We loved talking with blogger Sharon Chang who spearheads the Multiasian Families blog. Sharon is a multiracial Asian woman and mom of a multiracial child. She’s currently at work on a book about multiracial Asian identity in early childhood–a scholarly work that has grown out of her graduate study and work into human development with an early childhood specialization. You can also find Sharon on Twitter at @multiasianfams. Listen to the episode here. Or download the episode from itunes.–Heidi Durrow
Sharon Chang is a multiracial Asian woman and a Seattle mom working to offer support and raise awareness around the unique experiences of multiracial Asian families. She defines multiracial Asians as ANY family of partial Asian descent including multiethnic Asian and mixed families of color as well as all TYPES including blended, chosen, adoptive, LGBTQ, etc. Her blog continues to question and open up what it means to be of mixed heritage and how that heritage intersects (among many things)and ties to roots in Asia and Asian America. Sharon holds a MA in Human Development with an Early Childhood Specialization and has taught young children for over a decade. Currently she is working on a 2015 book for Paradigm Publishers examining multiracial Asian ID in early childhood. She also is a contributor at Racism Review and ParentMap Magazine. The blog is professional, but also very personal – it’s about Sharon’s life living mixed-race, her partnership with a mixed-race man and now, their journey parenting a mixed-race son.