178 – The Adoptee’s Aftermath, Jenni Alpert aka Cami
Singer/song writer Jenni Alpert, aka Cami, my guest from episode 96, is back to share an update on her life with her birth father, Don. Recall Jenni took on her birth nickname Cami and went under cover in the streets of Los Angeles to locate Don who was hiding from the law, using drugs, and living outside.
Using the tools in her belt that she’d accumulated throughout her life, Jenni became Don’s advocate and introduced him to alternatives to life in the streets. When she revealed she was a musician, a creative partnership blossomed and they began performing together at non-profit homeless advocacy events, adoption and fostering events, and touring around the country.
Don is no longer with us, but Jenni is honoring her birth father by making her life’s purpose to uplift others.
This is an update on Jenni’s journey.
Go back and listen to: Episode 096 – The Safe Place That’s Don’s Place
- Music with Don: Until Then https://youtu.be/1Uxa0H1FHe4
- Documentary: Homeless the Soundtrack (Apple TV, Google Play, YouTube TV)
- Book: Home is Where the Heart is, An Adoption and Biological Reunion Story: A Memoir
- Aftermath since Don’s passing: https://youtu.be/xGVhaK1nRtk
- Cami and Don music and speaking YouTube:
- Jenni Alpert Music https://youtube.com/user/JenniAlpert
- Website: www.jennialpert.com
- Don’s Take: (montage of my birth father Don’s perspective in the form of speeches and candid conversations, his take on Homelessness, Adoption, and Biological Reunions, & our performances at shelters, rescue missions, adoption related programs, nightclubs and events) https://youtu.be/BW9Q-VI9z7A
- SoundCloud sound bytes recordings of Cami and Don candid conversations, challenging stigmas https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/tW15pMZB41biWNx79
Who Am I Really?
- Who Am I Really? Website – http://www.whoamireallypodcast.com/
- Share Your Story – bit.ly/2imgrtv_Share
- Apple Podcasts – http://apple.co/2oOd25m
- Spotify – https://spoti.fi/2RN3jcB
- Google Play – http://bit.ly/2oEU7bH
- TuneIn – http://tun.in/piyg9
- Stitcher – http://bit.ly/2DsqBxk_Stitcher
- Player FM – https://player.fm/series/who-am-i-really
- Podbean – bit.ly/2I0ITeY_Podbean
- YouTube – http://bit.ly/2oF3yrH
- Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/WAIReally/
- Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/waireally/
Damon’s own story in print and audio:
- Damon’s story “Who Am I Really? An Adoptee Memoir” – https://amzn.to/2Y9RNf8
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