Melissa Frantz

Memoir, Podcast

Melissa Frantz writes and blogs on a variety of topics, including the ways her family's approach to open adoption has turned into a radical experiment in community and also an ongoing confrontation with systemic racism. Her blog posts can be found at She has shared her family's stories in collaboration with Lea Thau, a Peabody Award-winning producer and director who hosts the acclaimed podcast "Strangers."  


Festival Years: 2018