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Sister Interview: Patrice Gopo

Patrice Gopo’s story takes her around the world and back. From Jamaica to the U.S. to South Africa with some Zimbabwe, Spain, and more thrown in, her ciruitous route is not just evidenced in her passport, but in her career path as well. We don’t want to give it away, but there is some romance, some friendship, some career changes, and some self discovery. We talk through what it means to accept the nuance of someone’s story and Patrice offers her own as an example.

A mom of two girls now, she fits her writing into the pockets of her everyday life. An engineer by training and then a businesswoman with a heart for justice, all of the colors in Patrice’s life make up who she is. From writing in real life time chunks to growing up in Alaska, Patrice is an instant, trusted friend. You won’t want to miss out on this rich conversation about race, friendship, and acceptance.

Patrice’s experiences shaped her new book of essays, All The Colors We Will See. Head to bookstores to find her debut book (Barnes and Noble has selected her as a new writer to read!), but first head to the podcast to get a taste of what you’ll find. You will be encouraged to make a way through nuance in relationships and life.

You can connect with Patrice at her website, Facebook, and Instagram.

Listen to the episode on iTunes here.

A few things you heard mentioned on the show:

Patrice’s new book All the Colors We Will See: Reflections on Barriers, Brokenness, and Finding Our Way

Carnegie Mellon University

Eastman Kodak

Writing resources from Patrice

Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art by Madeline L’Engle

Year of Yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun, and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes

Passion Planner


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