DAWTA The Podcast

DAWTA The Podcast

Dionne Draper and Lisa Marie Simmons are both black, transracial adoptees and the hosts of 'DAWTA The Podcast'. Dionne Draper is the writer, actor and producer of 'DAWTA' a semi-autobiographical multi-media work that centres the experiences of Sarah a transracial adoptee. DAWTA a one woman musical, was the first live iteration (2019/20), then came DAWTA Digital an immersive online version (2021), and now DAWTA The Podcast has arrived (2023). Lisa is a multi-disciplinary storyteller born in the US, adopted by a white family, subsequently re-homed to a white adoptive mother and her Black husband, and raised in Boulder, Co. Lisa's work as a singer/songwriter, poet, and essayist uses intimate details of her life to speak to a larger narrative. DAWTA The Podcast centres on themes in Sarah’s transracial adoption, with special guests and a 'Therapists View'. Each episode covers complex, challenging and always heart-warming stories of the transracial adoptee experience, and the powerful path to self-actualisation. Zoom interviews will also be hosted on Dionne Draper's You Tube Channel.

Episodes

November 3, 2023 50 mins

Part 2

Welcome to Episode 6 of DAWTA The Podcast LIVE!! ( Part 2) Whoop, whoop! This live episode was recorded on Tuesday 3rd October at the beautiful and atmospheric crypt of The Mount Without in Bristol. Shout out to Lottie, Tom and Mira.

Joined by my fabulous co-host Lisa Marie Simmons, (in the house!!) and the warmest and most insightful audience in Bristol, we dive into our enormous theme...

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Welcome to Episode 6 of DAWTA The Podcast LIVE!! ( Part 1) Whoop, whoop. This live episode was recorded on Tuesday 3rd October at the beautiful and atmospheric crypt of #TheMountWithout in Bristol. Shout out to Lottie, Tom and Mira.

Joined by my fabulous co-host Lisa Marie Simmons, (in the house!!), the wonderful DAWTA guests and the warmest and most insightful audience in Bristol, we dive i...

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August 17, 2023 63 mins
We love feedback. Please contact dionne@singwithsoul.com with any questions you would like to ask Lisa or myself for our upcoming DAWTA The Podcast Q and A zoom special. All welcome, but priority given to TRA voices.
 
In thia special Episode 5 edition of DAWTA The Podcast 'TRA's and Birth Fathers' we centre ...

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July 14, 2023 61 mins

In this Episode Lisa and I explore Sarah’s relationship with God, and we consider the wider question of TRA’s relationship with religion and spirituality. Why do TRA’s seek religion in their lives and what influences those decisions? And, how can religion impact a TRA’s reunion with birth families?

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June 14, 2023 64 mins

Show notes:

 Dionne Draper and Lisa Marie-Simmons bring you DAWTA The Podcast, Episode 3 with a special focus on the Black, Male TRA (Transracial Adoptee) experience and a wider focus on Black, Male Mental Health. 

Robert Lewtas is a transracial adoptee living in London and works as an accountant for a large theatre producer. He is a proud father who identifies as Black English..though others might disagre...

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May 24, 2023 64 mins

Dionne Draper and Lisa Marie-Simmons are both black, transracial adoptees and the hosts of 'DAWTA' The Podcast.

Dionne Draper is the writer, actor and producer of DAWTA a semi-autobiographical multi-media work that centres the esxperiences of Sarah, a transracial adoptee. DAWTA, a one woman musical was the first live iteration (2019), then DAWTA Digital and immersive online version (2021) and now DAWTA the Podcast (2023), with supp...

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