“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”― Maya Angelou After being stranded by the roadside, an incredible chance encounter by a stranger started Jean on the path to tell his story and commit it to pen and paper. What initially started as a way to document his memories turned into...
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We live in an age of numerous religions. Every corner you turn you’ll find a new Religion springing up! What does this all mean? What does it mean to be Religious or Spiritual? Can you be both? Are they mutually exclusive? Is there a place for Organized Religion in your life? This week, our host...
In this two-part episode we tackle a topic that many shy away from – Religion vs Spirituality. We live in an age of numerous religions. Every corner you turn you’ll find a new Religion springing up! What does this all mean? What does it mean to be Religious or Spiritual? Can you be both? Are...
In 2017, Jean Eudes Benecyo, our Founder and CEO, had an idea to help entrepreneurs and businesses. He decided to create a simple directory of businesses where people could learn about businesses near them. But in time, he realized it was not a sustainable idea and it evolved in what you see today. Today, this...
My name is Joy Ruhigisha Gihana, founder of Family Life and Beyond. I Have a Bachelors degree in Legal Laws (LLB) and a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. I currently work as family/mental health therapist and also tech in the faculty of healthy sciences at Norquest College here in Edmonton. I am happily married to...
Sandra Muchekeza is the co-founder of Asili Kids, a children’s brand dedicated to the entertainment and education of children through African stories. Sandra started Asili Kids with her sister Dorothy to address the lack of children stories reflecting African realities. Asili Kids celebrates the connection between identity, culture and community for African children around the...
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Hi I’m Judie a.k.a Jay Tessie, I’m a Sagittarius, which means I’m very stubborn and extremely creative. I’ve never been one to follow the norm and I try to steer away from traditions. I was born to Rwandan Parents who like any immigrant story moved to the United States in search of a better life and good education for their children. Watching their struggles inspired me to create a platform for Immigrants to share their story of their pursuit of happiness to make sure others don’t have to face the same obstacles.
Hi I’m Eric a.k.a Cado. I grew up around the world and by the age of 19 had visited more than 10 countries. I've always admired the work ethic across the different cultures I lived in and one thing specifically drew me in. Every culture and region had game changers, innovators and bold dreamers that impacted their societies. Their stories were fascinating and made me want to share them someday. Well, the opportunity arose to start a podcast and here I am sharing the stories of African immigrants and those in the African diaspora and loving every minute of it.
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When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray. Steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass.
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