Adoption: The Making of Me. An Oral History of Adoptee Stories

Kristal: Because She's Adopted

February 20, 2024 Louise Browne & Sarah Reinhardt Season 6 Episode 9
Adoption: The Making of Me. An Oral History of Adoptee Stories
Kristal: Because She's Adopted
Show Notes

Kristal Parke is a talented Cree filmmaker, producer, podcast host, and adoptee, whose personal journey has driven her to explore themes of identity, belonging, and family in her work. Born and raised on the West Coast of Canada, Kristal was adopted into a non-indigenous family as an infant. This experience profoundly shaped her perspective on life, and she has used her creative prowess to shed light on the complexities of adoption and its impact on individuals and communities. In her highly anticipated debut feature documentary, titled "Because She's Adopted," Kristal delves deep into her own life story while also weaving together the narratives of other adoptees from diverse backgrounds. Through heartfelt interviews, poignant storytelling, and powerful visuals, the film offers a touching and introspective exploration of what it truly means to belong, and the universal longing for a sense of connection and acceptance. The “Because She’s Adopted Podcast” will also be making its way onto the podcast stage Fall of 2024. Kristal Parke cements herself as a compassionate and insightful filmmaker and host, encouraging audiences to reflect on their own stories of identity and belonging.

You can find Kristal @Because She's Adopted on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook & YouTube.

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