The Unfiltered Real Talk Podcast

Ije

No fluff, just candid conversations on all facets of Afro-centric experience, with a focus on women. Challenging norms and provoking deeper thinking with the goal of empowering each other, shifting mindsets, and re-inventing ourselves. New episode released every other Sunday. https://linktr.ee/unfilteredrealtalk read less

S2EP20 Uncovering the Truth about our Canadian History: Residential Schools, Truth and Reconciliation with Professor Jessica Vandenberghe
31-10-2021
S2EP20 Uncovering the Truth about our Canadian History: Residential Schools, Truth and Reconciliation with Professor Jessica Vandenberghe
In today's conversation, I sit down with an Indigenous Engineer, Professor Jessica Vandenberghe, to uncover the truth about Canada's history with institutionalizing residential schools, the impact that remains today and how we can be allies with supporting truth and reconciliation. Professor Vandenberge is an Industrial Engineer and the Assistant Dean of Engineering, Community and Culture at the University of Alberta. She is a consultant, public speaker, and STEM mentor. She serves on a number of boards and councils and also co-hosts a podcast called, Unsettled: Truth and Conciliation. Today's episode may be triggering for some people so please take care while listening and feel free to reach out to mental health support in your community. For those in Alberta and Canada, mental health support can be accessed through: Mental Health Support in Alberta: Mental Health | Alberta Health Service or Mental health support: get help - Canada.ca If you found this episode meaninful, please consider leaving a rating on Apple podcast or wherever you listen and connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Clubhouse: @unrealtalkpod. I'm always happy to hear from you! List of Resources and Information discussed on the show: 2008 Apology by Prime Minister Stephen Harper: 2008 Federal Apology to Residential School Survivors - YouTube2017 Apology by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: Tearful Justin Trudeau apologizes to residential school survivors in Newfoundland - YouTubeTruth and Reconciliation Calls to Action: Truth and Reconciliation Commission's calls to action, six years later - YouTubeThe Calls to Action Report: calls_to_action_english2.pdf (gov.bc.ca)Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada, Calls to Action: Final Report | MMIWG (mmiwg-ffada.ca)We Will Stand Up Documentary: nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up by Tasha Hubbard - NFBHome Fire Documentary: Home Fire - Ending the Cycle of Family Violence - YouTubeSecret Path: Gord Downie's The Secret Path - YouTubeJourney Home Documentary: Journey Home - YouTubeJordan's Principle: Jordan’s Principle | Assembly of First Nations (afn.ca)Jordan River Anderson: Honouring Jordan River Anderson (sac-isc.gc.ca)Tina Fontaine: Jury finds Raymond Cormier not guilty in death of Tina Fontaine | CBC NewsThe Blanket Exercise: Blanket Exercise Workshop - KAIROS Canada --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/unfilteredrealtalk/message
S2EP14 Hear me Out Series: Podcasting for the Deaf Community with Kellina
08-08-2021
S2EP14 Hear me Out Series: Podcasting for the Deaf Community with Kellina
Hey friends! Thank you for stopping by and clicking play. This is the first episode in the Mini series titled, Hear me out. This mini series was inspired by my conversation in Episode 5 with a young lady with partial hearing loss. If you haven't checked out that episode, please do so and thank you. In this episode, my guest, Kellina shares tips and strategies for creating content for the deaf community and influencing with inclusion. Kellina is a trailblazer and an advocate for the deaf community. She is currently a graduate student, an entrepreneur, a YouTuber, content creator and an upcoming author. She is born into a hearing family. If you enjoy this episode, please join our community on social media including Clubhouse and Instagram @unrealtalkpod and share with me what you enjoyed.  Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already done so and follow on YouTube so you never miss an episode. Check out our new website, where you can also leave us a Voice Message! The Unfiltered Real Talk Podcast (podpage.com)  For sponsorships, to feature as a guest or if you would like me to share your story, send me a private email at, unfilteredrealtalk@gmail.com. Thank you so much for stopping by to listen.  Subscribe and watch on YouTube: Real Afro Talk with Ije - YouTube Follow Kellina on Instagram, @DeafQueenBoss Visit her Website, Coach | Mental Health Coach (kellinaempowerment.com)   --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/unfilteredrealtalk/message
S2EP12 Life on Hold: The Refugee Journey with Mimi Bassett
20-06-2021
S2EP12 Life on Hold: The Refugee Journey with Mimi Bassett
In today's conversation, I sit down with another Haligonian I met some years ago when I lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Odette Mimi Gbeve-Bassett is a Togolese Canadian who immigrated to Canada after 15 years living a refugee camp in Ghana. She is passionate, resilient and ambitious young lady who did not let her experience in the camp stop her from pursuing her dreams. She shares her journey and experience in the refugee camp and coming to Canada to pursue her education and graduating with a Masters in Laws. She talks about the impacts of living in refugees camps on the mental health and wellbeing of children as well as how to support children and youth in home and hosting countries.  Mimi is very passionate about supporting children and youth living in camps and has established a nonprofit with the sole goal of helping young people pursue education and to thrive in global society. Visit home (daree.org) to learn more about her nonprofit, donate or volunteer if you can. You can also check out her YouTube Channel: (41) A Moment With Mimi - YouTube for more about her.  If you enjoyed the conversation, consider sharing the podcast to support someone else and connect with me on Instagram or Clubhouse: @unrealtalkpod. For contributions or if you would like to be a guest on the show, email, unfilteredrealtalk@gmail.com. Don't forget to check out the video of this conversation on YouTube: (41) Unfiltered Real Talk Podcast - YouTube --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/unfilteredrealtalk/message
S2EP11 Close Encounter: Nearly Raped Twice with Tokunbo
06-06-2021
S2EP11 Close Encounter: Nearly Raped Twice with Tokunbo
Gripping, bone chilling, raw and riveting is only a few qualifying words to describe this powerful episode. My guest came close to being raped twice while living in Ontario, Canada and one of the incident happened in her own house! Both incidents happened by persons she knew. Rape is a sensitive and heavy conversation and our deepest hope to sharing this very difficult experience is that it will help someone. My guest also share tips to support survivors as well as for self-protection.  This is a heavy conversation, however, it is very necessary and must remain ongoing. Please take care while listening and if you need to chat or debrief with someone after listening, check in with a friend or family or reach out to me directly on social media, email, clubhouse or via voice chat on Anchor.fm. I will be more than happy to debrief with you. Thank you for stopping by and listening to the episode. Below are some articles that we discussed in today's conversation: Iniubong Umoren, a 26 year old recent graduate raped and murdered while responding to a job ad: Iniobong Umoren: Job-seeking Nigerian lady found dead (gazettengr.com) Justice for Uwa. Veral Uwaila, a 22 year student who was raped and brutally killed in a Church in Nigeria, Justice For Uwa: Undergraduate Killed & Raped In A Church | Zikoko! Sexual Assaults Statistics: JustFacts - Sexual Assault (justice.gc.ca) Over 80% of all juvenile sexual assault victims are female, and 90% of adult rape victims are female: 32 Disheartening Sexual Assault Statistics for 2021 (legaljobs.io) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/unfilteredrealtalk/message