"The People We Know with Accalia Hipwood podcast tells the stories of individual migrants – their family’s heritage, how they found themselves living in a new country, the challenges and the triumphs. It highlights the human thread that connects us all, regardless of where we call home, and how life always has the ability to surprise, disappoint, delight and nudge us in different directions, sometimes through choice and other times through circumstance. The People We Know reminds us that everybody has a story worth sharing – and that these stories shape not only the storyteller, but the listener too".
Sally Emery - Luckybird Content Agency
Lucia Burgio talks with Accalia
Lucia Burgio was born in Asmara Eritrea in 1964 to Italian Sicilian parents whose ancestors had moved to the Italian colonies in Benghazi Libya and Eritrea Africa.
She has lived a multi culturally rich life in the Sudan, Italy, Lebanon, Germany, the USA and the United Arab Emirates. Lucia has now found home in St Andrews Scotland.
Malak Harb talks with Accalia
Malak Harb was born in Saudi Arabia to Palestinian parents who's family were driven out of Palestine in 1948. Malak attended University in Boston in the US and now lives and works in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Malak is a passionate and driven video journalist for Associated Press covering conflict in the Middle East.
Feyaza Khan talks with Accalia
Feyaza Khan is South African born of Indian heritage, whose complex cultural identity has confused many. Feyaza shares her very personal story of overcoming abuse, migration, finding love and being a Muslim in Brexit Britain. She also shares the trials and triumphs of adoption. Follow Feyaza and her family @theadoptionpodcast on Instagram.
Accalia taks to Vikki (Cheung) Humphreys
Vikki was born to Chinese parents in Bristol UK. Her father migrated from Hong Kong when he was in his early 20's and her mother was only 14 years old. They ran a Chinese restaurant in Clevedon and this is her family's story of hard work and determination.
Shana Kad talks with Accalia
Shana is a UK born Indian who later relocated to the Middle East with her own young family for more than a decade and now has returned to the UK. In this interesting and heartwarming story we also learn of her parents migration from India to the UK in 1955, Shana shares her story of love, tears and laughter. Shana is a professional life coach, you can find her here: www.shanakad.com
Katerina Smoldyreva talks with Accalia
Artist Katerina was born and grew up in communist Russia to Russian and Ukrainian parents. Katerina has lived in the United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, Azerbaijan and now is back in the UAE. This is her story of a life of contrasting cultures and her evolution as an artist. Listen to the podcast and then find her here: ksmoldy.com
What we all need right now
This is such an interesting and informative podcast. Love the stories of the guests and the insights and discernment of the host. A must listen!!