Incredible, and incredibly busy woman Mamobo Ogoro joined Emma and Ann for this end-of-year episode! This conversation, recorded on the day of the Winter Solstice, takes in Christmas and Solstice traditions and rituals around turning over a new leaf.
Christmas can be a tricky time for many – going back to the family home, seeing old friends and family members we may not always see eye-to-eye with. The trio discuss the value of empathetic conversation in place of arguments, and Mamobo delivered some vital, helpful tips on how we can benefit more from these conversations – and how to keep our cool when it’s all going arseways.
In her own words, she is “on a personal mission to unify the world!”
Mamobo is a Nigerian-Irish social psychologist and social entrepreneur. Fueled by both her personal experience and her academic background in prejudice, racism and dual cultural identity, Mamobo is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Limerick. She is the first Sanctuary PhD Fellow at the University of Limerick.
In 2021 Mamobo was named Activist of the Year at the inaugural Black & Irish Awards. She is a board member at the Limetree Theatre & Belltable Arts Centre in Limerick City where she gets to channel some of her passion for the arts.
Ogoro is the also the founder of social enterprise Gorm Media, whose mission it is to curate common ground through innovative digital media that captures the stories, nuances, and experiences of those in our community.
Find Gorm Media online at https://www.gormmedia.com/
Follow Mamobo on Twitter at @Mamobo96
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