In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Mary Bowers and talk about her story as a Korean adoptee. Mary shares about navigating both her Asian American and adoptee identities in Colorado and California, the specific moments she found hers experience and language shift, and how our proximity to and privilege because of whiteness as transracial adoptees actually affects us. She also talks about her decision to relocate to Korea and how she’s been navigating that transition.No food this week – join us next week for part two!!Learn more about the Australia-United States Korean Rights Group and how you can join Aussie and American adoptees in the advancement of human rights: AUSKRG.comFollow Mary Bowers on Twitter, IG, and FB @eatbemary. Get the latest news in food, fashion, and fun at eatbemary.com.// Support the Show!Online at janchishow.comSupport the show at janchishow.com/supportFacebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @janchishowJoin our Group! janchishow.com/afterpartyWatch our Youtube VideosLeave a voicemail! 972-677-8867The Janchi Show Quick BioWe’re three Korean Adoptees spread out around America and each of us are at different stages in life. We’ll talk about the Korean adoptee experience from our perspectives and learn more about our shared culture, usually with food. And it won’t just be the three of us; each week we’ll have other adoptees from all over the world joining us to talk about what makes us similar and what makes us unique. So join the party!// Meet the Janchi Boys!Nathan NowackNathan was adopted from Seoul at 5 months old and raised in a small town in Oklahoma by a loving family and non-biological adopted sister. After college in Colorado he later moved to Los Angeles to pursue a digital media career and eventually started 2 photography companies. He has a wife and 3 kids and has reconnected with his biological family in 2014. In 2021, Nathan and his family moved back to Colorado to be closer to family and start a new chapter in their lives. Connect with Nathan!Website: http://www.nathannowack.comLinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/nathann/Instagram: http://instagram.com/nnowackPatrick ArmstrongPatrick Armstrong (he/him) is a transracial Korean American adoptee, podcaster, speaker, and community facilitator. He is one of the hosts of the Janchi Show, a podcast that explores and celebrates the experiences and stories of Korean adoptees everywhere. He also is host of Conversation Piece with Patrick Armstrong, a podcast where he discusses the missing pieces of the conversations we’re already having. He is a cofounder of the Asian Adoptees of Indiana, a group dedicated to creating a safe, engaging community for all Asian adoptees who need it. He is currently based in Indianapolis with his wife and cat. Connect with Patrick!Website: http://patrickintheworld.meLinkedIn: http://linkedin/in/patrickarmstrong219Instagram: http://instagram.com/patrickintheworldK.J. RoelkeKJ was adopted from Daegu and raised in Dallas, Texas with his two biological, older siblings and his younger sister, adopted from Russia. After spending a decade in the Midwest for college and career, he and his wife are back in Dallas and living large! He has been on his journey of discovery since 2015 and spends his days populating the internet with content.Connect with K.J.!Website: https://kjroelke.online/LinkedIn: https://linkedin/in/kjroelkeInstagram: https://instagram.com/kjroelke// Listen to/Watch The Janchi Show on all major platforms:Apple: https://janchishow.com/appleSpotify: https://janchishow.com/spotifyYoutube: https://janchishow.com/youtube// Join the Asian Podcast Network:Website: https://asianpodcastnetwork.com/Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/asianpodcastnetwork/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asianpodcastnetwork/ // The Janchi Show is produced by Just Like Media:Website: http://www.justlikemedia.comInstagram: http://www.instagram.com/justlikemediaExecutive Producer: Jerry WonCreative Director: Michelle NamAudio & Video Engineer: K.J. Roelke & Patrick ArmstrongShow Art: Nathan Nowack
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