In this episode, Miriam speaks to her friend Hawa who she met at the Mastercard Foundation in Toronto. Hawa is a journalist, creative writer, researcher, editor and artist from Kenya who is based in Toronto, Canada.
- Learn for what reasons Kenya is considered home for Hawa
- How Hawa moved back home working in her community and reconnecting with the people
- How Hawa started questioning who she is apart from the group
- How to find your place in the group
- What does an unhealthy or healthy group dynamic mean for its members?
- The importance of compassion and tenderness among members of a group
- Finding the right balance between helping family members and taking care of self
- And much more…
“I think that just sitting and honoring where you’re at, even if like life is moving, and you have to push through and you don’t really have the option to stop, to really internally honor where you’re at, ”
“That’s really when I started to think about who am I apart from the group? ”
“⎡When⎦care and concern, and interest and tenderness is given to especially like young people and young children, and people growing by the elders in the family. To me, that’s the group,”
WHERE TO FIND HAWA
ABOUT THE HOST
Miriam is a Trauma Informed Coach, an African, a mom of three daughters, a blogger and writer. After graduating from the London School of Economics, she built her international career in the fields of banking and international development, working for organisations such as the World Economic Forum, Lombard Odier Private Bank, JP Morgan, the Mastercard Foundation and the United Nations. She now uses her passion for psychology and dedicates her time to coaching others to free themselves from the burden of childhood trauma. Her wish to help other women connect to their inner wisdom, love themselves and follow their passion. In her effort to destigmatize mental health and normalize mental health conversations in black communities, she wrote her memoir about surviving childhood and finding her worth.
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