In February I was honoured to be named to CBC network’s “HERstory in Black: 150 black women who have made a place in Canadian history”, Celebrating the experiences of 150 Afro-Canadian women who, as CBC.com puts it, “Excel in their field, who push for greater diversity and who help build vibrant communities”.
Standing strong with 149 other history makers that day only helped to enforce the belief I’ve always held that our stories can not only changes lives, but alter the course of generations that come after us.
“I’m aware of the ability my story has to change the direction of those who hear it in a significant, life changing way.”
CBC has always been about the power of storytelling, and reached out to me again recently to do a piece for their current CBC Radio project Up Close: Young Black women making Canada better.
It’s not always easy to tell my story, whether I’m speaking to 300 people on stage or speaking into a recorder in a hotel room in Atlanta, GA. Reliving the visuals, sounds, and settings brings back emotions that I’m not always ready to relive again and again.
But I’m aware of the ability my story has to change the direction of those who hear it in a significant, life changing way.
So without further delay, get cozy, put on some headphones, sit back and listen to My Story featured on CBC.com:
You can also see the My Story here on CBC.com