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Kulcha Shock Abroad
82 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Colorism, race and access to wealth in Jamaica with Dr. Monique Kelly
In this episode, I speak with Dr. Monique Kelly an Assistant Professor at the Michigan State University. Monique is a former track athlete from Kingston, Jamaica. We dive into aspects of the classism and racism debate and specific social issues initiated by Slavery and colonialism in Jamaica. In addition, Monique tackles controversial topics such as skin bleaching and the political contribution to racism in Jamaica, and disparities in access to wealth.Bio:Dr. Kelly received her Ph.D. in 2019 at the University of California Irvine. She joined MSU Sociology in 2019 as one of the College's first Dean's Research Associates.Her research broadly focuses on racial and ethnic identities, attitudes, and inequality, as well as on immigration processes connected to those social dynamics. Her current research agenda uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate race, colorism, stratification, and inequality comparatively within the Anglo-Caribbean ( English Speaking) and the larger black diaspora. Source: Michigan State /University News.Dr. Kelly's Publication on race: Jamaican Ethnic Oneness: Race, Colorism, and Inequality. core.ac.uk/reader/224399710 References: Jamaica's response to the United Nations International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. https://www.refworld.org/docid/51ed188d4.html Dr. Carolyn Cooper's New York Times OpED ' Who is Jamaica?' https://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/06/opinion/who-is-jamaica.html Modern Blackness- Nationalism, Globalization, and the Politics of Culture in Jamaica (Latin America Otherwise)by Deborah A Thomas https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B00EHBS9L0&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_AQ8844E5RYXFG9VJJ
46 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
Self-care, mental wellness and the Jamaican culture with Sara Joi
As Jamaicans, we grew up seeing our parents and grandparents toil day and night to provide. We saw working hard as a sign of strength and an avenue to success. Many did not stop to think about how the workaholic culture impacts our mental health.In this episode, Sara Joi, a mental wellness expert and self-care advocate discusses Jamaican culture and self-care.Sara Joi Trowers was born and raised in Mandeville, Jamaica, and migrated to the US in 2001She is the Director of Day Services supporting adults with disabilities and a Self-Care and & Lifestyle Blogger. Sara is married to her childhood friend who both attended DeCarteret College. The two have a 4-year old son who colors their world. Sara also has a BA in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Iona College.Follow her journey on https://www.sarajoi.com/ and on Instagram : @iamsarjoi
46 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Imposter Syndrome and the Jamaican culture with Dr. Claudia Marshall
My guest is former Jamaican high school athlete now turned Mental Wellness Coach and Professor, Dr. Claudia Marshall. We talk about ways to overcome imposter syndrome and step into your greatness.We also dive into the cultural aspects of growing up Jamaican and what helps or hinders us when navigating imposter syndrome. Dr. Claudia C. Marshall is a Jamaican born , former athlete who persevered and achieved her PhD in Counsellor Education and Supervision from Auburn University.Dr. Marshall offers several ways to work together:SPSS Data Analysis ConsultingDissertation Coaching Mental Wellness Coaching Personal Development Through MentoringClaudia's Podcast: Talk the Truth https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/talk-the-truth/id1539067876Claudia's Website:https://marshallcoachingandmentoring.com/
30 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
It is time for Jamaicans to step into greatness!
