On A New Chapter Abroad: Navigating Everyday Life As A Nigerian Family in Saudi Arabia (w/ Dr. Ndu David)
Conversations from the Diaspora with Love
by African Minded Woman
7M ago
Join us in this enlightening episode with Dr. Ndu David as we explore the motivations that led a Nigerian family to make a life-changing move to Saudi Arabia. We'll delve into the initial expectations they had before relocating and discover how these expectations evolved over time. Gain insights into the personal stories that shaped their decision to immigrate and how their reality in Saudi Arabia compares to their preconceived notions. This candid conversation reveals the challenges and triumphs faced by immigrant families, shedding light on the transformative power of such journeys. Subscrib ..read more
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On Demystifying Life Insurance in the African Diaspora: Making Financial Protection Accessible (w/ Dr. Meg Awunti)
Conversations from the Diaspora with Love
by African Minded Woman
8M ago
Brace yourself for an eye-opening discussion with our distinguished guest, Dr. Meg Awunti, as she talks about how her Cameroonian-American upbringing serves as a driving force behind her fervent advocacy for life insurance, a topic often relegated to the shadows within the African diaspora. She uncovers the invaluable role life insurance plays in crafting a secure financial future, especially for immigrants and their families, and shares poignant personal stories that underscore the pivotal role life insurance plays in achieving unwavering financial stability during life's most trying moments ..read more
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Pt. 2 - On Breaking the Silence and Restoring Hope Around Fertility Narratives in the African Diaspora (w/ Sussan Ituen)
Conversations from the Diaspora with Love
by African Minded Woman
9M ago
Join us on an inspiring episode as Sussan Ituen, founder of The Marinade Hub Fertility Foundation, shares her personal journey through infertility, leading to the creation of a transformative support network. Learn about the pivotal turning point that shifted her blog series into a foundation, offering insights into the sociological nuances of infertility within the African context. Discover how the foundation tackles cultural stigma, fostering open conversations about fertility struggles within the African diaspora. Hear heartwarming success stories that reflect the emotional and psychologica ..read more
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Pt. 1 - On Breaking the Silence and Restoring Hope Around Fertility Narratives in the African Diaspora (w/ Sussan Ituen)
Conversations from the Diaspora with Love
by African Minded Woman
9M ago
Join us on an inspiring episode as Sussan Ituen, founder of The Marinade Hub Fertility Foundation, shares her personal journey through infertility, leading to the creation of a transformative support network. Learn about the pivotal turning point that shifted her blog series into a foundation, offering insights into the sociological nuances of infertility within the African context. Discover how the foundation tackles cultural stigma, fostering open conversations about fertility struggles within the African diaspora. Hear heartwarming success stories that reflect the emotional and psychologica ..read more
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On Connecting the African Diaspora with Real Estate on the Continent (w/ Kweku Essien)
Conversations from the Diaspora with Love
by African Minded Woman
11M ago
In this episode, Kweku Essien, Chief Commercial Officer of Seso Global, joins us to explore the world of property ownership in Africa and the impact of the Year of the Return on the African diaspora, particularly African-Americans seeking to relocate to Ghana and other African countries. We dive into the challenges of establishing trust when doing business on the continent and the crucial role of the remittance economy from the diaspora. Essien shares his powerful insights on finding internal solutions to African problems and why he believes investing in real estate can bring about long-term p ..read more
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Parenting in the African Diaspora: Did Our Parents Get It Right?
Conversations from the Diaspora with Love
by African Minded Woman
11M ago
In this virtual panel discussion, we talked about a number of things we felt we didn’t have growing up such as the lack of open communication with our parents, assuming parental responsibilities as children, and the lack of affection. We discussed how these things have impacted us as adults and as parents and how we plan on being more intentional in our own parenting. Links: https://linktr.ee/buildingafricasfuture YouTube: BAF - Conversations from the Diaspora Website: https://buildingafricasfuture.today Donations: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/bldgafricasfuture Your support means everything ..read more
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On Making The Shift To Eating Superfoods and Overall Wellness (w/ Dr. Jite Lark)
Conversations from the Diaspora with Love
by African Minded Woman
11M ago
In this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Jite Lark, the founder of Change4Africa Superfoods and the Embody Program that she started at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. We discuss the importance of natural medicine, nutritional balance, and physical wellness and how continental Africans and those in the diaspora can tap into these holistic health practices. Her organization, C4A, works directly with African women farmers to increase their opportunities to benefit from agricultural value chains. To support her work, visit her website: https://change4africa.net/. In addition to her passion projects ..read more
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On The Black Student Experience While Studying Abroad (w/ Doria Wormbly)
Conversations from the Diaspora with Love
by African Minded Woman
11M ago
I'm joined by Doria Wormbly as she discusses her experiences being the only Black student in her study abroad group and the challenges that she faced as a result of that. She is committed to shining light on the importance of diversifying international education programs on the student side as well as in program leadership and she discusses different ways that this could be done starting with providing additional funding and other resources to traditionally underrepresented students of color to prepare them before and during their study abroad travels.  To attend her free webinars on gran ..read more
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On Navigating the Immigrant Experience: Overcoming Ongoing Residency Battle (w/ Omba Thomas)
Conversations from the Diaspora with Love
by African Minded Woman
11M ago
I'm joined by a dear friend and sister, Omba Tejan-Thomas, whom I have known for 20 years or so as we attended the same church when we first came to the country as young children. She talks about her experience coming to the U.S. at the age of 8 from the Democratic Republic of Congo and how her family had to assimilate to a new culture, leading to culture loss and feelings of identity crisis, being classified as a refugee, as well as other challenges related to navigating the immigrant experience. After discovering that she was a DACA student before graduating from high school along with the f ..read more
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On Creating Culturally Relevant Art and Educational Materials (w/ Sharif Muhammad)
Conversations from the Diaspora with Love
by African Minded Woman
11M ago
I'm joined by Sharif Muhammad who talks about his 20+ year commitment to detailing the black American experience through his digital artwork and teaching. He shares how growing up he couldn't connect in a meaningful way in most of his history classes because the history wasn't reflective of his family experience.  He discusses the types of stories he tells with his art, what he learned about himself and his creative process during the pandemic, and why he creates art with his children in mind and the type of future he envisions for them. His desire to make his art more accessible and affo ..read more
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