We’ve been podcasting since June 9, and one of the things I’ve learned is this: Sometimes the best conversations take place before we record the show, or immediately after.
The Swirl World Podcast Men’s Editor Mark Custard and I were fortunate to enjoy an impromptu, “after the show” conversation with Alida Wright Sharp and Tom, her husband of 32 years.
Alida was featured on Podcast Episode 20. She told us how they met at age 15: “He shoved an Oreo® cookie in my mouth!”
Her husband Tom was in the room listening while Alida did the show, so we were able to snag him and get him to tell us what was going on in his 15-year old mind.
As hilarious as his explanation was, the conversation took a serious turn as we moved to a discussion of resistance to their interracial marriage by the clergy and family members alike.
Alida and Tom also shared instances of colorism experienced in Russia by their two sons – one blue-eyed, and the other brown-eyed.
Who could have known an impromptu conversation about Oreo® cookies could turn this deep??
You can listen to the episode on Sound Cloud:
To find Alida on the web, you can contact her via her record company by clicking here.
Send her a friend request on Facebook by clicking here.
Follow her on Twitter @AlidasTurn, on Tumbler at MsAlida and on Instagram at Ms.Alida.
Tom and Alida’s mission agency:
DBR Ministries for Tom and Alida Sharp
P.O. Box 279 Sanford, NC, 27330
919-478-6237 Phone 919-718-0350 FAX
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Copyright © 2014 Michelle Matthews Calloway, ASwirlGirl™, The Swirl World™, The Swirl World Podcast™, All rights reserved. Photo of Alida Wright Sharp used with permission.
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