Black Women Creatives: Mental Well-Being and Occupying Spaces | Dr. Joan speaks with Naomi Addai Part 3

Being a Black Creative entails paving the way for others to speak in spaces that were not always designed to include creative voices. How can Black Creatives participate in business, politics, and government? How can we creatively structure our society to improve the lives of Black people? How can creatives strive and make an impact in a world that is not entirely structured for change?

In this episode of Hey, I’m Listening, Dr. Joan speaks with Naomi Addai about Black Women Creatives: Mental Well-Being and Occupying Spaces

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

00:27 Market-driven world

03:25 Mental well-being among Gen Zers

07:25 The business aspect of a creative

09:20 How does science influence the creatives among us?

11:05 Ending Racism

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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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