Anti Black Racism | Dr. Joan speaks with Naomi Addai Part 5

Getting credit for your work as a creative is a vital part of your creative experience. Black women creatives and Black people, in general, have gone through decades without being credited for their work. How do we get black people to get credit for their work?

In this episode of Hey, I’m Listening, Dr. Joan speaks with Naomi Addai about Anti Black Racism

Naomi Addai is a Toronto-based thespian, digital manager, and speaker. She currently attends Ryerson University, pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Governance. Her community care work can be seen through leadership in organizations such as We Rise, the Ryerson University President’s Committee on Anti-Black Racism, and One Voice One Team. Professionally, she manages digital marketing for notable Canadian food brands. Most notably, she delivered a keynote TEDx talk entitled “How to Live When We’re Dying”.

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What you can expect from this episode

00:20 The Shift into a Multi-Diverse World

03:24 How do Black people take credit for their work?

06:35 Anti-Black Racism

09:08 Naomi talks about the legacy she wants to leave behind

10:35 Prayer for Naomi

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About Dr. Joan

Dr. Joan Samuels-Dennis, Ph.D., is an award-winning Canadian speaker and authority on trauma recovery, reconciliation, and forgiveness. Joan has specialized in promoting the mental health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities for over a decade through her groundbreaking trauma recovery strategy, The Forgiveness Method.

Her career as an individual, couples and family psychotherapist has helped countless people heal from their past, transform their mental health, overcome challenges, and reclaim their lives.

In 2016, she founded Becoming Inc., and in 2020 she founded the Village of Peace not-for-profit organization. Dr. Joan is the author of 490: Forgive and Live fearlessly, Forgive: Master The Art of Letting Go, and Becoming the Journey to Love, and the mind behind the revolutionary new therapeutic modality and certification “The Forgiveness Method” launching in 2023.

Dr. Joan is a Jamaican-Canadian Toronto native who lives in the beautiful community of Kamloops, B.C., alongside her loving husband and family.

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