Jen: Bridging the Divide

When You're Invisible

09-01-2023 • 41 min

The white rural working class is so often depicted in the mainstream media as just Trump supporters; but there’s a lot of layers to this community that go unseen. Jen comes from this world and she’s also a new member of my family (my sister-in-law’s sister). We talk about her experience as the first in her family to date a person of color, the isolation caused by grief, and her struggle at times to fit in with her community. You’ll witness the most in depth conversation she and I have ever had, where I discover some of our shared values despite our very different backgrounds.

“To have a good conversation, you have to open yourself up and be prepared to just listen to what somebody else has to say.” –Jen

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Creator: Maria Fernanda Diez

Executive Producers: Gisselle Bances, Anna Stumpf, Nikki Ettore

Producer: Dylan Heuer

Associate Producer: Claudia Marticorena

Original Theme Music: Tony Bruno

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