New LDS Living podcast shines light on unique family history challenges
, 2022-11-04 17:28:00,
Miyamoto Loretta Jensen and Michelle Franzoni Thorley are no strangers to the frustrations and practical challenges that can come when tracing family history lines—especially when your ancestors are members of minority and marginalized groups.
Now these two passionate women are hoping to share what they’ve learned about family history and help others connect to their own ancestors as hosts of LDS Living’s newest podcast, Love Your Lineage—a multifaceted, friendly, and shame-free exploration of the challenges of family history centered in the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) experience.
In the podcast, Thorley and Jensen help listeners see beyond the traditional focus on searching for missing names—showing how everyone, no matter their background or family situation, can make deep and powerful connections to their ancestors. Love Your Lineage invites people of all backgrounds to listen and claim their own space.
The podcast will feature topics like these in relation to family history:
- Genealogical consciousness
- Shame and poverty
- Transitional characters
- Loving the bodies our ancestors gave us
- Generational trauma
- Impacts of colorism
- Language loss and diaspora
Real families have real stories and face real issues, including in their histories. Love Your Lineage helps listeners appreciate the work—and the reward—that can come with facing the complexities in our lineage.
Each episode will feature the expertise of Jensen and Thorley—along with guest hosts…
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