23 episodes

Each episode of Hearth 2 Heart features a conversation between host Gayathri Shukla and an everyday role model. We explore stories of overcoming personal challenges, and share hard-won wisdom on leading a life of purpose and belonging. You'll get to learn from diverse perspectives, while finding connection in our shared humanity. Listen on your preferred podcast platform, and please rate and review the podcast if you enjoy it!

Hearth 2 Heart - Stories of Purpose and Belonging Campfire Kinship

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Each episode of Hearth 2 Heart features a conversation between host Gayathri Shukla and an everyday role model. We explore stories of overcoming personal challenges, and share hard-won wisdom on leading a life of purpose and belonging. You'll get to learn from diverse perspectives, while finding connection in our shared humanity. Listen on your preferred podcast platform, and please rate and review the podcast if you enjoy it!

    The Seemingly Impossible Quest and Longing for Change with Anusha Kassan

    The Seemingly Impossible Quest and Longing for Change with Anusha Kassan

    "Until true systemic change takes place, and racist, discriminatory and unjust structures are dismantled in our society, I know I will not be able to rest."
    Born in Montreal to a French-Canadian mother and a South Asian father,  Anusha Kassan shares her experience of her writing her story in Landed. 

    Anusha is currently an associate professor with a high-impact position in the School and Applied Child Psychology Program at the University of British Columbia. Her scholarly interests are informed by her own bi-cultural identities and an overarching social justice framework.  Anusha’s program of research presently includes two major foci: immigration experiences across different groups (i.e., newcomer youth, women, 2SLGBTQIA+ peoples), and cultural and social justice responsiveness in professional psychology.  Connect with Anusha at anushakassan.com
    campfirekinship.com
    IG: @campfire_kinship

    • 29 min
    Be You...You Can with Benazir Rahman

    Be You...You Can with Benazir Rahman

    "I feel a sense of belonging when people believe in my strengths and skills and opportunity, and the other way when I give back to the community...when I help a new immigrant."

    After having to move countries during a pandemic with a toddler in tow, Benazir Rahman joins us on this episode to share her tips for a successful transition, including the message from her story in Landed - "Be You, You Can". Born and raised in Bangladesh, and a researcher by profession, she now works at the University of Calgary as a Global Development Specialist. Her areas of interest include international trade, social work, and post-secondary education.  

    Having experienced generosity and kindness as a new immigrant in Calgary, Benazir believes in the power of giving back and is currently helping Afghan refugees find meaningful employment. 

    In addition, Benazir and Gayathri discuss the Landed book publication journey, and Gayathri peels back the curtains on her learnings in this episode.
    campfirekinship.com
    IG: @campfire_kinship

    • 30 min
    When I Found Myself I Found Canada with Shivi Agarwal

    When I Found Myself I Found Canada with Shivi Agarwal

    "When I can share my honest mindset and vulnerabilities....I feel a sense of belonging."
    - Shivi Agarwal, Landed co-author

    Shivi holds a master's in management and has years of experience in human resources and learning & development. She currently works as customer success manager with Kudos®. In her previous work tenure in Calgary, she helped 100+ clients transition from the oil and gas division to find employment in the tech sector. Shivi also runs a talk show in Calgary, @thestartupimpact, as a side hustle. The saying she lives by is: "The only thing that matters is who you want to become and the price you are willing to pay to get there."

    Links mentioned in the episode:
    Shivi's IG: @shivi.a
    https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0B7PSHKMR
    campfirekinship.com
    IG: @campfire_kinship

    • 26 min
    The Dusky Dawn with Anam Kazim

    The Dusky Dawn with Anam Kazim

    "I feel a sense of belonging when I feel respected....Respect is something that no matter where you are, who you are, where you are from - it is how you can have a sense of belonging, connect, build a trusting environment for one another, and build a safe environment for everybody.”
    In this inspiring episode, Anam Kazim - author of the story "The Dusky Dawn" in Landed - provides a glimpse into the transformations of her life, moving from Pakistan to Canada, then east-west within Canada; and going from #engineering to becoming an MLA and then an #entrepreneur.  She shares her wisdom in leveraging the power of a support network, seeing the beauty in a garden of differences, and owning your truth - as factors to help you transform.

    Links mentioned in episode -

    Anam Kazim - https://www.linkedin.com/in/anamkazim
    Landed: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0B7PSHKMR
    Book launch: https://campfirekinship.com/launch-event
    campfirekinship.com
    IG: @campfire_kinship

    • 29 min
    Curiosity Starts with a Beer with Inez Ashworth

    Curiosity Starts with a Beer with Inez Ashworth

    “A sense of belonging comes when you can be your true authentic self.”
    In this episode, we talk about the role of curiosity in creating community with Landed’s co-author, Inez Ashworth. Inez, founder of Inclusive Concepts, is a cultural innovator and a trusted advocate with her own unique style. Her life and career have been dedicated to working for equality and justice, bringing people together and creating inclusive environments where everyone can be their authentic selves. Much of Inez’s energy and inspiration comes from community work, volunteering, and mentoring minority students. Inez is one of the sponsors of the Landed Book Launch celebration on Sep 17; as well as the co-founder of Human Movement from Sep18-20 which is one-of-a-kind event to inspire  a community of changemakers to gather, reflect, and learn together.

    https://thehumanmovement.ca
    https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/landed-book-launch-celebration-tickets-381683093407
    campfirekinship.com
    IG: @campfire_kinship

    • 29 min
    Two Suitcases with Anna Zakharova

    Two Suitcases with Anna Zakharova

    "No matter what others say who you're supposed to be, who you're not, or who you should be - just remember who you are and stick to the truth. Always have that hope that all together, we can make things better."

    Anna is an internally displaced person from Crimea, Ukraine who fled from Russia’s military invasion in 2014. She is a Fulbright alumna with a master’s in international studies from Old Dominion University and a master’s in community social work, from the University of Calgary. Anna has worked as an administrative assistant with the United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine, faculty of social work at the University of Calgary, at a homeless shelter and is presently family school liaison coordinator – Ukrainian. 
    Anna has authored a very moving story called “Two suitcases,” in our book Landed. Listen to this episode to hear her experience in the project and her favourite quotes from her story.

    www.campfirekinship.com
    https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0B7PSHKMR
    https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/landed-book-launch-celebration-tickets-381683093407
    campfirekinship.com
    IG: @campfire_kinship

    • 29 min

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Had a great time

This podcast should have more reviews and ratings. I thoroughly enjoyed guesting on it. Gayathri asked questions I don’t typically get on podcasts, but definitely have thoughts on!

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