By Annie Prafcke
MisfitsMay 24, 2022
Ep. 29 | AANHPI Month: Acknowledging Colorism in Asian and Caribbean Communities, Navigating Intergenerational Family History and Religion with Christopher and Ronald Yee Mon
As National Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2023 comes to a close, we are releasing a series of episodes recorded in 2022 that feature conversations with Asian Americans. We talk about race and identity, but we also address other topics in our community including religion, family, careers and our creative pursuits.
In this episode, we hear from Ronald Yee-Mon (he/him), a Chinese-Trinidadian Catholic priest living in Fargo, North Dakota, and his nephew Christopher (Chris) Yee Mon (he/him), a software engineer in Seattle, Washington. We discuss issues of colorism and the nuances of race in Caribbean communities. We also talk about family history and religion across generations.
*Please note that Ronald prefers his surname hyphenated whereas Chris prefers it without the hyphen, which is why there is a discrepancy in name format.
*Also apologies that this actually came out after AANHPI Heritage Month ended
"Tropical Symphony: A Story of a Unique Trinidadian-Chinese Family" https://store.bookbaby.com/book/tropical-symphony
This is not a paid partnership.
Ep. 28 | BONUS EPISODE Celebrating Black History Month with Destini Hall, Dillon Cathro, JT Kim, and Obinna Iwuji
Happy Black History Month! For this episode, we tackle some questions about Black identity, Black activism and how Black History Month is celebrated.
Look out for a video version of this episode on YouTube coming soon!
Check out Obinna’s podcasts here:
Media in Colour: https://anchor.fm/wavemaker-roots/episodes/Media-in-Colour---Episode-00-Trailer-e1e8ke3
*Not a paid partnership
Ep. 27 | Happy New Year & Season 1 Wrap Up
Happy New Year! Thank you for listening and being a part of the Misfits community. It is time to close out Season 1, but don’t worry, we’ll be back soon with Season 2. In the meantime, stay up to date by following our Instagram and our Twitter @acxpmisfits and keep an eye out for some bonus episodes releasing in the near future. Also feel free to message us if you have any feedback or ideas for the show. Happy 2023!
This episode was edited and produced by Annie Prafcke. Our music was composed by Gabe Ford-Dunker.
Ep. 26 | Being an International Student; Discovering Their Black, Queer Identity; and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with Limi Simbakalia
Limi Simbakalia (they/them) is a manager at a media company and the producer and host of the podcast “Take This Rose or Take an L.” Originally from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Limi talks about navigating an American college campus as an international student, discovering their queer identity and working through imposter syndrome.
"Take This Rose or Take an L" podcast:
Protests on St. Olaf College campus:
Thank you to Gabe Ford-Dunker for the music.
Ep. 24 | Burnout and Career Change, Self-Care Through Illustration, and Parenting a Multiracial Child with Jasmine Nguyen Gutierrez
Jasmine Nguyen Gutierrez (she/her) was feeling burnout from her career as a social worker when she decided to become a graphic designer/illustrator and start her own small business. In today’s episode, Jasmine talks about career changes, the importance of mental health and self-care, and raising her son as proud to be Asian and Mexican.
Jasmine’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/jazgtzdesign/?hl=en
Jasmine’s store: https://www.jazgtzdesign.com/shop?fbclid=IwAR3IAIDBi2Pb_qHPGcJc71a_6cgCVv9n5AtyycoRJcUgOpttUR_nrt1HhGg
Jasmine is based in the Austin, TX area and there are opportunities to purchase her work in person in Austin! She will be selling her work at the Asian American Resource Center’s first Lunar New Year Makers Market for Saturday, January 28th, 2023. She’ll also be a vendor at another Lunar New Year event hosted by The Paper and Craft Pantry, a stationary shop in Austin, on Sunday, January 22nd, 2023.
This is not a paid partnership, but we did work with Jasmine earlier this year when she designed our "black sheep" logo.
Credit to Gabe Ford-Dunker for the theme music!
