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Welcome to HomeGrown, the podcast created to inform, inspire and entertain through personal stories of Black expats. Join your hosts, Louisa and The Fantastic Fo, each week as they speak to a wide range of Black guests about their experiences living, loving and working in Hong Kong and across Asia. New episodes every Sunday!

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Welcome to HomeGrown, the podcast created to inform, inspire and entertain through personal stories of Black expats. Join your hosts, Louisa and The Fantastic Fo, each week as they speak to a wide range of Black guests about their experiences living, loving and working in Hong Kong and across Asia. New episodes every Sunday!

    Fo & Lou | ...on Uber, how to change the world, and sad books

    Fo & Lou | ...on Uber, how to change the world, and sad books

    On this final episode of the season,  Cruella Lou-ville and Double 0 Fo catch up on the end of the season and what to expect from season 5! 

    We have thoroughly enjoyed making another season of the podcast and hope you have enjoyed listening and are looking forward to more after the break. In this episode we catch up on the  books were reading and some of our top pics,  Fo rants about the news which was very entraining , and   we get a chance to answer the quickfire questions ourselves. 

    Hope you have a wonderful bank holiday (if that's a thing where you are) and see you soon! 

    Fo and Lou. 
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    • 54 分鐘
    Alicia | ...on backing yourself, and being backed by others.

    Alicia | ...on backing yourself, and being backed by others.

    In this week's episode, Louisa and the Fantastic Fo speak to Alicia Beale, the 38 year old owner of The Aftermath and another example of someone coming to the city for a few months and staying for many years. 

    Alicia shares her 16 year experience in Hong Kong after coming to the city at 23 from the US to visit her best friend. We get into how easy it is to get lost in the HK sauce initially, and how it takes some time to find the right balance and make it a sustainable but fulfilling home. 

    We discuss how she didn't expect such a dynamic city at first and she shares some of the challenges she met, and the growth that comes with the transition from your 20s to 30s....AS WELL AS her experience starting and running businesses in Hong Kong over the last 3 crazy years. Enjoyyyy!

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    Notes and links from this episode:
    Guest Instagram :  @theafterm

    • 45 分鐘
    Celina | ...on long distance relationships, perspectives of blackness, and Hong Kong vibrancy

    Celina | ...on long distance relationships, perspectives of blackness, and Hong Kong vibrancy

    In this week's episode, Louisa and the Fantastic Fo speak to Celina Fairbairn, founder of CGDLondon who (eventually) moved to Hong Kong from London by way of Rotterdam.  Celina shares with us her experience moving to HK in the midst of the pandemic and Hong Kongs frequently changing travel restrictions.....the things we do for love ! 

    We discuss the entrepreneurial culture in HK vs London, they differences Celina found in lifestyle, working and networking cultures and how she has been perceived as someone who could be described as "racially ambiguous" *. We also talk about the difficulties and dynamics of long distance relationships and the various different stages they progress through. 

    A lovely chat for your Monday morning , Enjoy! 

    * God I really hope no one has any issue with me using this term but if you do, let me know. 

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    Notes and links from this episode:
    Guest Instagram :  celina.cgdCGD London         :   cgdlondon

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    Janelle Returns!!!!

    Janelle Returns!!!!

    In this week's episode we speak to the wonderful Janelle Mimms who joins us again and shares her Hong Kong experience over the last 2 years.  Last week we re-released her first episode where we talked about all the excitement and newness of moving to Hong Kong, and this week we catch up on how the struggles of the last 2 years have affected that experience, our mental health, and our outlook.

    As you can tell straight away from her monologue, we get into some really tough topics, and Janelle's openness caused us to share some of our struggles as well. We absolutely loved this episode and Janelle, and we can't wait for you to hear it. 

    Enjoy! 

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     If you have any questions, comments or potential guests for us, you can reach us on social media or drop us an  email:  Twitter | Instagram | Email 

    Notes and links from this episode:
    Guest Instagram: @uhohjanellio

    • 54 分鐘
    From the Vault | ...on dating, self-discovery and flying babies

    From the Vault | ...on dating, self-discovery and flying babies

    The Fantastic Fo is the Infirm Fo this week, so in a plot twist, we're bringing you one from the vault...

    In this episode, your hosts Louisa and The Fantastic Fo talk to Janelle Mims, a New Yorker living in Hong Kong since early 2019. Dive straight in to find out why people are throwing babies at her and what is so problematic about the word "chocolate".

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     If you have any questions, comments or potential guests for us, you can reach us on social media or drop us an  email:  Twitter | Instagram | Email 

    Notes and links from this episode:
    Guest Instagram: @uhohjanellioRecommended book: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

    • 41 分鐘
    Akin | ...on history, poetry and culture

    Akin | ...on history, poetry and culture

    In this week's episode, Louisa and the Fantastic Fo speak to Akinsola Jeje a 50 year old Teacher , amateur historian and poet who moved to Hong Kong 16 years ago from Canada. 

    Akin brought his wealth of knowledge and experience to the podcast, taking us on a journey back in time and giving us his observations of culture in Hong Kong and Japan where he spent a few years before arriving in the city he now calls home. 

    We thoroughly enjoyed this one and we hope you do too. 

    Enjoy!  

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    We love putting the show together for you, and we hope you love it too! If you do, a great way to help us grow is to subscribe to the show and rate/review us on your podcast app so more people find us.
     If you have any questions, comments or potential guests for us, you can reach us on social media or drop us an  email:  Twitter | Instagram | Email 
    Notes and links from this episode:
    Guest Facebook: Akinsola Jeje 

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You know how you can never be too sure what the experience is like for other people - and by that I mean anyone who isn’t you? Well, open this door and join this podcast -it will chuck a few surprises your way! Thanks and keep it up!

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Can’t rate this show enough. If you’re curious check it out, if you’re not and you’re reading this - CHECK IT OUT. Everything from lols, ✊🏿and HK living.

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