I Am African by Verastic show

I Am African by Verastic

Summary: Welcome to the I Am African podcast by Verastic! On this podcast, we will authentically share our stories, and we will celebrate, inspire, and demand excellence. We will ask the difficult questions, start the uncomfortable conversations, and propose the outside-the-box solutions. Why? Because it's like our parents used to tell us when we were kids: those that are doing it don't have two heads. Get comfortable.Let's connect:Instagram: @iamafricanpodcast | Twitter: @iamafricanpod | Facebook: I Am African Podcast | E-mail: iamafrican@verastic.com

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 EP 25: Dating As A Divorced Dad ft. Goziem | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4297

My people! I am here to prove to you that divorced dads who are dating do exist! It took me so long to find a divorced dad willing to speak to me about his dating life. But then Goziem happened. He was introduced to me by a mutual friend, Eloka, and the...

 EP 24: On Being An African Atheist ft. Ruth Marimo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6963

Conversations are important, especially with people who are different from you. As a Christian girl, it was important for me to have this conversation with Ruth Marimo, an African Atheist - because at the end of the day, no matter who we serve (or don't...

 EP 23: I'm Divorced. Now What? ft. Sade Curry | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6302

Divorce is like an onion; it has so many layers that need to be peeled, one after another. First, there's the layer where you realize you need to get divorced, and there are all the emotions that come with it. Then there's the layer where you go through...

 EP 22: How To Be Confident AF ft. Msendoo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4210

I used to not wear shorts.  Wait, let's rewind. When I was younger, maybe between 12 and 17 or something like that, I loved my legs, and I remember how it started. I had heard my mom in a conversation with her friend who kept complimenting my legs,...

 EP 21: Why Africans Don't Have The Black Perspective ft. Dr. Uju Anya | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6830

This is one of the first topics I wrote down when I was dreaming about starting my podcast: why Africans don't have the African American perspective. From the moment I finally began to understand my African privilege and the struggles of my...

 EP 20: What About Sex During Divorce? FT. Berry Dakara | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6565

Before I filed for divorce - in fact, before I even walked away from my marriage - I had never given a moment's thought to sex (or lack of it) during a divorce. I also did not know that the legal laws for sexing while divorcing varied from State to...

 Season 2 Is Coming! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 366

My Sweet Potatoes!Season two is upon us! Need I say more? The real question is are you ready? Or ARE YOU READY?BEFORE YOU GO, PLEASE RATE AND LEAVE A WRITTEN REVIEW ON APPLE PODCASTS. THANK YOU!Let's connect:I Am African on InstagramI Am African on...

 EP 19: Can Women Be Divorced And Happy? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3319

Can women actually be divorced and happy? For some reason, being divorced and happy, especially for a woman, seems like it's mutually exclusive. I will not make the claim that all women are divorced and happy, but I can confidently say that any woman...

 EP 18: Emotional Resilience: How To Deal With Not Being Included FT. Ruth Marimo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6191

"Vera, you're so strong!"I've practically heard this for as long as I can remember. I heard it most when I left my marriage. People congratulated me for being so strong, for having the audacity to walk out of a marriage that was trampling me and robbing...

 EP 17: A Conversation With An Openly-Gay Nigerian Man FT. Edafe Okporo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4690

"I believe in asking the difficult questions, starting the uncomfortable conversations, proposing outside-the-box solutions, and of course, shaking tables. No, breaking tables." Verbatim, these words are in the intro of the I Am African Podcast because...

 EP 16: How Not To Say Yes When You Really Mean No | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1839

Even now, I'm wondering if How Not To Say Yes When You Really Mean No is the appropriate title for this. But it's too late to change it. The podcast has been recorded, edited, and published. Perhaps, what I really should have named it is How Not To...

 EP 15: Never Have I Ever [A Life Not Lived - Yet] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1805

I played a game of Never Have I Ever on Zoom for Uju's birthday in April, and it got me thinking about a whole lot. Although I knew it before, this game became living proof that indeed I need to stop being so safe and live already. There is so much I...

 EP 14: On The Rape Culture In Nigeria ft. Omolara Oriye | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5911

Sweet Potatoes,So much is going on in the world right now. And I'm tired of starting sentences like this, but how can I be tired when some people have a worse fate? My fellow Nigerian women have been raped and killed with no repercussions to the rapist...

 EP 13: Dear Africans, You're Black Too! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1416

Today's episode is not a regular episode, and I am not a regular Vera today either. I was so angry recording this episode. When I was listening back to it, I felt bad for the Vera who recorded it. I was angry that some Africans still don't know that...

 EP 12: On Patriarchal Cultural Norms That Don't Serve Women ft. Ola Bisi (Jopa's Daughter) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5097

The longer I live, the more I learn. When I was a child, there were so many things that were normal to me. Now that I'm older and wiser, I know myself a lot better, and I realize that some of the things I thought were normal were actually patriarchal...

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