The DNA Surprise community is very familiar with shame and stigma. this week’s episode tackles a taboo subject.
Shardae took her DNA test for the same reason many Americans do - out of curiosity about her family’s indigenous ties. What she uncovered is that her birth certificate father is not her biological father - she is the product of a one-time encounter between her mother and her mother’s first cousin.
Shardae talks about how she’s navigating this information and processing the stigma around her origin story.
Thanks to Shardae for sharing her story.
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