Episode 15 is the story of Jihae Watson, a Korean – Canadian mom, who as a young girl didn’t fully embrace her Korean heritage only to marry a blue eyed blonde American Marine, move to Arizona, have kids and realize the importance of celebrating her Korean heritage, food and language.

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IAM015: Why 1 Korean Mom Jihae Watson teaches her Multicultural Kids to Embrace Different

We talk about:

  • Her childhood experience as a Korean Canadian growing up in Jewish & Korean community
  • Her love story with an American Marine
  • Why her parents initially wanted her to marry a nice Korean boy
  • How she learned how to cook Korean food as a new wife
  • What people think when they see her and her husband with their multicultural children
  • Her racist childhood experiences and how they’ve shaped what she’s teaching her kids about being different and being sensitive to other cultures

 

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IAM015: Why 1 Korean Mom Jihae Watson teaches her Multicultural Kids to Embrace Different

 

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