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No fluff, just candid conversations on all facets of Afro-centric experience, with a focus on women. Challenging norms and provoking deeper thinking with the goal of empowering each other, shifting mindsets, and re-inventing ourselves. New episode released every other Sunday.
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The Unfiltered Real Talk Podcast Ije

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

No fluff, just candid conversations on all facets of Afro-centric experience, with a focus on women. Challenging norms and provoking deeper thinking with the goal of empowering each other, shifting mindsets, and re-inventing ourselves. New episode released every other Sunday.
https://linktr.ee/unfilteredrealtalk

    S2EP22 Men's Mental Health & Overcoming Trauma Through Music with Arys Déjan

    S2EP22 Men's Mental Health & Overcoming Trauma Through Music with Arys Déjan

    From not knowing his biological father to being in foster care and facing abuse. In today's episode, I sit down with Arys Déjan for an in-depth and deep conversation about how he overcame trauma through writing and producing music. Arys is a recording artist, writer, poet, dancer, model, podcast producer and host. He is the founder of the Who and How Club as well as the Who and How Podcast. He is also the founder of The Quiet Council, a management agency, and the creator of RAM-PAGE, an event series that promotes safe space, dialogue, open communication and positivity among people looking to overcome barriers. 

    Visit https://www.arysdejan.com/ to stay tuned to Arys' new single and for all his work. Follow him on Instagram @only1arys and @whohowclub


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    • 40 min
    S2EP21 Diversity is Good Business: How to Leverage Diversity for Growth and Success with Frankline Agbor

    S2EP21 Diversity is Good Business: How to Leverage Diversity for Growth and Success with Frankline Agbor

    Did you have to westernize or change your name to get a job in the diaspora? Did you know the Minister of Justice of Alberta, Kaycee Madu had to do the same when he was articling as a law student? There are simple things individuals, organizations, businesses and institutions can do to successfully leverage diversity. In this episode, Frankline Agbor, the founder and Executive Producer of Diversity Magazine, the largest multicultural publication in Canada, shares his success tips and tools on how he grew his private business through diversity.

    LINK TO MAGAZINE: Diversity Magazine – The Multicultural Magazine I Telling The Untold Stories

    LINK TO ALBERTA JUSTICE MINISTER'S INTERVIEW: Kaycee Madu reflects on his journey to justice minister: ‘Racism is real’ | Globalnews.ca




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    • 29 min
    S2EP20 Uncovering the Truth about our Canadian History: Residential Schools, Truth and Reconciliation with Professor Jessica Vandenberghe

    S2EP20 Uncovering the Truth about our Canadian History: Residential Schools, Truth and Reconciliation with Professor Jessica Vandenberghe

    In today's conversation, I sit down with an Indigenous Engineer, Professor Jessica Vandenberghe, to uncover the truth about Canada's history with institutionalizing residential schools, the impact that remains today and how we can be allies with supporting truth and reconciliation. Professor Vandenberge is an Industrial Engineer and the Assistant Dean of Engineering, Community and Culture at the University of Alberta. She is a consultant, public speaker, and STEM mentor. She serves on a number of boards and councils and also co-hosts a podcast called, Unsettled: Truth and Conciliation.

    Today's episode may be triggering for some people so please take care while listening and feel free to reach out to mental health support in your community. For those in Alberta and Canada, mental health support can be accessed through: Mental Health Support in Alberta: Mental Health | Alberta Health Service or Mental health support: get help - Canada.ca

    If you found this episode meaninful, please consider leaving a rating on Apple podcast or wherever you listen and connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Clubhouse: @unrealtalkpod. I'm always happy to hear from you!

    List of Resources and Information discussed on the show:


    2008 Apology by Prime Minister Stephen Harper: 2008 Federal Apology to Residential School Survivors - YouTube
    2017 Apology by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: Tearful Justin Trudeau apologizes to residential school survivors in Newfoundland - YouTube
    Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action: Truth and Reconciliation Commission's calls to action, six years later - YouTube
    The Calls to Action Report: calls_to_action_english2.pdf (gov.bc.ca)
    Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada, Calls to Action: Final Report | MMIWG (mmiwg-ffada.ca)
    We Will Stand Up Documentary: nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up by Tasha Hubbard - NFB
    Home Fire Documentary: Home Fire - Ending the Cycle of Family Violence - YouTube
    Secret Path: Gord Downie's The Secret Path - YouTube
    Journey Home Documentary: Journey Home - YouTube
    Jordan's Principle: Jordan’s Principle | Assembly of First Nations (afn.ca)
    Jordan River Anderson: Honouring Jordan River Anderson (sac-isc.gc.ca)
    Tina Fontaine: Jury finds Raymond Cormier not guilty in death of Tina Fontaine | CBC News
    The Blanket Exercise: Blanket Exercise Workshop - KAIROS Canada














