12 episodes

A platform exploring stories of purposeful life lived across and between cultures and celebrating our common existence and humanity. Hosted by Qali Id, a world traveller, advocate and storyteller, this weekly interview podcast champions the individual story as being the fabric of our common humanity and connecting us to a new way of seeing the world. You will hear everyday people’s stories on identity, culture, lifestyle and purpose as guided by personable, introspective and intimate conversations.

The Qonnect Qali Id

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A platform exploring stories of purposeful life lived across and between cultures and celebrating our common existence and humanity. Hosted by Qali Id, a world traveller, advocate and storyteller, this weekly interview podcast champions the individual story as being the fabric of our common humanity and connecting us to a new way of seeing the world. You will hear everyday people’s stories on identity, culture, lifestyle and purpose as guided by personable, introspective and intimate conversations.

    5 Lessons 2020 Taught Me - S2 E2

    5 Lessons 2020 Taught Me - S2 E2

    On this episode of The Qonnect, Qali speaks with you all about her learning lessons of 2020, from us truly knowing nothing, the importance of appreciating the little moments to the power of saying no and believing in yourself and more. Let us know what...

    • 19 min
    Black Joy & Art with USEN - S2 E1

    Black Joy & Art with USEN - S2 E1

    On this episode of The Qonnect, Qali speaks with USEN,  an auteur and curator based in between New York and Lagos. He founded HAUSEN, a gallery and cultural institution dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora,  out of his Brooklyn...

    • 55 min
    (#10) Looking Back At Season 1

    (#10) Looking Back At Season 1

    In this episode I look back on some of my favourite moments, wisdoms and learning lessons from this season.This episode will recap on overcoming beauty standards, what inspires one's creativity, overcoming imposter's syndrome, black women in academia...

    • 28 min
    (#9) The Qonnect is Blacked Out #BLM

    (#9) The Qonnect is Blacked Out #BLM

    In this weeks episode, I speak on the protests happening all around the world after the extrajudicial killing of George Floyd. I touch on the psychology around riots and protests, how this is connected to different parts of the world, what organising...

    • 20 min
    (#8) Vee Kimani on faith, self-care being political, her love for poetry and more

    (#8) Vee Kimani on faith, self-care being political, her love for poetry and more

    “you need to practice self care as a black woman for survival” Vee is a young East African girl and the host and producer of the At The Table Podcast which is all about centering women, wellness and self care - particularly women of colour. She is...

    • 45 min
    (#7) Effy Kawira on filmmaking, vulnerability, her Hunger Magazine editorial and more

    (#7) Effy Kawira on filmmaking, vulnerability, her Hunger Magazine editorial and more

    "follow the clues that God has given you" The Kenyan native Effy Kawira began her career in film as an actor and producer creating short films and music videos in Minneapolis with local filmmakers and friends which then led her into the world of...

    • 1 hr 8 min

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