 3. Episode 7: 4. Episode 8:||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMULTICULTURAL MOVIE: Black Panther||This week’s MUST WATCH multicultural movie is Black Panther based on the Marvel comic book Black Panther and is the story of T’Challa, king of Wakanda, a fictionalized African nation formed by a coalition of multiple tribes who united &...||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020: How to Ask a Friend Questions about Race, Identity or Culture | Ashley Gerrity||When you’re of a completely different race, culture, religion or demographic from someone else but are genuinely curious about who they are, what they believe in, how do you cultivate a friendship where you can ask the really hard or “dumb”...||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMULTICULTURAL MOVIE: Loving||This week’s MUST WATCH multicultural movie is LOVING. Loving is the beautiful love story of Richard & Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for their interracial marriage in Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the United...||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019: Recap of Episodes 1 - 4||In Episode 19, I’m recapping Episodes 1 - 4 of the I Am Multicultural Podcast. 1. Episode 001: Why 1 Wedding Photographer Launched a Podcast on Multicultural & Interracial Relationships 2. Episode 002: How 1...||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMULTICULTURAL MOVIE: My Big Fat Greek Wedding||This week’s multicultural movie review is on the romantic comedy My Big, Fat Greek Wedding. It’s the story of a young Greek woman Toula, who falls in love with a non-Greek man Ian, a high school teacher, and struggles to get her family to accept...||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018: How They’re Raising Daughter to Love her Mixed Heritage||In Episode 18, I had a fascinating conversation with multicultural married couple Ilene & Jorge about cultural identity & how it significantly shapes everything from personality, to relationships, to communication styles, traditions to raising...||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMULTICULTURAL MOVIE: Guess Who||This week’s multicultural movie "Guess Who" is the story of a young black woman Theresa, who comes home for her parent's 25th anniversary celebration, and introduce them to her new boyfriend Simon home who they don’t know is white or that they are..||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017: How 1 Muslim Woman & Jewish Man make their Interfaith Relationship Work | Annum + Jordan||Episode 17 is the story of an Indian-Pakistani woman Annum, who as a Muslim wasn’t allowed to date, but fell in love with a South African Jewish man Jordan & how together as a couple, they’re figuring out what married life and kids will look...||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMULTICULTURAL MOVIE: Bend it Like Beckham||This week’s multicultural movie review is on Bend It Like Beckham is the story of the daughter of orthodox Sikh family rebels against her parents' traditionalism by joining a soccer team. Main character is 18 year old Jessminder, who is the...||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016: How 1 Bolivian Couple is Raising Fluently Bilingual Kids||Episode 16 is the story of a Bolivian - American couple Patricia and Juan Pablo, who despite being born in the same city & country, grew up with very different family traditions & but are now forging their own path & traditions as a...||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMULTICULTURAL MOVIE: Victoria and Abdul||This week’s multicultural movie review is on Victoria and Abdul. Based on the book by Shrabani Basu of the same name, the film is about the true story of an unlikely but extraordinary friendship between Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and...||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015: Why 1 Korean Mom teaches her Multicultural Kids to Embrace Different | Jihae Watson||Episode 15 is the story of a Korean - Canadian mom, who as a young girl didn't fully embrace her Korean heritage only to marry a blue eyed blonde American Marine, have kids and realize the importance of celebrating her Korean heritage, food and...||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMULTICULTURAL MOVIE: The Joy Luck Club||This week's multicultural movie review is on The Joy Luck Club. Based on Amy Tan’s book of the same name, The Joy Luck Club is the story of the relationships between 4 Chinese women and their Chinese – American daughters. Watch the movie...||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014: How 1 Martiniquan - American Couple Chose Forever | Nathalie + Casey||Episode 14 is the story of how Nathalie from Martinique & Casey from the United States quickly figured out if they were a good match for each other using humor & vulnerability. We talk about: • What it was like growing up in a...||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMULTICULTURAL MOVIE: Hasan Minhaj Homecoming King||This week's multicultural movie review is on Hasan Minhaj's Homecoming King. In his first stand-up special, Hasan Minhaj weaves humorous & heartbreaking anecdotes to tell his life story as an Indian - American Muslim. Rated 8.3/10 on...||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013: How 1 Blond Kid Learned to Relate in Japan | Nathan Holritz||Episode 13 is the story of a blond kid who wanted to belong in a place where no one looked like him. In Ep 13, I talk to Nathan Holritz, father of 2, minimalist & CEO of Photographers Edit about this third culture experience as a foreigner or...||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMULTICULTURAL MOVIE: The Big Sick||This week's multicultural movie review is on The Big Sick. The Big Sick is the multicultural story of Pakistani-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani (as himself) & Emily Gordon, (played by Zoe Kazan) as Kumail’s white American girlfriend. They fall in...