Content warning: This episode refers to mental health, grief, and death.

"There were no parents' rooms back then; there were only mothers' rooms."

In Kirikiriroa, a Filipino solo dad and his daughter parenting that contradicts society’s expectations, how Filipino men are expected to ‘get on with it’, and life after tremendous grief.

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Conversations With My Immigrant Parents is a podcast/video series where immigrant whānau have conversations they normally wouldn’t, crossing barriers of language, generation, and expectation.

Made possible by the RNZ/NZ On Air Innovation Fund.

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