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162 // with Amy Esposito!

Episode Summary: In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Amy Esposito and talk about growing up in a Korean immigrant community, finding your own way to be Korean, and then working a COVID floor in 2021 in North Carolina and experiencing a whole new world. // Meet Amy Esposito!She’s on facebook but is kinda also a “digital hermit.”ResourcesTodd Heckert, Korean Adoptee tattoo artist | https://www.1tribeworld.com/ | @1tribeworld on Instagram [...]
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159 // with Kate Kelly!

Episode Summary: In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Kate Kelly and talk about coming to consciousness in China and how being a Korean American adoptee with an interracial family can be a lot of work in the identity department! // Meet Kate Kelly@katekellyadopteehealth [...]
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157 // with Cosette (Eisenhauer) Epp!

Episode Summary: In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Cosette (Eisenhauer) Epp and talk about growing up celebrating her Chinese and adoptee heritage, starting an adoptee blog at Six Flags, and getting married!Later we eat some Lotte Ghana Chocolate Biscuits! Is that how you spell hazelnut?…. // Meet Cosette (Eisenhauer) Epp!@navigating_adoption on IG || https://www.navigatingadoption.org/@cosetteeisenhauer on IG [...]
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155 // Adoption Fantasies with Dr. Kim McKee

Episode Summary: In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Dr. Kim McKee and talk about her new book, “Adoption Fantasies:The Fetishization of Asian Adoptees from Girlhood to Womanhood.” We go over her new book, living in Korea, and more! // Meet Kim McKee@adopteekilljoy on InstagramResourcesBuy the book, “Adoption Fantasies: The Fetishization of Asian Adoptees from Girlhood to Womanhood”  here. Use code “MCKEE” for 30% off! [...]
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153 // with Jonathan Bergstrom!

Episode Summary: In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Jonathan Bergstrom and talk about returning to Korea, what comes after the high of a trip like that, and accepting one’s self as a Korean adoptee. // Meet Jonathan Bergstrom!Facebook  [...]
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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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