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Co-Parented: Raising Children in Community

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An illustration of a family walking on a beach with the word "Co-Parented" in the upper right-hand corner. A dark-skinned man with black hair and a light-skinned woman with brown hair are on either side of a young child, holding each of their hands, while a man with brown skin walks slightly behind them.
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Anita turns the mic over to guest host Omisade Burney-Scott to explore the many ways folks are raising kids outside the nuclear family unit. First, Omi talks with one of her co-parents about their evolution from romantic partners to partners in parenting. Plus, she meets a woman who is part of a four-person parenting structure and hears from someone who is creating resources for folks in blended families.

Meet the guests:

  • Michael Scott, Omisade’s coparent and father of Taj talks about their evolution as partners in parenting
  • Zena Sharmanwriter, LGBTQ+ health advocate and author of the book “The Care We Dream Of" shares her experience as part of a four-person coparenting structure
  • Trina Greene Brown, founder of Parenting for Liberation illuminates the existing and needed resources for folks in blended families

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Kaia Findlay is the lead producer of Embodied, WUNC's weekly podcast and radio show about sex, relationships and health. Kaia first joined the WUNC team in 2020 as a producer for The State of Things.
Omisade Burney-Scott (she / her) is a Black southern 7th-generation native North Carolinian feminist, social justice advocate and creative with decades of experience in nonprofit leadership, philanthropy and social justice.
Anita Rao is an award-winning journalist, host, creator, and executive editor of "Embodied," a weekly radio show and podcast about sex, relationships & health.