Anger is a natural part of our lives. Yet anger is perceived in different ways by different people. For instance, while it is allowable -even encouraged in boys and men as part of being stoic, women are not allowed to have a temper. Moreso, black women like myself in fear of fulfilling the stereotype of the angry black woman.
On this episode of The Interracial Couple Podcast, we discuss anger. How we have dealt with it at individual levels, and how anger can be expressed in a way that is healthy for both partners and the relationship.
Have you ever been in a relationship with someone who has anger issues? How did/ do you manage to not be damaged by their rage? How does it affect the course of your relationship?
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. Ecoduniais not only driven by profit, but with a mission to lift people out of generational poverty, while making beautiful, useful and sustainable products.
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.