Eartha Kitt’s daughter, Kitt Shapiro, on growing up multiracial with an internationally famous multiracial mother and on maintaining her mother’s legacy, Ep. 45 from Multiracial Family Man

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Listen to Multiracial Family Man episodes free, on demand. Ep. 45: Kitt Shapiro is the daughter of late international star Eartha Kitt, who passed away from colon cancer in 2008. She is the founder and creator of the Simply Eartha™ lifestyle brand (http://www.simplyeartha.com/) and served as president of Eartha Kitt Productions for more than 20 years. Her work with her mother was highlighted by her own Grammy nomination as executive producer of Eartha Kitt’s CD, “Back in Business.” Shapiro attended Barnard College/Columbia University before beginning a successful modeling career. She studied interior design and worked in the fashion industry before taking on the responsibilities of running her mother’s company. Shapiro has dedicated herself to sharing her mother’s story and bringing attention to the importance of colon cancer screening and early detection, and, toward that end, she serves as a Board Member for the Colon Cancer Alliance (http://www.ccalliance.org/).
Listen as Kitt speaks with Alex about living and traveling with her mother, about growing up as a multiracial person with a multiracial mom and about her maintaining her mother’s legacy through her lifestyle brand, Simply Eartha, and through her work withe Colon Cancer Alliance.
For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic
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Ep. 23 – Susan Graham of Project RACE

On Episode 23 of The Multiracial Family Man Podcast, host Alex Barnett (the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman who converted to Judaism and the father of a 3 year-old, Biracial son) is joined by guest, Susan Graham, the founder of Project RACE (http://www.projectrace.com/).
Listen as Susan talks about her youth in Detroit, her interracial marriage, and raising biracial, Jewish children.  Susan then discusses how her experience of being forced to “check a box” on census forms led her to create Project RACE, which advocates for multiracial families and is leading the charge for identifying marrow donors for those who are multiracial.
For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Multiracial Family Man Ep. 20 – Santana Dempsey, guest

On Episode 20 of The Multiracial Family Man Podcast, host Alex Barnett (the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman who converted to Judaism and the father of a 3 year-old, Biracial son) is joined by guest, adoption and mixed race advocate, actress Santana Dempsey (http://www.santanadempsey.com/ ).
A University of Missouri alumnus, Santana is a veteran of New York City’s Primary Stages, INTAR, Soho Rep, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre and Carnegie Hall. She also wrote and starred in the critically

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GREAT INTERVIEW!

 

Santana is so honest, smart and passionate. She’s a dynamo with amazing stories to tell and the skills to do it with flying colors.

 

And Alex is a great interviewer. He asks all the questions you want to ask and even some you haven’t thought to ask. He’s as good as Terry Gross and I love Terry Gross.