Those African Chicks
Those African Chicks
Where African Women Can Be Their Authentic Selves
 
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Those African Chicks is a podcast series that follows the victories and challenges of the everyday African Woman through critical thought conversations.  

Our platform is committed to encouraging authenticity; it is a place where women can speak their truths and challenge the reductive narrative the world has imposed on us. 

Our guest list is Everybody...because I believe Everybody is a Somebody. 

Interested in being on the show or know someone you think should? Hit us up on Instagram @thoseafricanchicks or via email - thoseafricanchicks at gmail.

 

 

WUMMY

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Welcome. My name is Wummy - Eyiwunmi actually, if you can't already tell, I'm The Nigerian; thanks for stopping by. 

A bit about me.

I moved to the US in 2003 for college and attended the first HBCU in the US, Lincoln University in PA - Go Lions!  Following the typical immigrant trajectory, I then went to NYU Graduate School of Public Service and got a Masters degree. I'm now married and live in NYC with my two ahmahzin little humans. I am also currently a part of the hamster population that is Corporate America but I'm working very hard to break out of that cycle ‘cos YOLO. 

Update June 2017 - I am very pleased to say that I am no longer in Corporate Jail and now a proud citizen of the Boss Babe Nation. If you're curious, you can read about my journey HERE.  

I want to do epic shit and 2016 is the year to Make all the Uncomfortable But Necessary Moves, I was always too afraid to make.

I started this podcast because I want to bring the progressive voices, opinions and unique perspectives of the African Woman to the forefront of cultural discourse.

 

Chesray

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"Ahwe! My name is Chesray, I’m also known as “meisiekind” on the Cape Flats, South Africa. I am the manifestation of my grandmother’s prayers. Born and raised in the hood called Extension 13, Cape Town. I carry the label of being “colored” also known as BLACK in my opinion.

I attended the University of Western Cape, I am a theater teaching artist and fancy myself as an aspiring playwright. I was (still am) the Oprah Winfrey Fellow (2009) at New York University, Wagner School of Public Service where I completed my MPA.

I work for an arts based non-profit in New York where I am committed to closing the achievement gap for students of color through art based public school programs. I am a conscious being and an activist. You’ll see me at the Black lives matter protests; I am the girl yelling at the cops.

My husband Noah and daughter Ahava are my roots and continually ground me. This podcast is a quest for me to continue and lead a dialogue where African women are at the forefront, always. "