Jaleea Price Talks About Living in Taiwan

Felicia Lin
2 min readAug 20, 2020


Jaleea Price, spoke with me about a broad range of topics beginning with her arrival and time in Taiwan. While in Taiwan she worked on the ICRT morning news show, co-founded D.A.P. (Descendants of African Peoples) with Elissa Russell (who was a guest on episode 88), and had two daughters. Now an arts educator based in Thailand, Jaleea she had recently gone through quarantine in Thailand and the U.K. when we spoke. She also spoke to me about TCKs, the racism that she’s experienced in the U.S. and Taiwan as a biracial woman and her thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement.

Here’s a little preview of what we talked about in this podcast episode:

  • Jaleea talks briefly about quarantining in Thailand and the U.K.
  • What brought her to Taiwan
  • Her connection to the Cloud Gate Dance Theater of Taiwan
  • Arriving in Taiwan alone without a cell phone and going to Internet cafes to communicate with her friends and family
  • What it was like working on the ICRT morning show
  • What it was like having young children in Taiwan
  • People’s reactions when they asked where she was from and she said that she was American
  • Her involvement with D.A.P. The Descendants of African Peoples group
  • The different ways that Black people from other parts of the world (e.g. Canada, France) identify themselves vs. American
  • The racism and discrimination that she’s experienced in the U.S. and Taiwan
  • Her thoughts on the murder of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter
  • Her experience of the Black Lives Matter movement in the U.K. and Thailand
  • Her privilege as a light-skinned woman of color
  • K-pop group BTS’s support of Black Lives Matter and takeover of #whitelivesmatter
  • What a TCK is
  • The Eastern and Western cultural differences in the birthing process
  • What she misses most about Taiwan

Related Links:

Jaleea on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jaleea-price

Jaleea on Instagram: instagram.com/jaluthegreat

Jaleea on Facebook: www.facebook.com/jaleeajoie

Taipei Times article about D.A.P. (Descendants of African Peoples): https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2004/07/12/2003178672

BBC New article about the K-pop group BTS that donated $1m to the Black Lives Matter movement and took over the hashtag #whitelivesmatter: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-52960617

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Felicia Lin

Felicia Lin is the producer and host of Talking Taiwan, the longest running Taiwan-related podcast, and Golden Crane Podcast Award Winner.