Rebecca Terrill, Carol, John Travolta discussed on 10 Things That Scare Me


She just launched a brand new podcast. It's called come through fifteen central conversations about race a pivotal year for America. So whether you're afraid to talk about race or sick of tried to make other people talk about it. This show is for you. You can subscribe to come through wherever you get your podcasts and you can listen to Rebecca's up sort of ten things right now. One death and dying to breast cancer and all cancer three flying. Whenever I fly I always sit next to my son so far. He's okay with that. But if there's any kind of turbulence or I start to get a little bit white knuckle to sort of looks over. We had just smiles. Just a just a grin for that. I'm messing up my kid. My birth father is black was black. He died in two thousand ten and I met him When I was probably twenty two or twenty three and so we had a brief relationship and It got very intense very quickly for me and I needed to do my life and when I was ready to reconnect after I had a son he died. It's a regret that I live with We were each other's soul black relatives. You know that that we had In the world and we needed each other in a very very In in a very visceral sense and he to me I thought him coming into my life would be a lot easier and it felt I panicked. I didn't know how to suddenly be his daughter and I have to. I have to have to be very mindful to not overcompensate the other day We were talking about because now we're looking at high schools and what's really important for me and I think should be important for any parent regardless of race. Ethnicity is that they have teachers and role models of Color. And my son said you know what's why do I need to have necessarily all black and people of Color as role models. I said well because if you have only white role models you'll grow up thinking that the best thing to do and be is white and and he said but I see a lot of you know role models of color and I said name three and he said our friend. Missa our friend Karen and you and the next day I said to my husband I said. I don't think I realized that I'm enough for my son by being able to feel the feeling of missing people. I love after I die. Six nuclear war just mushrooming everybody's gone seven masses of moving insects. Eight the Ocean nine the dentist ten losing my mind. Did you ever see that movie phenomenon with John Travolta and curious Edrich in which he just starts to get more and more brilliant every day like he can? He can suddenly solve the Rubik's Cube and you know right operas and it is revealed that the reason he becomes brilliant more and more every day is because he's dying so I also think about that that Oh I feel like I'm getting smarter only because my mind about to say you're done. My name is Rebecca. Carol and these are ten things that scamming Rebecca terrill is a cultural critic and editor of special projects at WNYC radio. She told us that she met her husband on a subway platform in Brooklyn while he was on his way to a conference on race and social policy and a year later he proposed to her on that same platform. The ten things team includes Amy Pearl Daniel Game at Odell Reuben. Sarah Sampack emily legal team and Polish lumen music and sound design by Isaac. Jones.

Coming up next