Sister Interview: Cara Meredith

Cara Meredith joins The Open Door Sisterhood Podcast in a candid conversation about race, marriage, and parenting. Cara recounts her eharmony romance with her now husband James, son of the civil rights leader by the same name, James Meredith. Their courtship opened her eyes to the privileges she unknowingly had as a white girl growing up in the United States. She recognized blind spots she hadn’t considered as she viewed the world through her husband’s experiences.

In this episode we talk about marriage, families of origin, expectations, talking to kids about race, and selective history. We cover mistakes made, intentions, trying again, and imperfect attempts at learning. A conversation for us all as we “give up on saving face” as Cara says, and move toward honesty and what is true.

Pick up a copy of Cara’s book The Color of Life and in the meantime push play to hear how listening and learning are helping Cara understand God’s creation with a more complete picture.

You can find Cara on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Listen to this episode on iTunes.

Some things you heard mentioned on the show:

eharmony

Cara’s book The Color of Life: A Journey Toward Love and Racial Justice

James Meredith

The Meredith March Against Fear

The Voting Rights Act

Jemar Tisby’s book The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church’s Complicity in Racism

Bruno Mars

Alicia Keys

Kelly Clarkson

Piccadilly

Shakeology

Ordinary Light by Tracy Kay Smith

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Brave Souls by Belinda Bauman

FitDesk

Children of God Storybook Bible by Desmond Tutu

Berenstain Bears

Some things Cara said on the podcast:

“To not see color is to not honor the particularities of who God made us to be, of our humanity.”

“We have to be willing to speak up even if we get things wrong.”


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