#9 Vulnerability: An African Womens’ perspective-Jamilla Secyugu

Jamilla is a thirty-six-year-old, Montreal raised immigrant, from Kenyan and Rwandan lineage. Since both of her parents converted to Islam prior to any kind of cognizance, she was raised with elements of Islam as well an influence of the predominant culture and religion of Christianity.  As a mother of two, she’s had to learn how to adapt rather quickly to most situations it is something she now recognizes as a strength she inherited from both parents. 

Finding identity in a label obsessed world has been a difficult journey. The validity in cross-sectioning identity and adaptability is a skill set she wishes to teach her children as well as anyone willing to learn.  Simply because that could help traverse even the most daunting subjects that could lend itself to the ability and/ or possibility to have a conversation.

Everything difficult starts with a conversation that is uncomfortable. A quote that would represent life as she sees it “I am no longer accepting things I cannot change, I am changing things I cannot accept”  -Angela Davis

In this episode we conversate on:

-Identifying self in eyes of parents culture 

-Vulnerability needs to be retaught to black women

-Vulnerability is not a sign of weakness

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