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148 // with Grace Foster

Episode Summary: In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Grace Foster and talk about her adoption from Korea at age 3, being placed into the American foster care system two years later, and choosing life (trigger warning: suicide). Now, she’s using her voice to advocate for marginalized communities, especially adoptee & foster care alumni in the workforce. Later, we try Orion’s BaeBae cookies…….*cue Dave Matthews Band music* // Meet Grace Foster!LinkedIn@theinclusioninitiativellc on Instagramhttps://theinclusioninitiative.com/Grace Foster with Patrick on Conversation Piece (Episode 27) [...]
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146 // with Jenn Chapman

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Jenn Chapman and talk about her journey out of the fog and into adoptee consciousness. Jenn shares her story growing up in upstate New York, navigating a different class situation than many adoptees find themselves in, and deconstructing the intersecting worlds of adoption and Christianity. She also talks about her journey of unlearned her internalized racism and anti-Blackness and how that journey was jumpstarted via Be the Bridge.Later, Nathan leaves for some back stuff and Jenn stays for some O’Jellys. It’s great! // Meet Jenn ChapmanInstagram / YouTubeResourcesBe the Bridge: https://bethebridge.com/ [...]
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145 // with Lynne Connor!

Episode Summary: In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Lynne Connor and talk about how finding the perfect definition for the labels we carry (Korean, adoptee, Asian) can feel so important, yet when you lose a loved one it can feel so pointless. We also get into Lost Lit: how it got started and how it resources others who feel lost. // Meet Lynne Connor!@lynnecwrites | lynneconnor.comResourcesLostlit.com@lostlit on instagram@lostlitbrooklyn on twitteradopteehealingarts.com [...]
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144 // with Seth Zhai

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Seth Zhai and talk about his story navigating the intersections of being adopted, gay, and a mental health professional. Seth shares their story of being adopted from Hong Kong to New York by a white mother and father who immigrated from Hong Kong (🤯), being interested in his first family at a very early age (and connecting with them!), and finding their way into the mental health industry. We also talk about his journey of identity formation as a Chinese American while navigating adoptive family with deep roots in Chinese culture AND growing up in the 90’s, when Chinese American pop culture was at a high.Later, we try some snackity-snacks! They are……interesting. // Meet SethInstagram ResourcesA Shape of a Star Podcast: Instagram | TikTok | Website [...]
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143 // with Jon Hurley

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Jonathan Hurley and talk about what it looks like to chase your dream, making Nashville a 2-year town, and going to KAAN as a re-entry into the (Korean) adoptee community. [...]
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142 // with Katie Ginella!

Episode Summary: In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Katie Ginella and talk about going back to Korea with no expectations, searching for your birth family, and how paradigm shifts can lead to giving grace.Later we revisit a crowd favorite, Pepero Sticks! Did Nathan send a block of chocolate in the heat of the summer?! // Meet Katie Ginella@katie.ginella on Instagram [...]
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140 // with Penelope Strong

Episode Summary: In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Penelope Strong and talk about being adopted with her biological brother, the mythology of our stories, and what it takes to find yourself again after you’ve had an apocalyptic moment that forces you to self-racialize and rediscover who you are.   Later, we get into some Cheesecake cookies with yuja flavor….what the heck is yuja?     // Meet Penelope Strong  @diverseworks.us on Instagram Penelope Strong on LinkedIn      —   // Support the Show!   Online at janchishow.com / @janchishow Support the show at janchishow.com/support Join our Facebook Group! janchishow.com/afterparty Watch our Youtube Videos Leave a voicemail! 972-677-8867 Write us a note: janchishow@gmail.com   The Janchi Show Quick Bio The Janchi Show focuses on exploring intersectional identities and current events through the [...]
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139 // Korean(ish) with Lana B!

Episode Summary: In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Lana and talk about filmmaking, reclaiming Korean womanness, going back to Korea and how owning your story and choosing the path that’s right for you is something that we, as adoptees, have to fight for—even if it means making hard choices.   Later, we try some DIY gochugaru creations……did Patrick bring a book to a dinner party?!     // Meet Lana! @korean.ish on Instragram!   —   // Support the Show!   Online at janchishow.com / @janchishow Support the show at janchishow.com/support Join our Facebook Group! janchishow.com/afterparty Watch our Youtube Videos Leave a voicemail! 972-677-8867 Write us a note: janchishow@gmail.com   The Janchi Show Quick Bio The Janchi Show focuses on exploring intersectional identities and current events through the lens of adoption, race, [...]
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Bonus: Disability x Adoption

Episode Summary: In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the KJ sits down with Erik Kemp to talk about the intersection of disability and adoptee identities! We probably get a lot of language wrong, but most importantly, we’re just trying our best to be a little better today than we were yesterday. Hope you enjoy!   Resources @kelsey_lindell on IG @disabilitytogether on IG — // Support the Show! Online at janchishow.com Support the show at janchishow.com/support Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @janchishow Join our Group! janchishow.com/afterparty Watch our Youtube Videos Leave a voicemail! 972-677-8867 The Janchi Show Quick Bio We’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 [...]
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