This week, I sit down to have a chat with Jonah Batambuze, the founder and creator of Blindian Project, a platform showcasing the stories of Black x South Asian couples. The globally crowdsourced, art-based documentary project aims to normalise Black x South Asian relationships and dismantle anti-blackness within both communities. Jonah is a Ugandan-American, multidisciplinary creative with a focus on community building. He is now based in London and his work focuses on uplifting the underdog and connecting communities through online & offline activations.
I’m such a huge fan of the work Jonah is doing, and we delve into all things growing up in Chicago, being a college athlete, travelling to Ireland and meeting his now wife who is Indian, and what motivated Jonah to start his platform. We also talk about his beautiful wedding, the importance of travel, a bit of healthy competition, getting over fears of cultural barriers between two families and how he manages it all with his full-time consulting job and family life. Loved this candid chat and felt like I learnt so much about Jonah and also about the purpose of his project. I hope you get to learn some interesting things too from it!
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