25 episodes

It's easy to relate to like-minded people, but what about those who are not like-minded?

Those who live differently, in another part of the world, with different priorities, experiences, cultures, and contexts. They see the world differently from you, but can you understand them? Are you listening for the things that make us all more alike than we are different?

In an increasingly "us and them" world, where connecting with 'like-minded' individuals is encouraged, this is a show for the non-likeminded. This is a platform that gives you the chance to understand and empathize with others. We want to inspire a reconnection of our common humanity by sharing the unheard stories and opinions around us. Why? Because listening is a skill we need to re-master if we are to fill in the gaps that exist between us.

The MiMi YouYou Show's vision is to help overcome the global Empathy Deficit. To teach, encourage and imbue empathy, simply by listening in. We give every listener the chance to practice and create empathy with and towards others, every time they join us.

The More The World Talks About Empathy,
The More Empathy The World Will Have.

The MiMi YouYou Show - Creating Empathy Mimi Nicklin

    • Society & Culture

It's easy to relate to like-minded people, but what about those who are not like-minded?

Those who live differently, in another part of the world, with different priorities, experiences, cultures, and contexts. They see the world differently from you, but can you understand them? Are you listening for the things that make us all more alike than we are different?

In an increasingly "us and them" world, where connecting with 'like-minded' individuals is encouraged, this is a show for the non-likeminded. This is a platform that gives you the chance to understand and empathize with others. We want to inspire a reconnection of our common humanity by sharing the unheard stories and opinions around us. Why? Because listening is a skill we need to re-master if we are to fill in the gaps that exist between us.

The MiMi YouYou Show's vision is to help overcome the global Empathy Deficit. To teach, encourage and imbue empathy, simply by listening in. We give every listener the chance to practice and create empathy with and towards others, every time they join us.

The More The World Talks About Empathy,
The More Empathy The World Will Have.

    Empathy Stories: The Meaning Of Home

    Empathy Stories: The Meaning Of Home

    Can you imagine waking up one day and being thrown out of the country you have grown up in? Can you imagine having to call your girlfriend to say "goodbye" and that you will never see her again, and then getting on a plane with only your father, leaving your mother and sister to be flown to an entirely different country to never see them again? Can you imagine the tenacity you need to be called an "alien" and not carry that as your identity?
    My guest on this show sheds an unheard light on what it's like to live as an illegal immigrant in the USA. To avoid the law, to go under the radar and to watch your family be systematically tricked into revealing their status and then being imprisoned for doing so. With a deep sense of forgiveness, and an inspiring grit to get up and 'go again' he unpacks how he faced homelessness, loss and dejection and then turned it all around to build a career, a marriage and a new life.
    The meaning of resilience may exist right here in this conversation.
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    • 44 min
    Empathy Stories: Because We Have To

    Empathy Stories: Because We Have To

    Can you imagine growing up in a home where you have to compete with your siblings in order to be able to eat, go to school, and sleep? Our guest today can,  as that was her reality growing up in a polygamist home in Nigeria with eight siblings. 
    Growing up in the slums, our guest was exposed to young girls being raped and teenage pregnancies from an early age. While many may have accepted this reality to be their future, this ambitious young girl did not. She was determined to give herself an education and change her life, after being inspired by what she saw on television at her neighbour's home. 
    She would travel to school each morning, a little later than others as she had to sell bread rolls in the market to pay for her transport to school, determined to study and to go to university to get an education. Her hard work paid off as she was able to apply for and successfully receive a scholarship for her bachelor's degree in mathematics and statistics - no easy feat for a someone who literally paid for their own schooling as a child! However the difficulties had really only just began...
    From sleeping in lecture halls, unable to afford accommodation, to working in a multi-level marketing firm due to the lack of job opportunities, our guest had to fight for survival as she went through university and ultimately got her degree. Today, she has come a long way to where she now plans on reading for a further master's degree in data science and finance as well as a PhD in order to build a startup that empowers young girls, teenagers, and female entrepreneurs. 
    What would you do if education was not considered to a human right for females but an uphill battle that most people lose? Would you fight to pay your own fees from as young as 9 years old. Tune in to hear how one woman fought for her own growth and ultimately is out there changing the world for the girls coming up behind her...…
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    • 40 min
    Empathy Stories: Do Women’s Lives Always Matter?

    Empathy Stories: Do Women’s Lives Always Matter?

