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Race, Health & Happiness

Author: Dr. Onye Nnorom

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Navigating professional life as a "racialized" person can be exhausting. Join Dr. O, a Public Health Physician Specialist in Toronto, as she interviews guests who are overcoming the obstacles of overt and institutionalized racism to achieve their professional goals while creating healthy and fulfilling lives. If you'd like to learn about thriving in the face of adversity while staying well, this is the podcast for you.
6 Episodes
Dr. O speaks with Director X, internationally acclaimed film and music video director, about the night he got shot, how he wants to use brain science to address gun violence, and why he is not getting support from his friends in the hip-hop community.Shownotes -
Dr. O speaks with researcher and community leader Akwatu Khenti, PhD about how he uses the power of optimism, rooted in his African and Trinidadian heritage, to overcome adversity in his life. Dr. Khenti also talks about the real causes of gun violence in Black communities, including systemic racism and systems of oppression.Show Notes -
"Dr. O speaks with professor and Black community advocate Dr. Roberta K. Timothy, about how her connection with her African ancestry helps her to survive and overcome Anti-Black Racism and stay mentally healthy.  Dr. Timothy also talks about the impacts of racism on growing minds, the importance of community support and therapy, and why she needs to be surrounded by her people to feel invigorated."Shownotes -
Dr. O speaks with Celina Caesar-Chavannes, mental health advocate and former member of  Canadian parliament, about her journey to find her place at the professional table, the importance of “showing up” for herself and her community, and how she learned to tap into the strength of her Inner Child.ShowNotes -
Dr. O speaks with lawyer, author and inclusion specialist Ritu Bhasin, about finding your authentic self, growing up caught between cultures — and how staying healthy can be a revolutionary act.Please see additional Show Notes.(
Dr. O and Dr. Karl Kabasele discuss the origins of the podcast.Please see additional Show Notes.(
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