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Comic and writer Alex Barnett is the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 6-year-old, Biracial son. Join him and his guests each episode as they discuss the issues that confront multiracial people and multiracial families (including the dynamics between members of the same family who are of different races).

Within the Multiracial Community, Alex is active as a performer and advocate.  Alex was a featured performer at the 2012 New Orleans Loving Festival, the 2015 Mixed-Remixed Festival in Los Angeles, and the 2016 Blend Conference at Cornell University.

Alex is the co-founder of Multiracial Media ( a website that showcases the voices of the Multiracial Community.

Alex also is the co-creator of the comic strip, The Bronze Panther, about a four-year-old, biracial superhero.

Alex has performed at clubs, colleges and venues throughout the country.  He's appeared on the Katie Couric Show, been featured on Sirius/XM Radio’s “Raw Dog Comedy,” and NBC’s EVB Live, and in, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and

Dec 16, 2018

Ep. 199: Gabrielle Kazuko Nomura Gainor grew up immersed in Seattle’s arts and cultural scene since birth, and now works in administration for Seattle Opera, as an independent dance artist, and as an activist with the Japanese American Citizens League.

She identifies as Asian American, and culturally, as Japanese American; while also fully owning and embracing being of Japanese, Filipino, Spanish and Irish American heritage.

As a member of a mixed family, she is married to a white musician and they have a 1-year-old daughter Kiyomi (whom they assume identifies as female and as Mixed Race).

Gabrielle’s most recent dance work, “Farewell Shikata ga nai” combines live theater, dance and taiko drumming to tell the story of how her family and community were forcibly removed and incarcerated during World War II. This piece will be touring local Seattle schools in May 2019.

Gabrielle is in the very early phases of planning a conference for Mixed Race Asians with the Japanese American Citizens League, which will be focused on anti-racism work, community building, and sharing our mixed stories through art and performance.

Gabrielle holds degrees in journalism and dance from Western Washington University.

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: or visit him on Facebook ( or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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