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#228 - A call to action for mamas this International Women's Day with Yemi Penn
Episode 2298th March 2023 • Happy Mama Movement with Amy Taylor-Kabbaz • Amy Taylor-Kabbaz
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Welcome back, Mama's.

We have something special and incredibly inspiring to celebrate and acknowledge this year's International Women's Day'.

A power-house of grace and steadfastness. The ever wonderful, Yemi Penn, is my guest this week and brings her passion and insight to us with such eloquence and gusto.

Yemi Penn is a Global Thought Leader and Ph.D. Candidate on the transformation of trauma, looking at non-western and alternative ways of healing. She fuses her engineering profession with her creative research to evoke radical change in communities and organizations. Her first documentary ‘Did I choose my trauma?’ was a finalist in the 2021 Sony Film Festival (Australia & New Zealand) short film category. She has since been invited to speak on the TEDx Ocala, Florida stage where she invites the collective to make the choice to transform their trauma as opposed to transfer it.

Join us today, as Yemi and I dive deep into the trauma of identity and belonging, a crisis of the ages, but with it comes blessings of growth and introspection and the eventual change it offers us all, should we meet it face to face, unabashed.

[Time stamps]

0:00 - Acknowledgements

0:40 - Intro

2:44 - Inspiration fo Mamas

4:41 - Feelings around International Womens Day

6:35 - Expectation/ Anticipation

7:58 - Embracing Equity

9:31 - The Want to Give

10:52 - "If she doesn't do it, who will?"

16:46 - A women in a black body

19:07 - Cultivate where we want to be

21:00 - At the Slightest Eyebrow-Raise

22:36 - Shame Resistance

27:30 - Getting It Wrong

29:47 - Fear of Not Belonging

31:19 - Judgement

32:45 - Hopefulness

36:15 - Sacrificing Our Privileges

37:45 - Outro

We truly hope you were as inspired and filled up as we were after digesting this great conversation.

This is a moment to take stoke our this moment in history and brace ourselves for the challenges ahead.

Thank you so much for joining me again this week.

See you again soon,

~Sat Nam~



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