This podcast is a storytelling platform that highlights Brown folks doing amazing things in their corner of the world. Jes Thomas interviews inspirational guests who have had a journey filled with high and lows. We will step away from the highlight reels, and hear more personal stories that have grown them to be much more than they imagined they would become.
Ep# 4 Eliza Keyton (Elikutty) on Being Brown and Bold Podcast
54:35Eliza Keyton is an education professional who has worked across the US, UAE, South Korea, and Vietnam since 2009. She is fond of languages and culture, particularly after her father married her Serbian Stepmother and was introduced to the melting pot of Chicago on family holidays. After meeting her Malayalee husband in 2017, She began studying Malayalam and used her language training to make study materials to fill in the gap of accessible resources to learning this language. She currently works as a teacher trainer and educational consultant in Hanoi, Vietnam. In her free time, she advocates for mother tongue education and equality in the realm of English language teaching. Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/@Learn-Malayalam Instagram: www.instagram.com/eli.kutty Website: www.elikutty.com Newsletter Signup: Discord: www.discord.gg/learnmalayalam https://jessoulfood.wordpress.com/being-brown-bold-podcast/
Ep #3 Kevin Wilson on Being Brown and Bold Podcast
1:01:18Today I am chatting with Kevin Wilson. He is known as the CEO of chai, which is the beverage that launched him onto the social media celebrity scene. He currently works as the Digital/ Social Media Co-ordinator for Andrews University. As an ordained minister in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, "Chaplain Chai" is passionate about helping people think meaningfully about life so that they can live their lives meaningfully. He describes himself as a “Third-Culture-Kid” who grew up in Sri Lanka, Oman, and the United States. When he’s not creating content for his alma mater, he spends time nurturing a growing tribe of half a million chai-loving friends across TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, by using chai as a medium for storytelling. He also cohosts the "Faith and Chai Podcast" where he creates space for conversations at the intersection of South Asian culture, theology, and meaningful living. He is married to his best friend of 10 years and his fur-children Phoebe and Leo.
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Ep #2 Catherine Dayal on Being Brown and Bold
46:55Catherine is a social media influencer, digital content creator, and columnist based out of Mumbai and the US. After moving to India in 2016, what started out as a platform to share her migration from New Jersey to Mumbai has since garnered appreciation and love from all around the world. Her page centers around genuine and relatable videos showcasing food, style, lifestyle, and the everyday South Asian experience. This unique take on life on the other side of the pond has recently garnered her a 4-part column in Harper's Bazaar India called #girlonthemove, discussing her experience of life in India as an expat. When not making content or writing, you can find her perusing the aisles of fashion expos, eating delicious chaat, or attempting to work on her grammatically incorrect Hindi. Links: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=483tTfJpVcs&ab_channel=BennyDayal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catherinedayal/?hl=en Harper’s Baazar:https://www.harpersbazaar.in/authors/catherine-dayal
Anjai @ Beextravagant - Episode #1 BBB
43:28Today I am chatting with Anjali aka Beextravegant! She is a full-time content creator with close to a million followers across social media. She has a successful online cooking course focused on teaching people Indian and Vegan cooking. She is also a freelance content creator, specializing in short format videos She has over 500K subscribers to her YouTube channel, She loves sharing food and her culture with personal stories! She says, “People love to call me Dr. Butterfingers because I'm a clumsy gal!” Watch us on YouTube: Find out more about BBB & Anjali: Jes Soul Food (wordpress.com)
Why being bold matters
10:12BOLD: showing an ability to take risks; confident and courageous. Being Brown, I see the world through a different lens. As I encounter other brown friends, I find commonality. But in our differences, I find strength in hearing about the ways they have persevered by being bold. This podcast is a storytelling platform that highlights brown folks doing amazing things in their corner of the world.