Season 1

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Cultivating Roots Confidence

Cultivating Roots Confidence

Writer, activist and creative entrepreneur Nick Makoha sits with us at the Yams & Yuca table to share his passion for food and poetry. We explore what it takes to cultivate confidence especially during challenging times.

Experiencing Full Circle Moments

Experiencing Full Circle Moments

Heather shares her story of experiencing full circle moments in her life, and how they have contributed to her being able to continue the art of storytelling through her artistic and creative work.

Building Visible Legacies

Building Visible Legacies

Pawlet Brookes, Founder, CEO and Artistic Director of Serendipity is an experienced and highly respected senior manager and producer. She is at the forefront of developing Black arts in the UK.

Nurturing the Next Generation

Nurturing the Next Generation

This week we learn about the nurturing experiences that inspired Kamara to invest in young Black dancers and provide them with opportunities to train, perform and achieve their dreams.

The Power of Representation

The Power of Representation

The wildly published and award winning Australian writer of Afro-Caribbean descent, Maxine Beneba Clarke, joins us at the table. We talk about the power of representation through her characters, and its importance in her work.

The Importance of Being Seen

The Importance of Being Seen

Tahlia Gray shares her incredible journey that spans across the globe. She discusses why she feels it's so important to be seen, and how she created her international hosiery brand, Sheer Chemistry - empowering women to feel confident in their own skin.

Honouring the Voices of Our Ancestors

Honouring the Voices of Our Ancestors

Textile and performance artist, Enam Gbewonyo, embodies and honours her heritage through her artistry. She along with Heather and Kamara explore what it means to connect with and celebrate our ancestors.

Thriving Under Pressure

Thriving Under Pressure

Precious Adams joins us this week at our virtual table. She is one of the few world class black ballerinas in the world, and is currently a professional artist with the English National Ballet.

Finding Your Own Path

Finding Your Own Path

International film director, Baff Akoto, speaks about how he carved his own unique path via London, Accra, and beyond. We learn about how his choices shaped his life, leading to an award-winning career.

Surviving A New Normal

Surviving A New Normal

Heather and Kamara sit down with international performer, choreographer and teacher Alesandra Seutin to discuss surviving through challenging times and how it impacts their careers as creatives.

Rooted in Authenticity

Rooted in Authenticity

This week, co-hosts Heather and Kamara chat with Mercy Nabirye, an accomplished consultant and leader in African Diaspora Arts. We discuss Mercy’s life and career, and learn how authenticity features throughout.

Giving Back with Passion

Giving Back with Passion

The multi-talented dance artist and Principal Dancer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, joins us at our virtual table. We learn why giving back is so important to him and how he incorporates it into his life and career.