Welcome back to Wanna Be- the podcast takes you from where you are now to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less.
I’m Imriel Morgan, Founder of Content is Queen a podcast agency and club for ambitious podcasters with phenomenal taste, high expectations and a desire to sound as good as I do now.
Thank you so much for taking the time to be here! Wanna Be’s focus is to help you take consistent action to build a successful life and career in the creative and entertainment industry.
Today I have three exceptional guests who are going to help you:
- Understand the power of working with other people
- Overcome restrictions and limitations placed upon you and help you
- Figure out why it’s necessary to shake things up to achieve growth
Let’s get into it.
I’m very excited to bring you my guest today. Author and scholar Dr Ibram X Kendi who is the great mind behind the #1 New York Times bestseller ‘How to be an anti-racist’. Dr Kendi is one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist scholars. He is also a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a Racial Justice Contributor at CBS News.
The focus of today’s episode is to help you realise the importance of following your instincts when it comes to your career. But also to explore the area’s of your life that need further interrogation and reflection. We also talk about Dr Kendi’s latest book ‘400 Souls’ which is a must-read for anyone interested in the movement for black lives and history!
We’ll return to Dr Kendi in a moment. I want you to get to know Leyya Sattar who has been in the trenches trying to create an equitable world for BIPOC folx in the UK and around the world. Here’s Leyya.
I’ve been following Leyya and The Other Box for years and it’s been amazing to see their growth and more importantly the impact they’re making as an organisation. It’s truly remarkable. Be sure to follow The Other Box on Twitter and Instagram @_TheOtherBox. Now Back to Dr Kendi.
I am feeling very blessed to have spoken to Dr Kendi! I highly recommend getting a copy of 400 Souls which is a very rich tapestry of black history from 1619-2019. It’s full of suspense, trauma, joy, anger, and triumph. It’s well worth the read. You can follow Dr Kendi on Twitter @DrIbram and Instagram @IbramxK
Before we wrap up, I had the chance to speak with London Mayor Sadiq Khan a little while back and given the themes explored this season I thought it’s worth revisiting what he had to say about the pros and cons of being London Mayor.
That’s a wrap, thank you so much for listening. I hope this half an hour has made you think, reflect and contemplate what your next step should be.
I’d like to encourage you to think about one person who would benefit from the messages shared today and I’d love for you to share this episode with them, right now! If you’d like the extended interview with Dr Kendi, all you have to do is screenshot and share this episode to your Instagram stories and tag @contentisqueenhq.
Until next time…. Byeeee
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