The Protagonistas
[RECAP] On Transracial Adoption

[RECAP] On Transracial Adoption

June 8, 2021

In this recap episode, Kat reflects on her conversation with Sarah Williams.

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On Transracial Adoption

On Transracial Adoption

June 1, 2021

In today’s beautiful and personal episode of The Protagonistas, Kat chats with Korean American writer and seminary student, Sarah Williams, about her experiences as a transracial adoptee.

Sarah shares some insight on her transracial adoption and what it means to "come out of the fog" in regard to adoption and white supremacy. She also shares some adoptee-centered biblical interpretations and reflections.

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[RECAP] Our Wild Land Within

[RECAP] Our Wild Land Within

May 18, 2021

In this episode, Kat highlights some key points about silence and contemplation from her conversation with Lisa Colon Delay.

Our Wild Land Within

Our Wild Land Within

May 11, 2021

In this episode, Kat chats with Puerto Rican author and podcaster Lisa Colon Delay about her new book The Wild Land Within: Cultivating Wholeness through Spiritual Practice

Kat and Lisa dialogue about the contemplative life, the difference between Eastern and Western traditions (including atonement theories), spiritual formation during these times, and how marginalized people and groups used contemplation and spiritual formation for sustenance in the long road of racial justice. They also talk about wounds and fears and how contemplation and silence before God might help us heal.

Purchase Lisa's book and follow her on social media @LisaDelay and www.lisadelay.com

 

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[RECAP] Children’s Books & Mixed Identities

[RECAP] Children’s Books & Mixed Identities

April 27, 2021

In this recap episode, Kat highlights some of the key points in her conversation with Quina Aragon. She also includes a short clip of Quina's recent book Love Gave.

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Scripture, Children’s Books & Mixed Identities

Scripture, Children’s Books & Mixed Identities

April 20, 2021

In this week's conversation, Kat chats with Jamaican, Filipina, Puerto Rican children’s book author and spoken word poet Quina Aragon about her mixed identity, a biblical theology of ethnic identity, why adults need children's books, and a little bit about her recent book "Love Gave."

Visit Quina's website: quinaaragon.com

Instagram: @quina_aragon

This is her uncle's song she mentions in the interview: https://youtu.be/d_z_djHbo8E

[RECAP] On Taking Up Space

[RECAP] On Taking Up Space

April 13, 2021

In this recap episode Kat highlights a key part of her conversation with Karla, namely the importance of taking up space. Kat shares about how women in the Bible took up space after their encounters with Jesus and we should too.

On Taking Up Space

On Taking Up Space

April 6, 2021

In this episode, Kat chats with Afro-Latina writer and podcaster Karla Mendoza about her story in leaning into joy and taking up space, as well as her journey of decolonizing.

Follow Karla on Twitter: @dearkarla_ and Instagram: @dearkarla

Also check out her podcast: El Cafecito with Karla

[RECAP] Power, Abuse, and the Silencing of Women

[RECAP] Power, Abuse, and the Silencing of Women

March 23, 2021

In this recap episode Kat highlights some of the key points in her conversation with Tiffany Bluhm.

Power, Abuse, and the Silencing of Women

Power, Abuse, and the Silencing of Women

March 16, 2021

In this episode, Kat chats with Tiffany Bluhm about her new book, Prey Tell: Why We Silence Women Who Tell the Truth and How Everyone Can Speak Up.

Tiffany and Kat chat about power dynamics, the silencing of women, sexual assault in Scripture and elsewhere, and how BIWOC are uniquely affected by these injustices. Tiffany also expounds on all her theological insights in Prey Tell, which includes the misuse of Bible verses like Matthew 18, among others.

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