    Do women's lives always matter? It's a question with such a seemingly obvious answer and yet in so many parts of the world this is not a given. Our guests in this show shares her powerful - and yet often controversial - work in women's rights with specific focus on the right to choose an abortion, safely. She explains the stories of women from around the world who do not have the right to choose and the impact of abuse, rape and ill health on the ultimate lives of women everywhere.
    Running an organisation that drives education as to the role of choice, in whether or not to continue with a pregnancy, she not only unpacks the stark reality for many women globally (imagine having to sneak into an illegal, unsafe, clinic to save your life for a pregnancy that will otherwise kill you?) but she gives us new data and insight into the journey ahead to equalise the lives of women and their unborn babies going forward.
    If having a baby will result in your own death, should you have the right to end that pregnancy? Listen in to find out more....
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    • 42 min
    Empathy Stories: Hear Cameroon Suffering

    Empathy Stories: Hear Cameroon Suffering

    Can you imagine leaving home for work not knowing if you'd come back alive to your children and family? Every single day.
    Today's guest faces that reality. The reality of not knowing whether she'd live to see another day as soon as she steps out of her home every day.
    Living amidst The Anglophone Crisis where Cameroon is losing all of its sons and daughters in the conflict, our guest emphasises the need for dialogue in order for this Crisis to end.
    Businesses are being shut down, leading to a drastic food and security problem, with increases in hunger making people more and more vulnerable, looking for any way out they can find. Crime rates, prostitution, and homelessness have increased because people are desperate.
    It is in fact normal to find people living in caves, under trees, or in abandoned buildings, as these are the closest to safety shelters they can find after losing their homes, incomes, and caregivers. 
    Despite the horrifying reality that she faces on a daily basis, our guest urges the rest of the world to help support their journey to peace and help them by listening to the realities of the women and families in these communities as she believes that the journey begins with their voices reaching the world. How much longer can we ignore what is happening on the other side of the world? When will empathy lead to action?
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    • 36 min
    Empathy Stories: Capturing Shooting Stars

    Empathy Stories: Capturing Shooting Stars

    In this episode, we are joined by a woman living deep in Northern Nigeria with the terror of Boko Haram. She joins the show today because she sees her story as her superpower and that sharing her story far and wide is important for her because “You never can tell who you are influencing, you never can tell who will empathise with your story and somehow make a change or be encouraged to do something.”
    Our guest's story begins with her older brother who tragically passes away when she is just 17 years old. Even after his death, he continues to inspire her and she fondly remembers him as a shooting star that lived fast, brought warmth and left afterwards.
    Where our guest lives, around one in every five girls have never been in school. She passionately shares why she sees education as being the basic tool to lead to meaningful change in her community's future and how she believes, quite rightly, that "... educating a girl changes everything."
    Despite living in a violent and poverty driven reality, that could make it difficult to find positivity and inspiration, our guest shares how inspiring it is for young girls in her community to see other educated young women change their lives and confidently live their own path. She explains how such girls and women are seen as role models and why they need more of them.
    If I were to sum up today's episode in one word, it would be 'hopeful' as that's what our guest and her community are feeling as they dare to make a difference. For many of us we could not imagine finding the energy to create change and momentum under such circumstances, our guests proves us how this can and should be done.
    Our guests was happy to share her identity with us and she explains that today she, Jefiter, runs a non-profit called "Life Aid for Community Development" that focuses on empowering these young girls and women in Nigeria. Creating hope and opportunity where there is none.
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    • 40 min
    Empathy Stories: Organ of Life

    Empathy Stories: Organ of Life

    Can you imagine living, knowing you are going to die?
    This show allows us to step into the shoes of Africa's longest living triple organ transplant survivor and to follow her lifelong journey to becoming “well” (and staying alive!). As she talks us through her entire childhood and youth spent wishing that she could breathe as her friends did, she shares what true gratefulness for health, for life and for breath really means.
    She shares her reality as she celebrated her 30th birthday party and prepared to say goodbye to everyone in her life, creating a ‘farewell’ party, feeling sure she wouldn’t make it to the end of the year. However life threw her a new (welcome) curveball, as her 3 decade journey was slowing to the confines of her bedroom, when the phone rang and the search for 3 working, matching organs arrived.
    Her path to life is both inspiring and powerfully full of motivation as she shares the most simple and deeply human realities of living life to your full potential.
    Today, Tina coaches and inspires others to find the joy in the life they have as well as helping them (and their families) face the medical challenges they may face as part of their own journey.
    If you would like to hear more about her journey, her coaching or her work with others waiting for transplants or surgery, you can find her here https://www.tinabalive.com or on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tinabalive/ and on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/tinabalive/
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    • 41 min

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