We made a big mess earlier this week, and it was either we owned up to our mistakes or leave our relationship with my brother and his wife in ruins. It was a tough dilemma. How do you apologize after winning an argument?
It did not take us long before Cera and I trooped back to my brother's house to take responsibility for the messed up day. The occasion was made even more embarrassing by having to swallow our big servings of humble pie in front of their friend.
On this week's episode of ''The Interracial Podcast', we're revisit the times each of us had to take responsibility for a mess we'd created, and how to handle situations as a couple where each of you is on the right.
As Marshall Rosenberg says in 'Non-violent Communication', it is important to let your own needs be heard while also listening to the needs of others.
MATTHEW started his career as an accidental filmmaker. He wrote a “practice script,” hoping one day he could write one that he could sell or produce. That script became his first film, “Senses of Place,” which went on to win awards on the film festival circuit and was distributed by FilmBuff.
Matthew then moved to Hollywood where he eventually made nine feature films, eight documentaries, and worked with actors Carrie-Anne Moss, Zac Efron, Edi Gathegi, Melora Hardin and many more. He worked with producers Kevin Costner, Bill Borden – Academy Award winner Francis Ford Coppola and Oscar-nominated director Mike Johnson. He has even shared the screen with Josh Brolin, Neil Patrick Harris, Kane Hodder, Naveen Andrews, and many more.
Last year, he released the documentary film, “Hardball: The Girls of Summer.” Currently, he lives between California and East Africa, writing and developing new projects, while consulting on film and TV projects.
CERA graduated from UCLA with a degree in International Development and Entrepreneurship in 2018, after living in Los Angeles for eight years.
She grew up in rural Kenya and at the age of nine, she lost her childhood home to civil war. That forced her to move to a Nairobi ghetto, where she experienced a different kind of poverty.
This experience shaped her mission. She returned to Kenya to start Ecodunia, a social enterprise that makes a difference in the lives of the poor by creating work opportunities and educating girls from under-priviledged communities. Ecodunia is not only driven by profit, but with a mission to lift people out of generational poverty, while making beautiful, useful and sustainable products.