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NYAC S1 Episode 2: What's in a Name? Identities and their Evolutions

NYAC S1 Episode 2: What's in a Name? Identities and their Evolutions

Our long awaited sophomore episode is here! On this episode we:
• Talk about the origins of our names, what they mean and why it is important you make an effort to pronounce names properly. Let Warsan Shire’s poem awaken you http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/685235-give-your-daughters-difficult-names-give-your-daughters-names-that
• Black solidarity and evolution of our identities
• Dissect (probably well intentioned) questions like ‘where are you from?’ and ‘when are you going back?’ and Taiye Selasi’s TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/taiye_selasi_don_t_ask_where_i_m_from_ask_where_i_m_a_local?language=en
• Touch on some international student struggles (where our F1/OPT/H1B people at?)

What we are reading/watching/listening to:
o Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
o Justin Beiber’s Purpose (especially the single Sorry)
o Jon Ronsen’s So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed
o Binyavanga Wainaina’s How to Write about Africa
o Cecile Emeke’s Strolling Series

Theme music,

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