||12/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012: What 1 Jewish Dad teaches his Biracial Son about his Faith | Alex Barnett||Episode 12 is the story of Alex Barnett, a New York based comedian, writer & white, Jewish multiracial dad, married to an African - American woman (who converted to Judaism) & why it was important for him to raise his 6yr old biracial son in...||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011: The Blasian Love Story of a Florist + Musician | Chie + Dennis Davis||Episode 11 is the blasian love story of Chie Davis, who leaves behind her family in Japan to move abroad (the 1st in her family) and in the process falls in love with a famous African-American musician Dennis Davis, 25years older than her. See photos..||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010: This Has to Happen? Ugandan Kwanjula Engagement||Episode 10 is the story of my brother-in-law Ken & his outsider perspective as an American traveling to Kampala, Uganda to get officially engaged to his fiancé (my sister) as part of the traditional Ugandan engagement ceremony, the kwanjula . ...||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009: How 1 Chinese Filipino Couple defines True Love | Ria + Jon||In Episode 9, I interview Ria & Jon, a Chinese – Filipino couple who met in the Philippines about how they’ve learned to communicate, love and resolve conflict despite their different cultures and the clever disagreement conflict management...||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008: How Interfaith Marriage Helps this Christian - Muslim Couple Love Better | Eren + Anna Lauren Tüfekçi||In episode 8 of the IAM podcast, I chat with the cheerful, award winning media producer & diversity champion Anna Lauren Tufecki about her love story with her Turkish Muslim husband Eren & how together they’re pioneering & redefining...||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007: Head Explosions How People React to Blasian Couple Timolin + Eric||What’s a head explosion & how do some people react when they see blasian couple Timolin & Eric? In episode 7 of the IAM podcast, I chat with the bubbly and fun Eric & Timolin about What We Discuss Head explosions: How...||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006: Why Interracial Newlyweds Khadijah + Thomas Support Each Other||In episode 6, I talk to Khadijah & Thomas who have a Youtube channel called “The Delightful Carleys” about how they met online and from the very beginning were very intentional about their relationship. We discuss what values have helped...||11/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005: How Chinese - Filipino Couple Grew as a Couple through Adventure | Yanshu + Mike||In episode 5 of the IAM podcast, I talk to Yanshu + Mike, a Chinese - Filipino couple, about their first big international trip together as a couple & how they use food, travel, honesty, culture & humor to learn & support each other &...||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004: How They Thrived in 6Yr Long Distance Courtship | Evelyn + Jeff||In Episode 4, I talk to the radiant, energetic Evelyn + Jeff, a Kenyan - Nigerian married couple, about how they survived & thrived as a couple while dating for 6+years long distance when Evelyn lived in Germany & Jeff lived in Ghana, while...||11/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003 How 1 Interracial Couple discovered the true meaning of family | Lily Yange + Kent||In Episode 3, I talk to the effervescent Lily Yange from Sudan & her Canadian hubby Kent about how they met in a bar in Toronto, Lily’s experience seeing a white person for the first time in a refugee camp in Sudan to then dating a white guy...||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002: How 1 Dad teaches his Kids to Be True to Themselves | Rob Yaskovic||What does life looks like helping to raise 4 adopted multicultutural kids and how does Rob Yaskovic, a popular photographer, uniquely bond with each child and teach them about how to embrace who they are in the context of race, hair and...||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001: Why 1 Wedding Photographer Launched a Podcast on Multicultural & Interracial Relationships||In the inaugural episode of the I Am Multicultural Podcast, Petronella Lugemwa, a New York based wedding and marriage proposal photographer, who specializes in helping multicultural couples celebrate their love in a modern way, discusses why she...||10/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
This podcast is so inspiring!
I've learned so much about culture & I'm inspired by all the stories & guests she interviews. Can't wait for each weekly episode!
Insightful & Personal Conversations
My favorite thing about listening to the I am Multicultural podcast is host, Petronella’s deep respect for her guests and thoughtful questions. I love having the chance to hear so many different people talk about their own personal experiences in a positive light. She helps open up the world of others’ lives in an open and welcoming way. Can’t wait to keep listening when the next episode hits!
Petronella is amazing!
Petronella is a trusted photographer, not just because she delivers absolutely incredible photos, but because she is trusted by couples of every kind of background during some of the most intimate and important moments of their lives! This is not an aspect that every couple thinks of when choosing a photographer for their wedding, boudoire, maternity, or newborn photos! No one else at "the big event" is present at every single spectacular moment, but the photographer. This must be an incredible person you want there. Petronella understands this aspect so well. She has such a knack for capturing priceless moments because she is unobtrusively IN the moment with her photography subjects. Her unique perspective having served so many persons of differing backgrounds makes her truly an expert in all things multi-cultural!