The Unfiltered Real Talk Podcast

The Unfiltered Real Talk Podcast

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

Episodes

February 20, 2023 17 mins

Community advocate, Karen Richards, shares the importance of identity and culture and how to talk to your children about racism and discrimination.   Untold Stories of Black Women in Edmonton is a six-part docuseries featuring on Telus Optik TV on Demand and sponsored by Telus STORYHIVE @storyhive

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After experiencing significant discrimination in the corporate world as a black immigrant woman, a banker, Margaret Adekunle, takes a bold step to establish a financial organization targeted at bridging the financial services gap for black and immigrant communities.  Margaret leverages her 20 years + wealth of experience in the banking industry to address underlying issues of discrimination and racism in the corporate world an...

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From her garage to two grocery store locations in just 2 years and all during the pandemic, an Edmonton woman, Kemi Bolatiti-Bello shares her deeply inspiring journey to entrepreneurship in the city of Edmonton. She also drops critical tips for starting a successful business in Canada.  Untold Stories of Black Women in Edmonton is a six-part docuseries featuring on Telus Optik TV on Demand and sponsored by Telus STORYHIVE. &nb...

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From her garage to two grocery store locations in just 2 years and all during the pandemic, an Edmonton woman, Kemi Bolatiti-Bello shares her deeply inspiring journey to entrepreneurship in the city of Edmonton. She also drops critical tips for starting a successful business in Canada.  

Untold Stories of Black Women in Edmonton is a six-part docuseries featuring on Telus Optik TV on Demand and sponsored by Telus STORYHIVE. &n...

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This docuseries was made possible with the support of Telus STORYHIVE.

In this episode, an Edmontonian woman, Beatrice Ghettuba, shares her experience of running for office in the province of Alberta, highlighting lessons learned in the African community and providing advice on how to build a truly inclusive community.  Untold Stories of Black Women in Edmonton is a six-part docuseries featuring on Telus Optik TV on Demand and...

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An Edmontonian woman, Dr. Maroro Zinyemba, shares her empowering story on the road to deanship and becoming likely the first black female dean in a top college in Alberta.  

Untold Stories of Black Women in Edmonton is a six-part docuseries featuring on Telus Optik TV on Demand and sponsored by Telus STORYHIVE.  

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Learn the top tips and all you need to know to immigrate to Canada. David Akinmoluwa, a Canadian Immigration Consultant, sits down with me to discuss how to immigrate to Canada successfully and how to facilitate easy application. He addresses a wide range of questions from student permit, work visa, skilled workers program, spousal sponsorship, provincial nominee program, and more. If you are looking to move to Canada, this is a co...
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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 Counc...

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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 multicultur...

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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 cons...

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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 Alber...
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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 th...

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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 whethe...

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This is the third episode within the Hear me out Miniseries, highlighting the voice of persons with special needs. In today's episode I sit down with Carlos Gonzalez who shares his personal story living with cerebral palsy, immigrating from Mexico to Canada for university, and overcoming fears and challenges. Carlos is the Community Education Coordinator of Cerebral Palsy Association of Alberta and also co-hosts My Life Without Lim...

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This is the second episode within the Hear me out Miniseries, highlighting the voice of persons with special needs. I recently discovered that South Africa has the highest rate of FASD on the planet! Some communities in South Africa experience a prevalence as high as 28%. According to a 2018 publication by CanFASD, the rate of FASD in Canada is 4% which is approximately 1,485,158 Canadians in a country with about 37 million people....

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Hey friends! Thank you for stopping by and clicking play. This is the first episode in the Mini series titled, Hear me out. This mini series was inspired by my conversation in Episode 5 with a young lady with partial hearing loss. If you haven't checked out that episode, please do so and thank you. In this episode, my guest, Kellina shares tips and strategies for creating content for the deaf community and influencing with inclusio...

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Today I sit down with a black Muslim woman from the Oromo community to address the islamophobia problem in Canada. Tia is a young mother of three, passionate about raising awareness and speaking out against any form of violence and injustice. She recently granted an interview to Global News TV, check it out here: Edmonton police investigate reported attack on Black woman wearing hijab | Globalnews.ca

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In today's conversation, I sit down with another Haligonian I met some years ago when I lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Odette Mimi Gbeve-Bassett is a Togolese Canadian who immigrated to Canada after 15 years living a refugee camp in Ghana. She is passionate, resilient and ambitious young lady who did not let her experience in the camp stop her from pursuing her dreams. She shares her journey and experience in the refugee camp and c...

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Gripping, bone chilling, raw and riveting is only a few qualifying words to describe this powerful episode. My guest came close to being raped twice while living in Ontario, Canada and one of the incident happened in her own house! Both incidents happened by persons she knew. Rape is a sensitive and heavy conversation and our deepest hope to sharing this very difficult experience is that it will help someone. My guest also share ti...

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In today's episode, I sit down with a Registered Nurse, Lucetta Marrah, who has been working as a nurse in Canada for almost 12 years. She started her journey as a Licensed Practical Nurse or LPN and decided to challenge herself by advancing her education to become an RN. She gave up a fulltime, high earning job to return to school. Lucetta shares the study strategies that she used to ace the RN board exam at the first trial. She a...

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