May 15, 2020
In this episode I talk with Lori L. Tharps, a writer, academic
and podcaster who explores identity, race and culture. An avid
traveler, she is the author of the award-winning memoir, Kinky
Gazpacho: Life, Love & Spain. She is also creator of the My
American Meltingpot podcast and blog. Lori shares about her early
travel experiences (including study abroad), her career and focus
on multiculturalism, and her intimate relationship with Spain. She
also talks about sabbaticals as a way to travel, and why she wants
her kids to experience life overseas.
What You'll Learn
About Lori Tharps
Lori L. Tharps is a content creator whose work lands at the intersection of race and popular culture. A public intellectual, Tharps strives to use her words to broaden the conversation about race in America; to challenge racial stereotypes; to dismantle white supremacy; and to celebrate ethnic and cultural diversity whenever possible. She is the author of the award-winning memoir, Kinky Gazpacho:Life, Love & Spain. She is also the founder and host of the My American Meltingpot podcast and blog.
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