Joshua Paul Chamberlain talks about his transracial adoption and how to spark important conversations about race while allowing grace
Our friend Joshua Paul Chamberlainreturns to the Relentlessly Resilient podcast to tell the story of his own experiences as a transracial adoptee. As a Black man raised in a white Utah family he has had his share of bullying and awkward experiences, but he has also sought out opportunities to encourage connections across race, culture, religion, and more. As a civil rights activist and outspoken individual, he answers questions from our hosts, and a listener, about important conversations on race, mixed background families, and more. He points out the importance of allowing these conversations to take place, even when difficult. He emphasizes the need to make room for grace, as we all will make mistakes as we navigate the complicated history and personal stories that surround race, society, and prejudices.
Even though we live in challenging times we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband Major Brent Taylor was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward.
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Published: Wednesday February 16, 2022