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Join me on an adventure throughout the world as I discover immigrants’ stories, learn about cultures, cuisines, and traditions, and together we find ways to help immigrants unlock their full potential. Follow on Instagram @alisadel_ for updates

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    Season 2 Episode 71 -Embrace all of you- Don’t try to be too Americanized

    Season 2 Episode 71 -Embrace all of you- Don’t try to be too Americanized

    Oksana is the youngest of 12 children, and a daughter of Ukrainian refugees. Growing up in Rochester, NY Oksana was immersed into the Ukrainian culture at home but had to
    follow the American culture outside. Hence she did not feel like she fit into either.

    In college being surrounded by multicultural students helped her understand herself better and that it was ok to be a blend. As she got older she embraced the Ukrainian side more than her siblings.  In her mid twenties, she had an opportunity to go to Ukraine and spend time working there.

    Oksana authored the book "Sunflowers Bend But Rarely
    Break" The book tells the story of her parents' early life as
    forced laborers in Nazi Germany during the Holocaust, when Slavs were also considered sub-human. 

    You can read Oksana's blog ⁠https://medium.com/@oksanakukurudza⁠

    Purchase her book ⁠https://sunflowersrarelybreak.com/⁠

    Follow her ⁠https://www.instagram.com/okukurudza2/⁠

    ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/oksana-kukurudza/⁠

     

    #immigrantstories #ukarine #naziGermany #holocaust #immigrantsquaredpodcast

    • 27 min
    Season 2 Episode 70- Kindness Over Judgement- Own Your Culture

    Season 2 Episode 70- Kindness Over Judgement- Own Your Culture

    Kamini, a child of Indian immigrants, grew up in a predominantly white community in Connecticut, where she struggled to fit in. Her parents worked hard to provide for their family while striving to maintain a balance between their Indian heritage and the American culture their children were growing up in. They supported Kamini and engaged in difficult conversations when she felt different, which greatly benefited her.

    Despite feeling different from her peers who attended church on Sundays, Kamini participated in the family tradition of Sunday prayers at home. As a parent herself, she now encourages her children to embrace their multicultural background. Kamini advises investing in people who accept and celebrate cultural diversity.

    In her work as a life coach, Kamini emphasizes the
    importance of self-compassion, kindness over judgment, and recognizing our common humanity. She acknowledges that seeking help is often taboo in immigrant and refugee communities. To make it less daunting, Kamini suggests reframing the idea of seeking help as gaining different perspectives from others who have faced similar situations. This approach empowers individuals to view seeking advice not as a weakness but as an opportunity to learn from others while ultimately making their own choices.

     

     

    If you want to get in touch with Kamini

    www.kaminiwood.com

    www.instagram.com/itsauthenticme

    www.linkedin.com/in/kaminiwood

     

    Kamini Wood is the founder and CEO of Live Joy Your Way and the AuthenticMe® RiseUp program. An international best-selling author Kamini’s mission is to guide her clients in nurturing their mental, emotional, physical and strategic  plans for their lives. 

    Recognizing the profound impact of self leadership and
    inner dialogs on external outcomes, she works collaboratively with her clients  to address both external goals and challenges, as well as the internal responses, thoughts and  behaviors that may hinder their desired results. Internal obstacles that get in the way include lack of boundaries, people-pleasing, over giving, over functioning, hyper achievement, perfectionism, procrastination, burnout, self-doubt, and imposter syndrome as well as  other false beliefs about self. Kamini is based out of North Carolina but serves clients all over the word virtually.