Ep. 23 | Making Sense of Her Middle Eastern and South Asian Identity, Moving From England to Australia, and Asian Girl Movement with Melissa Shrestha
Melissa Shrestha (she/her/hers) is a Sydney, Australia-based social media executive and the founder of the not-yet-released podcast Asian Girl Movement. In today’s episode, Melissa talks about trying to find acceptance as a Middle Eastern and South Asian woman, moving from England to Australia as a teen, and her vision for Asian Girl Movement.
Asian Creative Network is a private group for Asian creators that can be found on Facebook.
Info on Baháʼí faith:
Follow Asian Girl Movement on Instagram @asiangirlmovement
More information about Asian Girl Movement can be found here: https://linktr.ee/asiangirlmovement
Ep. 22 | Supporting Someone with Chronic Pain, Teaching Yoga for Every Body, and Learning to Let Go Through Reiki with Kristin Frank
Kristin Frank (she/her) is an emotional health facilitator, trauma-informed adaptive yoga teacher, mindfulness educator, and reiki practitioner based in the Fargo-Moorhead area. She is listed as an Advanced Integrative Processing Technique Facilitator with the Institute of Healing Arts. Along with her many roles, Kristin is also a person living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which is a group of hereditary connective tissue disorders characterized by elastic skin, hypermobile joints, and weakened muscle and tissue. Today we talk about Kristin’s views on how to best support someone with chronic pain, teaching adaptive yoga for every body, and learning to let go of negativity through reiki.
Info about and sources for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS):
Integrative Processing Technique trainers and facilitators with The Institute of Healing Arts:
Beyond Boundaries: https://beyondboundaries.us/
Ecce Yoga: https://www.ecceyoga.com/about
Kristin’s website: https://www.lomalifewholebodywellness.com/
You can also find her on Instagram @loma_life.
A couple of corrections:
-I introduce Kristin as Moorhead-based and at one-point in the show, she says she lives in Fargo. Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN are cities that are right next to each other. Kristin is Fargo-Moorhead based.
-In our conversation, I say that it is strange that I have similar leg pain to my mom even thought I'm adopted and "there's nothing biologically or genetically similar between us." That's not scientifically true as all humans are genetically similar. I meant that she couldn't have passed down that trait to me.
Ep. 21 | Becoming “The Asian Kid,” Finding Inspiration From Your Parents, and Creating Greater Representation in Film with Justin Nguyen
Justin Nguyen (he/him) is a Boston-based filmmaker. In today’s episode, Justin talks about the pains of moving to a new place where he became the minority, how his dad’s love of rock music inspired him to become a filmmaker, and the impact that having representation in film can make.
*Please note that this episode was recorded in January 2022. Justin did not immediately respond to requests for a follow up.
Justin’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/just_ngu/?hl=en
Thank you to Gabe Ford-Dunker for the music in today’s episode.
Ep. 20 | Pursuing a Different Dream Than Your Immigrant Parents, Overcoming Self-Doubt, and Finding Inspiration in Music with Sal Alvarez
Salvador (Sal) Alvarez (he/they) is a musician and music producer who was raised by Mexican immigrant parents in San Francisco, California. On today’s episode of Misfits, Sal talks about family, overcoming self-doubt and finding inspiration for his music.
Note about Sal’s parents: They are now U.S. citizens.
St. Olaf article on Urban Sound 2019: https://wp.stolaf.edu/news/bringing-an-urban-soundscape-to-st-olaf
Some of the artists and performances referenced in the episode:
Daft Punk Alive Concert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B38CY-4Rd6s
Madeon “Pop Culture” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTx3G6h2xyA
Stromae “Tous Les Mêmes” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAMWdvo71ls
Next Door Villain Podcast: https://linktr.ee/nextdoorvillain
Ep. 19 | Chinese-Indonesian Identity, Asians in New Zealand, and the Barriers to Getting Diagnosed with ADHD and Autism with Jos Tjandra
Josephine (Jos) Tjandra (she/her) is a Chinese-Indonesian woman who lives in New Zealand. She works in food science and recently wrote a book on her experiences with ADHD and autism. In today’s episode, Jos talks about moving from Indonesia to New Zealand as a kid, Chinese immigration across the globe, and the challenges of getting diagnosed with developmental disorders as an adult and as an Asian woman.
