I Am African by Verastic

I Am African by Verastic

Latest Episodes

How One Mom Is Raising Two Children On The Autism Spectrum ft. Lola Dada-Olley
May 24, 2021

The world is still learning about autism. And I, Vera Ezimora, know even less about autism. My first "real" experience with autism was when I got my first professional job after I graduated college. It was as a Service Coordinator, and I walked

EP 28: How To Save Money Even When You Think You Don't Have It ft. Ronke Odewumi
May 10, 2021

This pandemic needs to just go away. Am I right? Or am I right? A lot of things have changed permanently, thanks to the pandemic. For example, remote work, when possible, will probably always be the norm. Another thing is money: how much of it we wake, ho

EP 27: IVF and Male Factor Infertility ft. Nonsi Martins
May 03, 2021

Infertility is one of the many taboo conversations in the African community. In the Christian African community, it's even worse. For starters, the bible says that there will be barrenness in the land, so both preachers and the congregation they&apos

EP 26: Why I Had A Divorce Party ft Dr. Ikea Bello
April 26, 2021

Recently, a Nigerian woman, Dr Ikea Bello, went viral for doing what we (Nigerians/Africans) would consider the unimaginable. Not only did she file for divorce, but she also dared to celebrate it --- and she did it publicly. On social media. With...

EP 25: Dating As A Divorced Dad ft. Goziem
November 30, 2020

My people! I am here to prove to you that divorced dads who are dating do exist! It took me so long to find a divorced dad willing to speak to me about his dating life. But then Goziem happened. He was introduced to me by a mutual friend, Eloka, and the..

EP 24: On Being An African Atheist ft. Ruth Marimo
November 23, 2020

Conversations are important, especially with people who are different from you. As a Christian girl, it was important for me to have this conversation with Ruth Marimo, an African Atheist - because at the end of the day, no matter who we serve (or don't..

EP 23: I'm Divorced. Now What? ft. Sade Curry
November 02, 2020

Divorce is like an onion; it has so many layers that need to be peeled, one after another. First, there's the layer where you realize you need to get divorced, and there are all the emotions that come with it. Then there's the layer where you go

EP 22: How To Be Confident AF ft. Msendoo
October 19, 2020

I used to not wear shorts. Wait, let's rewind. When I was younger, maybe between 12 and 17 or something like that, I loved my legs, and I remember how it started. I had heard my mom in a conversation with her friend who kept complimenting my legs, s

EP 21: Why Africans Don't Have The Black Perspective ft. Dr. Uju Anya
October 12, 2020

This is one of the first topics I wrote down when I was dreaming about starting my podcast: why Africans don't have the African American perspective. From the moment I finally began to understand my African privilege and the struggles of my African-A

EP 20: What About Sex During Divorce? FT. Berry Dakara
October 05, 2020

Before I filed for divorce - in fact, before I even walked away from my marriage - I had never given a moment's thought to sex (or lack of it) during a divorce. I also did not know that the legal laws for sexing while divorcing varied from State to S