New Year!New Look!New opportunity to start afresh!Hey! Allow me to reintroduce my Podcast! I started the podcast journey without being fully prepared. However, the only way to improve is to start!There was a name, a concept, bad audio but I kept pushing. What I've learned along the journey is that perfection can stifle or kill dreams. 𝗞𝘂𝗹𝗰𝗵𝗮 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗰𝗸 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗺 𝗽𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗞𝘂𝗹𝗰𝗵𝗮 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗰𝗸 𝗔𝗯𝗿𝗼𝗮𝗱.The idea is to connect Jamaicans in the diaspora and amplify our voices. We hope that people who love Jamaica will come along for the ride too! On this episode I encourage Jamaicans at home and abroad to step into their greatness by providing meaningful stories and books that will aspire them like to be the many heroes before us. We are from the same little country as Marcus Garvey and Bob Marley. Why then are we not collectively stepping into our greatness?One Love! 🖤💚💛Book Resources mentioned in this Episode: Destiny by TD Jakes https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B00RW9MLF4&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_1YoeGb5S7QJV5 The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B0026772QU&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_i0oeGbE071JJH Follow me @kulchshockabroad
52 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
12 Cultural Impacts of MTM Family ( Meet the Mitchells)
Just call me First cousin Charmaine and we will be fine!!!Meet the Mitchell (MTM) family is a modern Jamaican and Chinese blended family who launched a YouTube channel chronicling their day to day life.The family, led by Dancehall artiste Tami Chin (Tami Chynn) and Wayne Mitchell ( Wayne Marshall) shows us their life as parents of 4 boys with a multi cultural, extended family in Jamaica.In this episode I examine 12 cultural impacts of the MTM family dynamic .Make sure you subscribe to their channel Meet the Mitchells and join in on what everyone's talking about!https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUfzdy0NEa2uR7d4_cGCraQ
43 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
Infant Loss and Fertility; a Caribbean woman experience
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Recently John Legend and Chrissy Teigen shared a heart wrenching story of infant loss and this sparked so much conversation among women who suffer in silence with this issue. As Jamaicans and possibly the Caribbean, this is not something that we speak about growing up, our women for the most part suffer in silence . In this episode Kay, a Jamaican born registered nurse in the UK , shares her struggles with multiple infant losses and her journey through IVF. We talk about the family pressures and support needed for woman ensuring this ordeal. She hopes that her story helps families cope and offered resources and decisions that worked for her.
34 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
Investing in Jamaica ; prospects for new investors with stockbroker Ryan Strachan
In this episode Ryan Strachan shares the prospects for investing in Jamaica and tips for first time investors. Ryan Strachan is the Assistant Vice President of Investor Relations - Grace Kennedy Capital Management Limited , a private equity and investment advisory arm of GraceKennedy.Ryan Strachan has over 10 years of experience in the local financial services industry. Brokerage Resources mentioned in the episode: TD Ameritrade - TDAmeritrade.comCharles Schwabb - Schwab.com Jtrader.com for online trading. Catch up on Ryan’s latest articles in the Jamaica Observer : The new normal Coexisting with COVID-19 requires growth 2020: The year SPACS and APO's took hold in the equity markets Contact Ryan : Ryan.Strachan@gkco.com http://gk-capital.com/
21 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
Building our Own Legacy
And We're Back!!!! In this episode Charm introduces Season 2 which will share ideas on legacy building and dealing with life struggles that we must consider when taking the next step towards generational wealth for Caribbean people and the Diaspora. This season will be sprinkled with fun conversations as usual but the time is now to define what our future goals.
20 minutes | Aug 7, 2020
Traveling to Jamaica in a Pandemic: What you need to know before you book.
Traveling in the Covid-19 Pandemic is filled with uncertainties. On this episode I share my experiences traveling to my Island of birth and what you'll need to know before booking your trip .
56 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
Racial Disparity in the United States : Chat with Legal Experts Harold Pryor Esq. and Nikeisha Pryor Esq.
On this episode my guests Florida Attorneys Harold Pryor and Nikeisha Pryor gives us the historical and legal context that helps us understand racial tensions in 2020. I have known Niki, as she is often affectionately called, since high school in our small town in Manchester, Jamaica . Personally she has been a role model and inspiration to me and so many of our high school peers. I was delighted to interview her and even happier that her husband was able to join the conversation and provide sound historically context as a fifth generation Floridian.On the episode, Niki provides a unique perspective on issues affecting to the black community as well as cultural differences in how Black Americans and Caribbeans Americans are perceived. She is currently the proud founder of Pryor Law Group and Cornerstone Florida Title & Abstract in Broward County Florida , where she focuses on commercial and residential real estate matters, as well as corporate transactions. Previously, Niki served as an Assistant State Attorney in Broward County. More information is available on her website at https://www.pryorlawgroup.com/Harold Pryor , in addition to serving as an Assistant State Attorney, has worked as an Associate Attorney in two prominent Florida Law firms. Harold now serves as In-house Counsel for a telecommunications company where he specializes in business litigation, FCC consumer related issues, employment law, and commercial transactions.On August 18, 2020 Harold will be on your ballot as he is running for Office as a State Attorney in Florida!!! His vision and commitment to justice reform is exciting to hear. Read his vision, volunteer and donate on his website at https://www.haroldpryor.com/We need resources to create the change we would like to see, so please lets help get Harold in Office!Caribbean people, if you can, VOTE! Every decision we make today will affect the lives of our family , friends, visiting relatives and our United States brothers and Sisters!HAROLD PRYOR DEMOCRAT FOR STATE ATTORNEY!
