Photo: Melinda Jackson
From Carmel, Indiana to London, England to Taipei, Taiwan, the Ingram family has had quite the adventurous last few years. The brainchild of Juanita Ingram (matriarch of the family), THE EXPATS: INTERNATIONAL INGRAMS follows the international adventures and struggles of a Back American family living, working, and learning abroad.
With the first 12 episodes are now available for streaming on Amazon Prime, the show covers everything from navigating new cultures, schooling, health scares, Black Lives Matter abroad, and even COVID-19 lockdown in Asia.
All 20 episodes will be available starting December 7th. Each episode runs from 20-30 minutes and is the perfect length to binge-watch with your family.
The intention of THE EXPATS is to shed light on the dynamic, luxurious, and unpredictable life of EXPAT families; as well as educate and introduce new places and experiences to families. The Ingrams will be an inside source of what it’s like to live abroad and discover and adapt to new cultures.
Juanita, who is an American licensed attorney, author, actress, and Founder & President of Purpose Productions, Inc. (a 501(c)3 women-owned production company), came up with the show’s concept when she realized that her story could help not only other Black families abroad, but also trailing spouses.
“As a trailing spouse, reinvention and flexibility are a must,” said Ingram. “Trailing spouse syndrome/depression is real and navigating through it is a journey! Additionally, being Black and abroad has its ups and downs but in the end, it is worth it.”
Meet The Ingram’s:
An attorney, author, actress, and creator of Purpose Productions. She uses her platforms as a mother and lawyer to empower others and promote change. Within her own family, she feels a close bond to her children and husband, whom she moved with to Taiwan for his work. During this time, she has dealt with the issues of creating a new life in a foreign country, while also battling tensions with how the recent move affects her health and relationships.
Kynon Ingram Sr.:
A frugal father who is a working corporate executive. He and his family lived in London for almost five years and now they are off to Taiwan. He has a zeal for travel planning and exploring new places. His job promotions continue to provide new opportunities for his wife and children. Originally from rural Alabama, he values God, work ethic, and family.
Kinsley has a lighthearted social personality and looks up to her mother. She’s a 12-year-old big sister who lives for TikTok, Snapchat, Youtube. She enjoys acting, being in the spotlight, and goes with the flow.
Kynon “KJ” Ingram II”
KJ is a 10-year-old risk-averse boy and energetic gamer. He plays sports and makes friends in his school, in which he excels with an extremely high IQ. His struggles come from the transplanted life of America to Taiwan, where his academic talents are threatened when an American teacher’s actions sabotage his admission to his top school in Taiwan.