Elevating the Visibility of Black Women Creatives | Dr. Joan speaks with Naomi Addai Part 1

Companies are embracing inclusivity, making promises about greater diversity, and hiring more Black people now than ever. However, Black women creatives continue to struggle with high visibility, and the innate creative experience of Black people remains untapped. How do we elevate the visibility of Black women creatives and create spaces for them to exhibit their work?

In this episode of Hey, I’m Listening, Dr. Joan speaks with Naomi Addai about Elevating the visibility of Black women creatives

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”.

Connect with Naomi Addai | naomiracheladdai@gmail.com

What you can expect from this episode

00:22 Welcome and Introduction

01:25 What does high visibility mean to Black women creatives?

03:05 Struggles of the Black female creatives

03:50 The creative experience of Black people

07:16 What is the space that needs to be created for Black creatives?

08:56 Black Girl Magic

11:05 The spiritual element of the Black woman

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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.

Connect with Dr. Joan at www.drjoan.ca | forgiveness@drjoan.ca | www.theartoflettinggo.ca | www.thevillageofpeace.com

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