38 minutes | May 22, 2020
Dating a Jamaican Man : Experiences Shared by Women all over the Globe
In this episode we discuss the top Pros and Cons associated with dating Jamaican men. You may be surprised at some of the responses from women across the globe.
33 minutes | May 8, 2020
Dr. Michael Daley: A Jamaican Doctor in the US shares his Covid-19 experience
Jamaicans are everywhere! When I say everywhere I mean we literally dash way like salt! ( For my non-patois listeners this means we really are everywhere just like salt)Not only are we dispersed all over the world sprinkling scotch bonnet pepper in every corner; but we also play an integral role in key sectors of society. Healthcare is one such area where Caribbean people shine! According the the US Census Bureau 2015 report , Caribbean nationals make up 16% of all the foreign born healthcare workers. We are in the frontline of this pandemic!Dr. Michael Daley is a Jamaican Born Montegonian (Big up Compre!) who pursued a career in Medicine and now has a unique perspective working in the Emergency Care department of multiple Hospitals in the Chicago area. In this episode we dive into the current concerns, the impact on the Caribbean community and what to expect in terms of treatment and vaccine possibilities.
46 minutes | Mar 29, 2020
Trinidad Carnival at a Glance
In this episode we discuss the highlights of Trinidad carnival and most importantly, why it is a MUST go for Soca lovers and persons who are up for a good cultural immersion. This episode also highlights great resources that can be found on globalcarnivalist.com, concierge service /booking scams to be on the look out for with a few crazy stories sprinkled in. Whew!
42 minutes | Mar 20, 2020
Coping with the Social and Economic impact of Covid-19 (Corona Virus)
This episode examines the challenges the world is facing with an ever evolving Global Pandemic caused by Covid-19. This is a new space for many of us and as Caribbean natives there are aspects of our upbringing that can help us cope with this new normal.
42 minutes | Feb 1, 2020
Dating in your Thirties : Women's Survival Guide
This episode examines some of the dating challenges faced by many single women today. We talk survival tips on how to cope with social media pressures and society expectations. I share dating horror stories and how women I know have handled them real time.
30 minutes | Jan 17, 2020
Christmas Holidays in Jamaica; Is it worth the price tag?
Traveling anywhere in world during the Christmas holidays can be pricey to say the least! However if you are a Jamaican native traveling back home for the holidays is not only a hassle but in most cases the most expensive vacation of the year. Considering the fact that airline prices may even triple during this time; many Jamaicans do an annual evaluation of whether this trip is worth it or not.In this episode we explore the various factors and review of pricey activities that leaving most of us saying.."Maybe another Christmas I'll go; not this year."
34 minutes | Dec 27, 2019
How to start living your Best life in 2020 and beyond
In this episode I reflect on some of my personal life lessons on the year and decade. In addition I dive into some steps you can incorporate in your daily routine to maximize your potential and shine as the BEST YOU!
44 minutes | Dec 13, 2019
Life as a Jamaican in Australia with Ann Marie Meeks
Jamaican Born wife, mother and fitness expert Ann Marie Meeks joins Kulcha Shock with Charm family to discuss life in Down Under. Ann Marie describes cultural adaptation, interracial marriage and the impact of her upbringing in rural Jamaica on her life abroad.
33 minutes | Nov 29, 2019
Balancing Career and Motherhood Abroad with Dr. Tiphanie Ivey
My Guest Dr. Tiphanie Ivey is a Jamaica born scholar, wife and mother of 3 children who shares her experiences with living abroad and balancing the challenges of having a family away from her place of birth. Tiphanie provides helpful insight and tips that may help mothers in particular find a balance between personal , career aspirations and raising a family.
33 minutes | Nov 15, 2019
6 Questions we can avoid asking in 2020 and beyond
This episode describes common questions that we sometimes ask blindly without thinking of the impact on others. I have certainly asked these questions before only to find out how it triggered someone else as well as being on the receiving end of thoughtless questions. This may resonate with you or invoke serious thought prior to having these conversations.
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