15. South Asian, Twice Removed
Bisexual genderqueer West Indian, Indo-Caribbean writer, spiritual channel and experimental art film creatrix, Nandani Bharrat, and life coach, TEDx speaker and reiki master, Shanita Liu, join TWD to discuss the violent migration of Indian citizens to the Caribbean after the abolition of slavery (by law and not by practice), their own identities as Guyanese-American, and how this forgotten segment of the diaspora needs support to confront generations of trauma by colonization.
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This conversation blew our minds and made us so cognizant of what the diaspora looks like...and how we may have gotten it wrong all these years. How did you feel? Were there points you had to sit with and consider?
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References and Resources
Books Mentioned On the Episode:
Coolie Women, Gaitutra Bahadur
Swinging Bridge, Ramabai Espinet
Books by Walter Rodney, a Guyanese writer