Redefined explores what happens when life's biggest challenges lead us on a transformative search for what matters most. After recently facing a near-death experience, renowned humanitarian and author Zainab Salbi has been on a quest to understand the connection between who we have been and who we must become. As Zainab continues her own vulnerable search, evaluating and re-evaluating matters of her own identity, she's reaching out to open-minded guests in this series of courageous, big-hearted conversations to ask questions about how we draw our inner maps, and how to approach and perpetuate meaningful, intentional change. Redefined aims to uncover the hidden gifts that emerge from adversity, to discover the power of reinvention, and to learn from one another--establishing a sense of community so even our most intimate transformations never have to be experienced alone.
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Growing up in Kibera, one of Africa’s largest urban slums, Kennedy Odede survived extreme childhood poverty, crime, sexual abuse and drug abuse on a path to ultimately becoming one of the most compelling social entreprenuers and community leaders working today. On our season 2 finale, Kennedy joins Zainab to share his harrowing journey and reveals why truly transforming oneself means also transforming the lives of others.
Jean Oelwang, president and CEO of Virgin Unite, spent 15 years interviewing 65 prominent pairs, including Ben & Jerry, Leah and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Rosalynn and President Jimmy Carter. Her resulting book, PARTNERING: FORGE THE DEEP CONNECTIONS THAT MAKE GREAT THINGS HAPPEN reveals how finding the right collaborator can change the world. In identifying six principles that make partnerships flourish, Jean also reveals how those concepts changed her life.
Wajahat Ali, author of the new memoir, Go Back To Where You Came From, And Other Helpful Recommendations On How to Become American, joins Zainab to discuss finding God in the good and the bad, using language as liberation, the danger of clinging to anger, the importance of investing in joy, and what Wajahat does perpetually to correct perceptions about Muslims in the West.
Pioneering Marine fighter pilot and two-time congressional candidate Amy McGrath reveals how she deals with sexism, the personal responsibilities she bears as a retired member of the Armed Forces, and carrying values of sacrifice and service throughout her life, even when faith and duty collide.
Acclaimed journalist, television host and author Lisa Ling joins Zainab to talk about the timely and personal significance of her latest show, Take Out, fighting back against bigotry and bias by teaching empathy and diverse history to the next generation and what a recent psychedelic experience taught Lisa about an important and complicated relationship.
Internationally celebrated author, poet and activist Alice Walker joins Zainab to discuss transcending boundaries, finding solace in nature, a pivotal visit to Russia, finding love and danger in the American South during the Civil Rights movement and, says Alice, learning to accept that there is magic in this life.
Two brilliant minds
Refreshing to hear two notables talk authentically about their experiences and journey. Deep insights with a touch of humor. Both have lovely souls. I hope to learn more about Saduguru and Zainab’s story. Great piece!
Finding Our Truth, Finding Our Meaning
Zainab hosts warm and meaningful conversations with people who are known for their individual expression about how they came—and are coming—to be at home with themselves. Each guest approaches it from a different perspective, but they each seem to conclude that discovering and living our truth, as difficult as it can be, is the most effective way to find meaning in this brief life. Seeing this conclusion reflected across so many experiences is refreshing and inspiring for those on the journey of self-discovery themselves.
Beautiful, intimate and heartwarming!
These conversations are such a gift. Thank you for sharing your words of wisdom with the world!