A Note from Brijet & Kodette : With the coincidental timing of the release of Erika Carter's premier episode with us on May 31st (yet recorded in April) we knew that we needed to invite her back for a potentially uncomfortable conversation; one that people everywhere are trying to navigate, which is the grotesque reality of Racism. The bonus footage, recorded subsequent to recent dramatic events, shows the raw emotion Erika feels as she shares her own biracial family's apprehension in the aftermath of George Floyd's murder. We are grateful to Erika for letting us walk down this path with her while she guides us through our own insecurities about the significance of current events associated with racism & gently reminds ALL of us that "It's ok to make mistakes ... that's how we learn."
Rolling with it, is how Erika Carter operates... as an athlete with a gift for communicating and the ability to embrace new beginnings, it seems she was meant to be on this life journey alongside her husband, Anson Carter (NHL alumni & current analyst on NBC sports & MSG). Her education and career path kept her literally & figuratively "on the move" long before she met Anson, and hockey came in to dictate ;)! kodette, Brij and Erika take the conversation from Rhode Island to San Francisco, 3-city-seasons to Gold-Medal-Goals and from "fancy" cars to Erika's (kickass) virtual fitness classes.... all the way from "HOT-LANTA"!!!
Erika Carter is author of the novel Lucky You, an NPR Best Book of 2017 and Book of the Month Club selection. Lucky You follows three 20-something women who are struggling with identity, purpose and meaning, and looking for love, health and happiness in all the wrong places. Erika and I talk about her life as a writer, the confusion of early adulthood, and balancing skepticism with sensitivity. You can learn more about the topics covered and references made in the episode by visiting the Shownotes page.
Erika Carter is the guest. Her debut novel Lucky You is available now from Counterpoint. In today's monologue, I talk about the Republican health care bill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices