https://www.instagram.com/mswanawana/ (Wana) is, according to her profile, a http://wanawana.net/ (Journalist), Poet, Performer, Filmmaker, Curator of https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBTJuakGKZTdpVwiguFV4k0vKVhurlR6X (Culture Diaries) and yet, as you will soon hear for yourself, this is only but a fraction of the greatness of this one human being and all of the power she wields.
Wana’s origin story: (00:04:45)
Divorce isn’t a four letter word (00:05:53)
Wana as a book she wished her parents read before they had kids: (00:13:18)
Lessons from the black box (00:20:04)
Hangover: stitching together the fabric of 1999 (00:25:36)
Chronic fear of dependence (00:30:27)
Vulnerability: new level unlocked (00:34:09)
Oh, to be a self-sufficient island (00:36:27)
Tell yourself: you deserve to thrive and not just survive (00:42:25)
Do not demean who you had to be (00:44:13)
Sister Circle: The Convening (00:45:36)
Understanding interdependence, emotional intuitiveness and the role they play in healthy friendships (00:58:23)
D.J.P: DREAM actively, JOURNAL as a form of affirmation, PRACTICE living in your fantasy (01:03:12)
Expand your vision beyond the doldrums of life (01:08:00)
Clarity is important (01:19:21)
A tale of four words. It’s embarrassing. (01:22:06)
Books to read(01:25:41)
The Unsullied Book Club
https://twitter.com/MissWanaWana/ (Wana) recommends:
‘Braving the Wilderness’ by Brené Brown. Available on https://amzn.to/323zrQr (Amazon) and https://apple.co/3haa9Xo (Apple Books).
‘Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth’ by Warsan Shire. Available on https://amzn.to/349kAGY (Amazon) and https://apple.co/324AvDJ (Apple Books) (USA, Audiobook) or as part of https://apple.co/2E7Qj0q (Penguin’s collection).
Also available for your streaming pleasure are both of Wana’s current albums:
https://apple.co/2CD72rP (Transcendence) and
https://apple.co/2Q02kHK (In Memory of Forgetting)
Wana is https://thelagosreview.ng/wana-udobang-makes-list-of-residents-accepted-into-the-international-writing-programme-at-iowa/ (going to the overs). She thinks for three months, I say two years. Potato, potato.
Fahm, lets gather here for praise and worship plix. This episode very nearly didn’t happen oh. First of all, a pox on the internet service providers that threw all manner of spanners in the works. I completely lost Wana’s audio file because Smile were not smiling down on us that day ra-ra. I had to go through some weird hazing process to recover what I could. This unfortunately not only compromised Wana’s audio but also meant that of our nearly 3hr conversation that I was looking forward to only sharing some all the jewsziezt bits (and hoard the rest to myself, mwahahahahaha) we were left with less👏🏾than👏🏾an👏🏾hour of raw “useable” file, which after edit was....mahnnnn, as you are still here reading this, biko help me just branch by https://twitter.com/iAmTheFayFay/ (FayFay) of https://www.iamthefayfay.com/808xtra/ (808Xtra) abeg. She was under the weather and still managed to perform miracles on this one. She practically took razor blade, needle and irun-kiko thread to this and made patchwork quilt from the shreds I gave her. I hail 🙇🏾♀️
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