Episode 137

Adulting as a Third Culture Kid with Adja Sakho Part 2


August 9th, 2022

41 mins 26 secs

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About this Episode

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
It's a new month, my favorite of the year, and we're kicking it off with a two part conversation that bloomed during the Dakar leg of my spring tour. Joining me for this conversation between kindred spirits is Senagalese-American, Adja Maymouna Sakho. She is an educator, advocate, leader, supporter and connector of people and ideas, who is passionate about serving others through education and social justice - particularly women and children. She has over 10 years experience in education, finance, DEIJ - and has had roles ranging from trainer, advisor, evaluator, board representative, director, committee chair and most important to her - agent of change in the lives of young women and girls. She is also an Africanist and believes that Africans must lead the charge to change the narrative and the current state of affairs of many African countries. She is building on this mission as the host of 221 Afrique, a podcast focused on telling stories of Africans returning home to the continent.

From our common experiences as children of West African immigrants to attending the same graduate school at New York University, this conversation offers great insights into the rich culture and lifestyle transitions that are possible in designing a global existence.

Where to find Adja?
On LinkedIn
On Instagram
On Facebook
On Twitter
On YouTube

What's Adja reading?
Finding Me by Viola Davis

What's Adja watching?
On Senegalese "Telenovelas"

Other topics of interest:
Yoff in Dakar
Upward Bound
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority
New York City Teaching Fellows
About Third Culture Kids
On the latest Senegalese Musicians
About Eid Al Adha