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.