Pizza and Palmwine represent two of the identities that we share: being Italian and Ghanaian. No one has ever heard of this combo....but hei! It exists and we are the proof of this! Follow us as we talk about being raised in Italy and having Ghanaian roots. Sometimes we laugh, sometimes we cry!
12. Christianity and the struggle for perfection | with Anna Awuah
Should your pastor be a perfect human before he stands on the pulpit? Why do church folks struggle with showing vulnerability ? Is the gospel still relevant for millennials?
Pina and Winnie discuss faith and Christianity with guest co-host Anna Awuah. Anna is a PK (pastor's kid), she's a bona fide lover of God and is on a mission to bring the gospel to the millennial generation and to convey the message in a way that can resonate with her peers.
According to her many people leave church because they experience "church hurt", broken relationships and disappointment from folks that you look up to as brothers and sister in Christ. In her view we should try our best to separate the man from the divine. But, we ask, how do we treat church leaders such as Carl Lentz from Hillsong, or relationship experts such as Derrick Jaxn who exhibit behaviours that are not in line with the message they preach? We discuss this and more in this new episode of Pizza and Palmwine! Head over to our Facebook and Instagram pages @pizzaandpalmwine to tell us what you think. You can also reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to share this episode with your friends and family, or anybody that needs to hear a real conversation about faith, Christianity and the struggles with keeping a certain image
11. Posted - Sending kids back to Africa with Winnie Frimpong
Being "posted" is a practice that is found in various African communities in the diaspora, whereby migrant parents decide to send their child back to the continent to be raised by a caretaker (usually a family member). Pina and Winnie are both "posted children", having left Italy for Ghana as a young age and having to grown up away from their parents. In this episode they discuss their experience and how it has shaped their identity, including the emotional trauma, how it shows up in romantic relationships and the difficulties in having to build a daughter/parent bond. They also reflect on the separation from their caretakers back in Ghana and the ambiguous relationship they have with them. How is parenthood defined? Who gets to be called "mum" or "dad"? Can you still be a parent from abroad? How long is it too long to "post a child"?
10. The pressure to get married with Tefo Remy
Hello guys! On this Valentine's weekend we want to revisit the topic of marriage and the pressure from our communities. This time around we want to hear it from the guy's point of view! We sit down with Tefo AKA DJ Remy from Botswana. Tefo has lived in Sweden most of his adult life and is used to the dating life in Scandinavia. But now as a returnee he's having to deal with a different dating field and a different mentality when it comes to gender role...and on top of that he feels that the club environment is not where he can really find wifey.
Just like us Tefo grew up with a mix of cultural identities and he feels that he's potential life partner should be able to navigate both European and African ways of life. Listen to find out what exactly he needs from a life partner and how he's personally dealing with the pressure to get married.
009. Where are you REALLY from? Mixed-race identities |Dugiotto
So where are you REALLY from? Growing up black in Italy you hear this question ALL THE TIME!
We go back to our very first episode and we revisit this conversation by adding another layer, this time with the mixed-race identity. How does it feel like to live in a society where you are not considered "black enough" or "white enough"? Why does the one drop rule define your entire identity? How do you navigate privilege and racism?
We sit down with Nigerian-Italian artist Dugiotto to share his experience growing up as a mixed race kid trying embrace his Igbo and Sicilian cultures.
008: The Taboo around Sexual Assault in African Communities| Stacey Foxx
In this episode Stacey shares her story as a survival of sexual assault at a young age. Stacey bravely posted her story on facebook and in doing so she named her aggressor thus breaking the code of silence that many victims feel they need to uphold in order to avoid scandal in the Ghanaian community. Her story is not unique unfortunately, but it's still a taboo in many African Communities. We hope that by speaking up, her story will inspire more people to come forward and break a culture of silence that only protects the perpetrator and never the victim. At her request we have agreed to censor some of the names of the people involved in the story. #metoo
A REAL TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH with WINNIE FRIMPONG
We start 2021 with our first guest co-host!! Winnie Frimpong is a business psychologist based in London. As an expert in her field she knows all about mental health but you guys know that on Pizza&Palmwine we get personal! Winnie tells her own story about battling clinical depression and anxiety as she recalls the darkest moments in her life. Her's is not a unique story unfortunately, and if you too are going through mental health problems know that you are not alone. Listen to her testimony as she tells us how she was able to come out of it.