Asian population census data in New Zealand: https://www.stats.govt.nz/tools/2018-census-ethnic-group-summaries/asian
Asian population census data in the USA: https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2022/05/aanhpi-population-diverse-geographically-dispersed.html
Link to Jos’ book, Net Zero: Living with Paradoxical Conditions of Impulsive ADHD and Structured Autism, and Rethinking What it Means to be Disabled: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09R4TYGQJ
Thanks for sending us a copy of your ebook, Jos!
Jos also has an Instagram where she reviews snacks: https://www.instagram.com/twinspeak.snacks/?hl=en
Thanks to Gabe Ford-Dunker for the music in today’s episode. His also performs in the band Hawthorne Park: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3IiwBKT2ERHIEgkodtJh2z
Ep. 18 | Carving out Space for Multiracial People in Media, How Hollywood is Changing, and Mixed Asian Media with Alex Chester-Iwata
Alex Chester-Iwata (she/her) is an actor and the the editor in chief of Mixed Asian Media, an online media platform that strives to spark conversations around mixed-race Asian and Pacific Islander identities. In today’s episode, Alex and I talk about navigating a media industry that she says left little room for mixed race people and the exciting ways she believes it's beginning to change. We also dive into why Alex started Mixed Asian Media.
Alex’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexfchester/?hl=en
MAM Fest: https://www.instagram.com/mam_fest/?hl=en
Tickets for MAM Fest 2022 can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mixed-asian-media-fest-tickets-374636486817
Use promo code MAMF15 for $15 off the all-access pass!
Thank you to Drew Swenson for editing the episode and to Gabe Ford-Dunker for writing our music! Check out their band Hawthorne Park here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3IiwBKT2ERHIEgkodtJh2z
Ep. 17 | Focusing on Your Goals, Reframing Success, and Using the Media to Subvert Stereotypes with Obinna Iwuji
Obinna Iwuji (he/him) is a British-Nigerian writer and host of the podcast Afripple, which follows the career journeys of Africans. He also hosts a Youtube channel called Africa Explainer, which dispels myths about the diverse continent of Africa. In this episode, Obinna talks about focusing on your goals across different continents, reframing success, and using the media to subvert racial stereotypes.
Afripple on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3nipeOQzUKF2xNfewESVyp
Africa Explainer Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv9oSIKjvzJYpICLBuAaVOw/featured
Where I got my info on UWC: https://www.uwc.org/
Kurt Kahn: https://www.uwc.org/hiddenarea/uwc-key-figures/kurt-hahn
He received two nominations for a Nobel Peace Prize in 1967: https://www.nobelprize.org/nomination/archive/show_people.php?id=14353
Ep. 16 | Intentional Stories: Becoming an Artist, Weaving Identity into Your Work, and Getting the Perfect Shot with Falcon Gott
Falcon Gott (he/him) is a Native American filmmaker and photographer of the Sapotaweyak Cree Nation. Currently based in Minneapolis, MN, you can frequently find him rollerblading and skateboarding throughout the city, which often inspires his art. Today, we talk about Falcon’s journey to becoming an artist, the importance of creating with intention, and the wild stunts he pulls to get the perfect shot.
Falcon’s website and socials:
The lighting shot: https://www.falcongott.com/night?itemId=cwk0gqa39q7kxsd9e51lbkfwnttrdw
ND Human Rights Film Fest: https://filmfreeway.com/NorthDakotaHumanRightsFilmFestival
Articles on the mass graves from residential schools found in Canada: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/26/world/canada/indigenous-residential-schools-grave.html
Thanks Drew and Gabe! Check out their band Hawthorn Park: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3IiwBKT2ERHIEgkodtJh2z
Ep. 15 | Teaser for Ep. 3 of Not Abandoned or Alone
This is the third and final episode of my podcast Chinese Adoptees: Not Abandoned or Alone, which was produced in partnership with Prairie Public Radio in 2021.
You can listen to the full series on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chinese-adoptees-not-abandoned-or-alone/id1576259428
or at prairiepublic.org: https://news.prairiepublic.org/podcast/chinese-adoptees-not-abandoned-or-alone
Ep. 14 | Teaser for Ep. 2 of Not Abandoned or Alone
This is the second episode in a 3-part series called Chinese Adoptees: Not Abandoned or Alone, which was produced in partnership with Prairie Public Radio in 2021.
