Dec. 14, 2022

113 // with Kim Park!

113 // with Kim Park!

In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Kim Park to talk about her story, from the trials and traumas of growing up to her recent return to Korea. Kim shares about the journey navigating depression and


In this week’s episode of your favorite Korean Adoptee podcast, the Janchi Boys sit down with Kim Park to talk about her story, from the trials and traumas of growing up to her recent return to Korea. Kim shares about the journey navigating depression and suicide, what it means to nurture her identity, and how she’s building community now.

Later, Kim joins the boys for some kind of cake treat. What kind? Press play to find out!

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The Janchi Show Quick Bio

We’re three Korean Adoptees spread out around America and each of us are at different stages in life. We’ll talk about the Korean adoptee experience from our perspectives and learn more about our shared culture, usually with food. And it won’t just be the three of us; each week we’ll have other adoptees from all over the world joining us to talk about what makes us similar and what makes us unique. So join the party!


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Nathan Nowack

Nathan was adopted from Seoul at 5 months old and raised in a small town in Oklahoma by a loving family and non-biological adopted sister.  After college in Colorado he later moved to Los Angeles to pursue a digital media career and eventually started 2 photography companies.  He has a wife and 3 kids and has reconnected with his biological family in 2014.  In 2021, Nathan and his family moved back to Colorado to be closer to family and start a new chapter in their lives.

 

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  • Website: http://www.nathannowack.com
  • LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/nathann/
  • Instagram: http://instagram.com/nnowack

Patrick Armstrong

Patrick Armstrong (he/him) is a transracial Korean American adoptee, podcaster, speaker, and community facilitator. He is one of the hosts of the Janchi Show, a podcast that explores and celebrates the experiences and stories of Korean adoptees everywhere. Patrick is a producer and editor on Dear Asian Americans, a show that amplifies the voices of Asian Americans. He is a cofounder of the Asian Adoptees of Indiana, a group dedicated to creating a safe, engaging community for all Asian adoptees who need it. He is currently based in Indianapolis with his wife and cat.

 

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  • Website: http://patrickintheworld.me
  • LinkedIn: http://linkedin/in/patrickarmstrong219
  • Instagram: http://instagram.com/patrickintheworld

K.J. Roelke

KJ was adopted from Daegu and raised in Dallas, Texas with his two biological, older siblings and his younger sister, adopted from Russia. After spending a decade in the Midwest for college and career, he and his wife are back in Dallas and living large! He has been on his journey of discovery since 2015 and spends his days populating the internet with content.


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Executive Producer: Jerry Won

Creative Director: Michelle Nam

Audio & Video Engineer: K.J. Roelke & Patrick Armstrong

Show Art by: Nathan Nowack