In this month's podcast, Julie and I mostly listen to the experiences of two women who were raised by parents born in countries outside the United States. They share personal experiences of what it's like to have parent who sometimes struggled with language and culture, and how their communities responded throughout their lives.
Monica Thomas works for MPS and her mother was born and raised in Japan; Ami Bedi is a therapist whose parents are Indian. Both have funny, sad and heartwarming experiences from this enriching aspect of their family dynamic.
"Dandelions: A Podcast for Women," hosted by Molly Snyder and Julie Davidson, drops every month and is available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher and TuneIn/Alexa. We'd love it if you subscribed, and maybe even write a review on iTunes.
And in case you missed last month's podcast:
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.