make light, season 2, episode 8: celebrating your culture with malaka gharib

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I met the lovely Malaka Gharib on my first trip with the ONE Campaign to Kenya -- back then, she was ONE's social media manager. Nowadays, however, she's the deputy editor and digital strategist at NPR’s Goats and Soda global development blog. But she’s also currently in the process of writing her graphic memoir about being a first generation American, and biracial: she’s half-Filipino and half-Egyptian.

Also? She's totally fascinating.

So join us today as we talk about what it’s like to grow up in a multiracial, multinational family, struggling with what it means to be American, and why a hookah and mint tea on the patio is one of the pleasures of life.

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Karen Walrond