How do you blend two cultures? How do you assimilate differing value systems? How do some of our cultural values hinder us in being fully effective at school, at work, or interpersonal relationships? Have you ever been caught up in the chameleon game, alternating between personalities and roles based on whether you are around your western friends or at a family function? My western friends are often surprised by my ability to switch in and out of my broken English accent when around family or African friends. What is your chameleon experience???…
Welcome! Bienvenue! Bem-vinda! O’Fualeh! Akwaba! Eka’abo
My purpose for creating this space, your space, aka "My Kitchen” is to cook on migration with a flavoring of insightful conversations on issues that emerge as a result of this cultural shift.
My goal: Discuss our African heritage, recognize the trailblazing African women and girls, support African women and girls who have emigrated from Africa.
I hope you entering this kitchen will not just stop at peeking in! You know that would not fly back in your mom's kitchen while she is cooking. You are usually expected to contribute in one way or another. Likewise, I too expect for you to engage in conversations around inter-cultural education (sharing our nathional and ethnic heritage), self-reflections (go deeper in knowing who you are, examine your life), and other-inspiration (help each other grow and live at our full potential). Cherishing what makes us unique and helping others learn from us …but above all helping younger African sisters become more comfortable in their own skin and more trusting of their inner voice as they transition into a new world. Guide and support them as is true of the African Woman’s nurturing spirit.
See you in LeThee'ma for the discussion of the week!!