Kalani: Navigating Biraciality in the U.S.
This episode features the story of Kalani, who navigated membership in the church during times when interracial marriage was discouraged. She discusses the difficulties those teachings brought into her life, as well as the challenges of her years as a single mother. Kalani Tonga joins Caroline in a discussion about Kalani’s own oral history, focusing on the role that the issue of race has played in her own life, as well as the ties she’s developed with the Polynesian community. Kalani is an artist, writer, and the Director at Pasifika Enriching Arts Of Utah.