Episode 218: Spotlight on the Producer with Sasheen Artis Part 1
Glocal Citizens
by Florence Adu
3d ago
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week on the podcast we have another fellow Stanford Alumni – #chocolatecardinal, with a mini masterclass as a great follow-up to my conversation with creative director, Francis Brown. Sasheen Artis, born a New Yorker in Harlem, currently based in Los Angeles, California, is bi-coastal in her lifespan to date, spending her entire adult life on the West Coast. She started her career in the entertainment industry as a temp and is now a two-time Emmy winning producer and the Founder & CEO of Plenty of Pie, a curriculum-based talent incubator and media production ..read more
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Episode 217: On Building Animation Ecosystems in Africa with Francis Brown Part 2
Glocal Citizens
by Florence Adu
1w ago
April Greetings Glocal Citizens! As you listen to this week’s episode you may catch a hint of showers as part of the sound track for this conversation with long-time collaborator, Takoradi, Ghana’s own Francis Brown. As the saying goes, showers bring flowers and in this two-part conversation we’re definitely cultivating a bouquet of beauty and insights. Francis is one of the first professionals that I worked with when I arrived in Ghana; at that times he was a student at Ghana’s National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI). Since then, his career has flourished as founder and creative direct ..read more
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Episode 216: On Building Animation Ecosystems in Africa with Francis Brown Part 1
Glocal Citizens
by Florence Adu
2w ago
April Greetings Glocal Citizens! As you listen to this week’s episode you may catch a hint of showers as part of the sound track for this conversation with long-time collaborator, Takoradi, Ghana’s own Francis Brown. As the saying goes, showers bring flowers and in this two-part conversation we’re definitely cultivating a bouquet of beauty and insights. Francis is one of the first professionals that I worked with when I arrived in Ghana; at that times he was a student at Ghana’s National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI). Since then, his career has flourished as founder and creative direct ..read more
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Episode 215: A Web of Wellness with Kadiatou Sibi
Glocal Citizens
by Florence Adu
3w ago
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This month we’ve traveled to three continents on our herstory tour and our final destination is the west coast of the US by way of The Gambia. My guest, Kadiatou Sibi, started in the world of work after finding her voice (literally), in university when she began traveling the world as a lead singer of the band, Belizbeha. Following a successful career in media, entertainment, and teaching, she focused on entrepreneurism to launch A Web of Wellness (AWOW). With over 24 years of experience as an Ayurvedic Wellness and Performance Coach at AWOW, Kadiatou helps clients a ..read more
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Episode 214: Deep Dialogues and Enabling the Possibility of Change with Yaliwe Clarke
Glocal Citizens
by Florence Adu
1M ago
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week, we’re flashing back to my trip to Cape Town last November. I met my guest, Yaliwe Clarke through sister-to-sister connection, literally. Her sister and mine are friends and as we (my sister and I) were in SA together our meeting was inevitable. Yaliwe, who is of Zambian and British parentage found her way to South African nearly two decades ago from Zambia, where she spent most of her life. She is the immediate past Director of the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Prior to this, since 2000, she worked with civil societ ..read more
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Episode 212: Reimagining Effective Mental Health Care with Sara Reed
Glocal Citizens
by Florence Adu
1M ago
Women’s Month Greetings Glocal Citizens! If it’s March then it’s all about herstories here on the podcast and first up we’re in London by way of Hopkinsville, Kentucky with mental health futurist, Sara Reed. She is an empathic leader, mental health futurist, and practitioner in psychedelic-assisted therapy. I came across Sara’s work when listening to a session the Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Global Summit last year, and my curiosity was piqued hearing Sara describe her work and it’s impact. She has spent her early career examining the ways culture informs how we diagnose and treat mental illn ..read more
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Episode 211: Everyday Activism with Hakeem Oluseyi, Juleen Christopher, Kobby Graham, Samba Yonga, Eric Collins
Glocal Citizens
by Florence Adu
1M ago
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week on the podcast it’s flashback February. Inspired by last year’s Black History Month compilation episode, for this week, also dedicated to Black History Month, I’ve selected glocally speaking, mindset hacking and solution-scaping excerpts from conversations over the past year. Starting with the Science Mercenary, Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi on how reconceptualizing our ideas on time and how the evolutionary continuum of human intelligence need not be as complicated as we think. Cognitive-Behavioral Research Scientist, Dr. Juleen Christopher reinforces his thoughts by ..read more
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Episode 210: Me + You + Art + Wellness with Marlea Edwards
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by Florence Adu
2M ago
Greetings Glocal Citizens! I’m back in Accra and it’s HOT and HUMID, but thankfully not so dusty--I’ve successfully evaded the Harmattan! A significant contrast to the environs for my guest this week who dials in from her hometown of London, England. Raised between London and Brooklyn with roots in Jamaica, Aruba and Donimica, Marlea Edwards was drawn to the creative arts from theatre to photography, storytelling, mythology and anthropology from an early age. She is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary creative artist and creative consultant with a key focus on visual storytelling and connecti ..read more
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Episode 209: Healthtech Solutions and Tools for Engagement with Dana Weeks Part 2
Glocal Citizens
by Florence Adu
2M ago
Greetings Glocal Citizens! Kicking off February, we have a double-header in conversation with another Stanford Alum and fellow “Track Girl.” Born in Vietnam and raised in New York, Dana Weeks is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of MedTrans Go, a healthcare technology start-up based in Atlanta, GA. Prior to MedTrans Go, she co-founded the Black Angel Tech Foundation, created to support and increase the number of underrepresented minorities in technology. She has also held positions at AT&T, Pfizer, and in several innovative entrepreneurial ventures. She is a member of the Board of ..read more
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Episode 208: Healthtech Solutions and Tools for Engagement with Dana Weeks Part 1
Glocal Citizens
by Florence Adu
2M ago
Greetings Glocal Citizens! Kicking off February, we have a double-header in conversation with another Stanford Alum and fellow “Track Girl.” Born in Vietnam and raised in New York, Dana Weeks is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of MedTrans Go, a healthcare technology start-up based in Atlanta, GA. Prior to MedTrans Go, she co-founded the Black Angel Tech Foundation, created to support and increase the number of underrepresented minorities in technology. She has also held positions at AT&T, Pfizer, and in several innovative entrepreneurial ventures. She is a member of the Board of ..read more
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