S1 Episode 2 – Our Identities

On this episode we:
• Talk about the origins of our names, what they mean and why it is important you make an effort to pronounce names properly. Let Warsan Shire’s poem awaken you www.goodreads.com/quotes/685235-gi…hters-names-that
• Discuss black solidarity and evolution of our identities
• Dissect (probably well intentioned) questions like ‘where are you from?’ and ‘when are you going back?’ and Taiye Selasi’s TED Talk: www.ted.com/talks/taiye_selasi_…a_local?language=en
• Touch on some international student struggles (where our F1/OPT/H1B people at?)

What we are reading/watching/listening to:
o Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
o Justin Beiber’s Purpose (especially the single Sorry)
o Jon Ronsen’s So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed
o Binyavanga Wainaina’s How to Write about Africa
o Cecile Emeke’s Strolling Series

Theme music, Ayo, by the ever gracious and über talented Femi Leye, cover art by Yeka O, episode mixed by Ifeoluwa O

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