Love In Translation Podcast, Episode 1: Sylvia Obell & Elizabeth Okwirry

Through conversations with first-generation Americans and their immigrant parents, ILY’s debut podcast, “Love in Translation,” explores the array forms and customs of love across cultures.


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As deep and complex as our love for family is, more often than not there’s a disconnect between generations — especially among immigrant families — due to divergent perspectives on profound, evolving passions as love. From courtship to the sacredness of marriage as an institution, what constitutes as “love” has the power to bridge or break generations.

On ILY’s podcast Love In Translation, ILY founder Erika Ramirez (host) explores the array forms and customs of love across cultures through conversations with first-generation Americans and their parents.

The debut episode features Kenyan American journalist and BuzzFeed’s “Hella Opinions” host Sylvia Obell and her mother Elizabeth Okwirry (“Mama Liz”). Ramirez talks with Obell and Mama Liz on what each taught the other about love and explore the difference in expressions of love among their family.

Love In Translation is available for streaming on Spotify, SoundCloud and soon other platforms. New episodes from season one of Love In Translation will be introduced to listeners over the course of the fall.