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    • 47 min
    S2EP19: Inclusion Starts with I: The Inspiring Story of an Athlete with Cerebral Palsy with Lovepreet Deo

    S2EP19: Inclusion Starts with I: The Inspiring Story of an Athlete with Cerebral Palsy with Lovepreet Deo

    This is the final episode in the Hear Me Out mini series. In today's episode, I sit down with Lovepreet Deo an athlete with Cerebral Palsy, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age 1 and was told she will never walk. She defied all odds, completing many challenges including half marathon bicycle races. She takes as many as 10,000 steps per day and has received a number of awards including the Personal Inspiration Award by Alberta Lodges Society for completing the 20-km Cerebral Palsy Association's Life Without Limits challenge and has been featured in Airdrie Magazine.  To know more about Lovepreet, follow her on Instagram @lovepreetdeo. 
    Join the podcast community on Instagram and Clubhouse @unrealtalkpod. If you would like me to share your story or want to be a guest on the podcast, send me a private email to unfilteredrealtalk@gmail.com. 
    Consider supporting the podcast by subscribing, sharing and rating the podcast as it helps these important conversations gain more awareness.  Leave me a voice note on podpage: The Unfiltered Real Talk Podcast (podpage.com) 
    You can also watch the video of our conversation on YouTube: Real Afro Talk with Ije - YouTube and don't forget to subscribe to my channel.

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    • 16 min
    S2EP18 Hear Me Out Series: Supporting Children with Autism with Kiko

    S2EP18 Hear Me Out Series: Supporting Children with Autism with Kiko

    In this episode, I sit down to chat with Kiko, an experienced social worker who supports autistic children and their families. We debunk myths, unlearn misconceptions, and relearn truths and how to better support autistic individuals. We also discuss stimming, masking, and more. If you enjoyed the conversation, consider subscribing to the podcast and leave a rating in Apple podcasts or where you listen. Don't forget to check out the video on YouTube and subscribe on there too and share. Your support ensures these conversation gains awareness and reaches more people to keep the conversation ongoing. 

    Learn more about my guest and join our community on Instagram and Twitter @unrealtalkpod. If you would like to feature as a guest on the podcast or you want me to share your story, contact me directly by email, unfilteredrealtalk@gmail.com.


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    • 34 min
    S2EP17 Hear Me Out Series: Fostering Inclusion and Accessibility with Nwamaka Agbakoba

    S2EP17 Hear Me Out Series: Fostering Inclusion and Accessibility with Nwamaka Agbakoba

    In this episode, I sit down with Nwamaka Agbakoba, the Founder and President of Green Onyx Foundation, a nonprofit organization advocating for children and families with disabilities in Africa. Nwamaka shares strategies and tools organizations and communities can utilize to better support persons with disabilities including through education. This episode is timely and loaded  with information for everyone regardless of whether you have a disability.

    Nwamaka is an accomplished corporate leader, with a background in finance and has worked on a number of microfinance and international development projects including with the World Bank and the Gates Foundation. She is also the founder of MKCurvy, an inclusive African inspired clothing line for modern, curvy women. She has lived experience with disabilities, living with rheumatoid arthritis and being a mother to a son with mild cerebral palsy.  

    If you enjoy the conversation or learned something new, consider subscribing to the podcast, sharing it and leaving a rating on Apple podcast or where you listen. Doing so ensures this conversation reaches more people and contributes to raising awareness. 

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    • 50 min

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Lulu Tiff ,

Inspirational and thought provoking!

Host Ije does something that’s very rare when it comes to a lot of podcast. She’s able to educate while at the same time being relatable, real, and entertaining. I love the variety of this podcast it keeps me as the listener engaged and looking forward to the next episode. Also Ije is a phenomenal interviewer when she has guest on the conversation is so authentic, genuine, and flows well. This is a podcast that you will not regret tuning in to!

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