How can immigrants, or children of immigrants, resist the colonial tendency to homogenise their identities into quantifiable and qualifiable categories? What power does repoliticising languages having histories of linguistic and cultural genocide hold for communities working to preserve the sacrality of their ancestral tongue within a dominant culture which centers Eurowestern language ideologies?
Today we reunite with Chesline Pierre-Paul to continue on the conversation from the previous episode on decolonising our relationship with money as a means to build multidirectional wealth, specifically focusing on the liberatory practices of repoliticising language and identity. In this intricately layered episode, Ches beautifully walks us through their journey of reclamation and rematriation of their Haitian identity as a child of political refugees. By embedding their life experiences, Ches guides us through the anti-colonial practices of retranslation and decentering western language ideologies as we mindfully honour the stories, cultures and identities of our ancestors who pre-dated the dominant languages in concern.
Ches is a multi-award-winning DEI expert and global thought leader. Their mission is to help the most disenfranchised humans on Earth go from generational debt and poverty to multi-generational wealth and healing. They run © Chesline Inc., the most innovative and transformational DEI consulting firm and digital global edtech company in the world, and they use low-cost online education to help Queer, BIPOC, Gen Z, and Millennial college and university dropouts live amazing 6-figure lives and careers without ever going back to school. Ches shows them how to thrive, not survive, in a White man's world without selling out, giving up, or settling.
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