Feb. 11, 2022

Fresh Take: Masha Rumer on Parenting As An Immigrant

There’s a Russian saying: You can’t sit on two chairs with one butt. Guest Masha Rumer, author of PARENTING WITH AN ACCENT, explains the experiences of immigrant parents raising kids in America while trying to maintain a relationship to their pasts.

Masha Rumer is an award-winning journalist and immigrant from the former Soviet Union who is now raising two children in California. Her new book, PARENTING WITH AN ACCENT: HOW IMMIGRANTS HONOR THEIR HERITAGE, NAVIGATE SETBACKS, AND CHART NEW PATHS FOR THEIR CHILDREN, explores the complexities of multicultural parenting and identity.

In this episode, we discuss

  • The experience of disidentifying with, and then seeking to reconnect with, the cultures from which we came
  • What we get wrong about the history of immigration
  • What it’s like to be “in America but not of it,” while parenting children for whom America feels like home

Find PARENTING WITH AN ACCENT in our Bookshop store: https://bookshop.org/a/12099/9780807021873

and follow Masha Rumer here:

@MashaDC on Twitter

@masharumer on Instagram

@parentingwithanaccent on Facebook

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