You can listen to the full series on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chinese-adoptees-not-abandoned-or-alone/id1576259428
or at prairiepublic.org: https://news.prairiepublic.org/podcast/chinese-adoptees-not-abandoned-or-alone
Ep. 13 | A Journey Home - A Rerun from a 3-Part Series Produced in Partnership with Prairie Public
This episode is the first in a 3-part series called Chinese Adoptees: Not Abandoned or Alone, which was produced in partnership with Prairie Public Radio in 2021.
Listen to the full 3-part series on prairiepublic.org: https://news.prairiepublic.org/podcast/chinese-adoptees-not-abandoned-or-alone
or you can listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chinese-adoptees-not-abandoned-or-alone/id1576259428
Follow us on social media @acxpmisfits
Ep. 12 | Coming out as Queer & Trans to Her Asian Family, Sharing Her HMoob (Hmong) Identity Through Music, and Looking Past Labels with Chuefeng Yang
Chuefeng Yang (she/her) is a queer, transgender HMoob (Hmong) singer-songwriter living in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. In today’s episode, Chuefeng talks with Annie about her experiences coming out as trans in a family with traditional Asian gender norms, sharing her Hmong identity through her music, and how she strives to see people beyond their labels.
*Please note that “HMoob” is a newer spelling of “Hmong” that is used to be inclusive of people who speak both HMoob dialects spoken in the US.
Sources/Information on HMoob history:
HMoob people in the USA:
Links to Chuefeng’s Music:
Also be sure to follow Chuefeng on Instagram @chuefengy: https://www.instagram.com/chuefengy/?hl=en
“Sort Of” on HBO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul3sh7DUK4w&t=7s
Ep. 11 | Cycles of Violence: Learning to Love an Alcoholic Family Member, Managing Anxiety and Bulimia, and Unpacking Trauma with Claire Erickson
Claire Erickson (she/her) is a public health student at the University of North Dakota. For most of her life, Claire has had a strained relationship with her father, who she remembers drank excessively. Her unstable home life led to severe anxiety and an eating disorder known as bulimia. Over the course of many years and lots of therapy, Claire and her dad have started to unpack their own trauma and rebuild their relationship.
Please note that at the time of this interview, Claire was a medical student at UND. She has since switched over to the public health program. We apologize for any confusion in the interview.
Claire and I chose to not include her dad’s name or the agency he worked for in this episode in order to protect his identity, given the high-profile cases he was involved in.
Prevalence of binge drinking by state:
Special thanks to Gabe Ford-Dunker for providing the music in today's episode.
Hawthorne Park on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3IiwBKT2ERHIEgkodtJh2z
Hawthorne Park on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/hawthorne-park/1559186359
Ep. 10 | Being Filipino and Proud, Contemplating the Complexities of Asian Identities, and Writing Science Fiction with Lauren Lola
Lauren Lola (she/her) is the author of the novels A Moment’s Worth and An Absolute Mind. Her play Not in Kansas was recently featured in Rainy Day Artistic Collective’s Halfway Historical Festival. Lauren, who is of Filipino, German, Irish, and Portuguese descent, says that growing up, her family emphasized her European roots more than her Asian heritage, which she has spent much of her adult life exploring. In today’s episode, Annie and Lauren talk about taking pride in your ethnic heritage, the complexities of Asian identities, and writing science fiction.
Lauren’s website: https://lolabythebay.wordpress.com/
You can also find her on Twitter here:
And on Instagram here:
SOMA Pilipinas: https://www.somapilipinas.org/
Sources for info on Asian countries:
Ep. 9 | Losing Their Religion And Learning to Love Themself with JT Kim/Unicorn Daddy
JT Kim (they/them) is an IT director and DJ from Philadelphia, PA. JT’s parents are both Vietnamese immigrants with mixed ancestry. JT wasn’t raised to identify strongly with their Cambodian, Black, and Indigenous roots and was sometimes shamed for their body, which JT claims, “doesn’t look 100% Vietnamese.” After the tragedy of an ex-girlfriend passing away, JT turned away from their Christian upbringing. Soon after, they had a spiritual epiphany, leading to the discovery of their alter ego and stage name Unicorn Daddy and finding healing through music.
Unicorn Daddy website: https://unicorndaddymusic.com/
Listen to Unicorn Daddy on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3v71jb1hULvmzHUZWF6cKg
Listen to Unicorn Daddy on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/unicorndaddy
You can also find Unicorn Daddy on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/unicorndaddymusic/?hl=en and on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/UnicornDaddyMusic
**Please note that at the time I recorded and edited this interview, JT Kim was using “he/his” and “they/them” pronouns, both of which are used throughout the episode. JT now exclusively uses “they/them” pronouns. With their permission, I left the episode as is but included a statement about this change.
Ep. 8 | An Egyptian Muslim Comes to the Midwest: Exploring Faith in "Potato Land" & on The Hill with Aml Hamed
Aml Hamed is a campus life event coordinator at Bates College in Maine. She is also a practicing Muslim from Egypt and former international student at St. Olaf College, where she graduated last year. In this episode, Annie and Aml talk about identifying as Muslim in Christian-dominated spaces, being an international student on an American college campus, and navigating the blurriness of racial and geographic categories for North Africans.
St. Olaf and Lutheranism:
Arab Spring and the Egyptian Revolution Sources:
al-Sisi Human Rights Violation Accusations:
One correction: In the episode, I say that the Egyptian Revolution took place 10 years ago. It was 11 years ago, starting on January 25th, 2011.
Ep. 7 | Jewish in West Fargo and Parties & Protests at Stanford University with Rick Leaman
Rick Leaman is an accountancy professor at the University of Denver Daniels College of Business. In this episode, Annie and Rick discuss growing up Jewish in Christian-dominated West Fargo during the 1950s & 60s, attending Stanford University in the midst of the anti-Vietnam war protests, and understanding generational differences regarding political activism and how discrimination should be defined.
Rick Leaman: https://daniels.du.edu/directory/richard-leaman/
References for the Jewish community in North Dakota:
The article I referenced is “Jewish Homestead Communities in North Dakota, 1880-1920,” by William C. Sherman (1982), North Dakota State University. (This article was sent to me in PDF form by Rabbi Yonah Grossman. There does not seem to be a copy available online)
Chabad Jewish Center of ND: https://www.jewishnorthdakota.com/
Church music recorded by Arnaud Coutancier: https://freesound.org/people/arnaud%20coutancier/sounds/495028/ (clip was cut)
Civil Rights speech by President John F Kennedy recorded by ERH: https://freesound.org/people/ERH/sounds/34420/ History of America » men of goodwill.wav (clip was cut)
Funky Guitar Loop (played when I talk about the social changes of the 1970s) by Quinn Del Val
Ep. 6 | Surviving Gang Violence and Killing with Kindness with Mike Kim
In this episode, Annie talks with Mike Kim, Founder and Creative Director of the L.A. and Austin-based kindness company Some Neat Place. Annie and Mike discuss the harsh awakening from the “American Dream” many immigrants experience, as well as a gang attack that transformed Mike’s life. They also address coping with depression combined with family tragedy and deciding to turn kindness into a career.
Find out more about Some Neat Place (SNP) here: https://someneatplace.com/our-story
Ep. 5 | Social Work’s Role in Education, Refugees in Europe, and Black Identity Abroad with Dillon Cathro
In this episode, Annie speaks with Dillon Alexander Methven Cathro (he/him), a university program manager who supports BIPOC and other socioeconomically marginalized student populations. The only child of a single mother, and the product of a community-based approach to child-raising, Dillon has a passion for helping students access academic, professional, and social resources, in order to foster a wraparound approach to wellness and success. Dillon and Annie also discuss reframing identity when living abroad as well as drawing parallels between the refugee crisis in Europe and the situation of migrants in the U.S.