     

    #childrenofimmigrants #immigrantsfromindia #immigrantstories #immigrantsquared #refugeestories
    #immigrantmentalhealth

    • 21 min
    Season 2 Episode 69- A Family's Journey in the Shadow of the Holocaust

    Season 2 Episode 69- A Family's Journey in the Shadow of the Holocaust

    During these times
    when antisemitism is at an all times high worldwide, its important to learn where it all started. In this episode Dr. Vivien Sieber shares her family's struggle during
    the Holocaust, which led her to write the book, "Kino and Kinder: A Family's Journey in the Shadow of the Holocaust". The book revolves around Paula Ticho's family, who owned a cinema in Vienna until it was forcibly taken over due to Nazi antisemitism. Faced with threats from Hitler's regime, Paula sends her son Peter to England for safety and becomes a matron caring for Jewish girls evacuated from Europe during the war. The book delves into the survivors'
    experiences, including Paula's son's internment and naval service, and her fight to reclaim ownership of the cinema. It spans locations like Brno, Vienna, London, Newcastle, Windermere, the Isle of Man, and Canada, offering insight
    into pre-war Central Europe and post-war London. 

    www.viviensieber.eu

    You can find Dr. Vivien Sieber's book on Amazon

    To hear the stories of some of the girls from the hostel, listen to this podcast


     

    #holocauststories #kindertransport #ww2refugees #worldwartworefugees #holocaustrefugees
    #kinoandkinder

    • 24 min
    Season 2 Trailer

    Season 2 Trailer

    Join me for season 2 of the Immigrant Squared Podcast

    • 1 min
    Episode 68- Startup Immigrants- When I Miss Austria I Just Book A Flight

    Episode 68- Startup Immigrants- When I Miss Austria I Just Book A Flight

    Eric is a visionary entrepreneur whose path led him from Vienna, Austria, to Madrid, Spain, and ultimately to the bustling entrepreneurial landscape of Miami, Florida.

    Eric's story unfolds with his pivotal role in expanding a consulting firm, a journey that saw him establishing a branch in his hometown and later replicating this success in the United States. As an entrepreneur at heart, Eric ventured into various side businesses
    before taking the leap into full-time entrepreneurship in April 2023.

    The podcast delves into the challenges Eric faced, such as navigating the tumultuous job market in Spain in 2011 and contrasting it with the entrepreneurial-friendly environment
    of the United States. Eric shares insights into the nuances of starting a business, revealing that, contrary to common belief, legal assistance isn't always imperative, as he discovered while forming a one-member LLC.

    One of the podcast's highlights is Eric's perspective on the ease of building a company in the U.S., where fewer regulations provide a conducive environment for innovation. He also reflects on the rich tapestry of cultures within the American entrepreneurial community, which contributed to his seamless integration.

    Beyond business success, Eric's company extends its impact globally by not only assisting U.S. companies but also creating job opportunities abroad—a testament to the social consciousness embedded in his firm. 

    If you are in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area and would like to connect with Eric, you can find him on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericfiklocki/

    Checkout his company's website http://www.techsquads.com

    #entrepreneursinmiami #miamientrepreneurs #immigrantsfromaustria #consultinginmiami
    #immigrantsquaredpodcast #alisadel #immigrantstories #immigrantentrepreneurs #techsquads

    • 24 min
    Episode 67- Finding American

    Episode 67- Finding American

    Collin is a documentary photographer, and a child of immigrants. He is also the author of "Finding American- Stories of Immigration from all 50 States". In this thought-provoking discussion, Colin shares the inspiration behind 'Finding American,' offering a glimpse into the research, personal experiences, and encounters that shaped the book. The 2016 Presidential elections in the US, and the rhetoric that came out about immigrants, concerned Colin. He decided to
    embark on a journey throughout the US to tell the stories of immigrants.  

    Our conversation explores the unique perspectives and stories that Colin discovered along the way from identity and belonging to the rich tapestry of cultures that define the American landscape. In South Dakota, one family from Myanmar moved to work in a Turkey plant. This led to four more families moving, and opening a restaurant. In Alaska, Colin met a mountain climber who moved from Mexico for the snowy mountains of Anchorage. Many people
    Colin met, immigrated for love.

     

    Listen to the episode for a sneak peek to the stories in the book and the journey of writing it.

     

    Connect with Colin
    on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/colinboydshafer/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/findingamerican/

    His website: https://findingamerican.com/

    Buy his book: https://www.amazon.com/Finding-American-Stories-Immigration-States/dp/1773272217

     

    #alisadel
    #Immigrantsquaredpodcast #immigrantstories #immigrantstoriesbook
    #findingamericanbook #immigrantsintheUS

     

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    • 35 min

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