In the third and final instalment of 'Hey Aunty, should I still be code switching?' Shantel sits down with Namila Benson.
Namila is a veteran broadcaster, producer and presenter in addition to being a fierce champion for fem and POC talent, passing the mic as often as rocking it. She is also a loving mother and a proud PNG woman. She shared her experience of the pressure on her kids to code switch, the struggle to be allowed to express her anger and workplaces that want to both commodify and control her blackness. A very real and very timely chat. Take a listen and let us know if you can relate!
Photo by Nick Harrison