Unpacking 'Where Are You From?': Perspectives on Identity and Belonging | Ft. Desire Olabode Ep. 046
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Shall we take a deep dive into the journey of a Nigerian immigrant in Canada?
Meet Desire, a multi-faceted individual who joined us to share his extraordinary experiences. His recollections touch not just on cultural shock and acceptance, but also the future he envisions in his new home, the preservation of his Nigerian culture, and his upbringing and education in Nigeria.
Desire's narrative will captivate you, as he unravels his transition to Canada, the challenges, the triumphs, and all the tiny details that make this transition unique. His stories of navigating through language barriers and career opportunities, and his observations on Canadian inclusivity will make you ponder on the nuances of immigration. The conversation takes a fascinating turn as we discuss how Desiree responds to the often-asked question, "Where are you from?"
As we stroll through Desiree's career path in Canada, a tale of resilience and networking that led him from a customer service job to a lecturing position at Fanshawe College unfolds. Desire’s volunteer work opens a window to his personality, as he talks about building networks and creating opportunities. As we end the conversation, Desire reflects on his journey, shares his insights on Canada's immigration system, and offers advice for others experiencing cultural shock.
Come along to explore Desire's inspiring story!
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- Agency - https://flywheeleffectbiz.com/
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