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The Gift We Gain When We Reimagine Our Life with George McCalman
22nd February 2023 • Balance Boldly for Ambitious Women in Business • Naketa Ren Thigpen: Balance (and) Relationship Advisor
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On today’s episode of the Balance Boldly Podcast, Naketa Ren Thigpen sits down with George McCalman. An author of a brilliant book that reimagines our idea of Black History, with a collection of 145 Black heroes from activists, scientists, politicians, business owners, artist and everything in between. ILLUSTRATED BLACK HISTORY is a one-of-a-kind project about unique subjects by a triple-threat artist, author and designer that pays homage to Black Americans and their historical achievements and recognizes the breadth and abundance of Black excellence. 


What to expect in today's BBP episode:

-George’s take on what this book ultimately represents: Black excellence and why Black and white audiences should know about the figures in the book.

-Why we should reimagine our life

-The gift we gain from becoming innovators of change

-How to muster the courage to embrace our difference as a strength

-The cost of choosing yourself and why you should be unapologetic about it 

More about the author

George McCalman is an artist, graphic designer, and creative director. His studio,, creates long-lasting brands for clients across arts, lifestyle, food, and mobile media. He is a senior lecturer in graphic design at California College of Art and is the author and illustrator for the San Francisco Chronicle’s monthly “Observed” column. He lives in San Francisco. 


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