I admire people who make no apologies for who they are and what their core values represent.
These people, in my opinion, are the ones who are vulnerable enough to sing their own song to their own tune yet have the patience and empathy to stop, look and listen to what the world has to say.
Mo'Lanee Sibyl and I got connected via a mutual acquaintance over WhatsApp. From the very start, there was a special sense of connection and mutual respect that went beyond the texts and quips and bubbly quirks that made her stand out.
For me at least - there was more to it.
Over the course of our many conversations, I got to meet and engage with a person who, from humble, challenging and yet defining beginnings set a course from her native Nigeria to continuing her Higher Education in the US that would align with her sense of commitment, resilience, and growth.
As an accomplished scholar, she holds a PhD as an Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma Health & Sciences Center(OUHSC), with work focusing primarily in the Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) area.
As an avid reader, she lists books among her most prized possessions. Something else we are both very much in accordance with.
As a lover of languages, she peeked my curiosity as, in preparation for this interview, I got curious and tried my luck at a few words in her native Yoruba as well as her adopted second-language, Korean.
As a fellow podcaster, Mo is the host of the wonderful "More Sibyl Podcast", where she and a wonderful gallery of culture nomads get to exchange on a variety of issues related to third culture.
This was a treat of an exchange. As the opportunity to sit and listen to a person which such sensibility and truth is a true privilege.
You can also contact Mo directly via email : firstname.lastname@example.org