Shardae’s DNA Surprise

The DNA Surprise community is very familiar with shame and stigma. This week’s episode tackles a taboo subject.

Shardae took her DNA test for the same reason many Americans do – out of curiosity about her family’s indigenous ties. What she uncovered is that her birth certificate father is not her biological father – she is the product of a one-time encounter between her mother and her mother’s first cousin.

Shardae talks about how she’s navigating this information and processing the stigma around her origin story.

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