Education programs referenced in the episode:
TRIO ETS: https://www2.ed.gov/programs/triotalent/index.html
Refugee situation in France:
The Schengen Agreement: https://www.unhcr.org/si/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/06/The-%C2%BBSchengen-Area%C2%AB-and-Me_SLO.pdf
Refugee Resettlement in France: https://www.resettlement.eu/country/france
Dublin Regulation: https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/policies/migration-and-asylum/common-european-asylum-system/country-responsible-asylum-application-dublin-regulation_en
EU Funding for Refugee Resettlement: https://www.resettlement.eu/page/eu-funding-resettlement-erfamif
Trotter Multicultural Center: https://trotter.umich.edu/
Ep. 4 | A Double Edged Sword: Adoption, Asperger's, and OCD with Zhuhua Ni
Zhuhua Ni is a Chinese adoptee who has Asperger Syndrome (now considered part of autism spectrum disorders or ASD) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Zhuhua describes herself as a “square peg trying to fit into a round hole” because of both her adoptee identity and her neurodivergent one. In this episode, Annie and Zhuhua discuss finding meaningful connections, understanding the loss of adoption, and managing mental health.
Aspberger Syndrome (now ASD): https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32491480/
In this episode, Zhuhua references Dr. Tony Attwood, a British psychologist who has done extensive research on autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Some advocacy groups, including the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, have criticized Dr. Attwood for associating with groups they claim discriminate against individuals with ASD (see https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/AttwoodHenault & https://autisticadvocacy.org/2009/06/asans-response-to-dr-tony-attwood/). Dr. Attwood’s views do not reflect the views of Misfits.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd
China’s One-Child Policy:
My other podcast – Not Abandoned or Alone: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chinese-adoptees-not-abandoned-or-alone/id1576259428
Zhuhua’s Story: http://www.ourchinastories.com/collections/show/43
Zhuhua asks you to keep her in your thoughts and prayers as she continues to search for her birth parents.
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Support the show: https://anchor.fm/annie-prafcke/support
Ep. 3 | Redefining Yourself After High School and Reconciling Religion and Sexuality with Kara Tupa
Kara Tupa doesn't like labels. In high school, she was known as an aggressive hockey player, leaving little room for her to be anything else. It wasn't until she moved away from home that she began to explore her sexuality and come to terms with other aspects of her identity. In this episode, Annie and Kara discuss redefining yourself after high school as well as reconciling religion and sexuality.
Ep. 2 | Family Relationships, 2nd-Generation Mexican Identity, and Moving Back to Your Hometown with Alex Elizárraga
Alex Elizárraga is a second-generation Mexican American from the small city of Albany, Oregon. He also identifies as white-passing. In today’s episode, Annie and Alex discuss managing family relationships, navigating cultural and racial identity in college, and moving back to one’s hometown.
Data on annual average hours worked per worker per country:
https://data.oecd.org/emp/hours-worked.htm (data set for that chart: https://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?DataSetCode=ANHRS#) https://www.worldbank.org/en/research/employing-workers/data/working-hours
Info on Concordia College and MSUM:
https://www.concordiacollege.edu/tuition-aid/2022-23-cost-of-attendance/2021-22-cost-of-attendance/ https://www.concordiacollege.edu/directories/offices-departments-directory/office-of-diversity/commitments-and-action-steps/ https://www.mnstate.edu/cost-aid/undergraduate/ https://www.mnstate.edu/about/facts/
Fargo-Moorhead friends, check out La Unica: https://www.facebook.com/La-Unica-433331116748342/ (not a sponsor)
Follow Misfits on Instagram @acxp.misfits
Ep. 1 | Mixed-Race Identity, Relationships, and Motherhood with Destini Hall
Destini Hall identifies as a queer, mixed-race, Black woman, working as an educator in Berkeley California. In this episode, Annie and Destini discuss growing up in multiracial homes, thinking about motherhood, and navigating relationships.
Demographic stats on Loveland, CO, and Oakland, CA: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/lovelandcitycolorado https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/oaklandcitycalifornia
Gentrification in Oakland: https://www.frbsf.org/community-development/files/neighborhood-change-residential-instability-oakland.pdf
Wind sound effects by Tim Kahn on freesound.org; sound was altered https://freesound.org/people/tim.kahn/sounds/253899/
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Join host Annie Prafcke on Misfits, a podcast where folks who felt like black sheep in their communities have conversations about identity. Every other week, we'll hear stories involving loneliness, resilience, and self-discovery and we'll discuss how these experiences shape us as humans. Misfits will be released in January 2022.