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I Am Multicultural | Interracial, Biracial, Blended Love Stories


Jan 16, 2019

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, I talk to Chrislyn Choo, multicultural storyteller and host of the Chrysalis Chronicles & a multimedia content officer at My China Roots about her inspiring and fascinating journey to trace her roots through story and Chinese history. Her story will inspire you to explore your family’s history, heritage and the pieces of their stories that they bring to the table and that shape who you are. In other words, quite literally, a family potluck.
 
We talk about the following:
  • Returning to one’s home country and culture after growing up in a country and culture completely different than your own
  • Why Chrislyn felt misunderstood during her studies at Duke University and what she did to find her place at the table
  • The experience of being Asian in the United States
  • How and why Chris Lynn decideto start exploring her Chinese - Malaysian roots and share other people's migration stories
  • What Chrislyn learned about herself and her family while tracing her Chinese heritage
  • The importance of understanding one's roots