Category Archives: Virtual Round-Table

Listen To This Year’s TableTalk


Uncaged Birds TableTalk 2011:

The Power In Telling Our Own Stories



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Wednesday’s Wisdom: A Voice Ignored

One of the guest panelists on the upcoming TableTalk is Precious Williams.

Precious is a UK-based author and journalist who had this to say about the power in telling our own stories:

“…Nothing could be more undermining than being silenced, having your voice ignored. There is immense power in being heard…”

Eager to find out more about Precious and her work? The following interview  is a wonderful introduction!

If you haven’t already registered to be part of this year’s virtual round table, click to find out more about the event or go directly here to register!


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New Feature 2: TableTalk 2011

You’re right: this isn’t really a “new” feature…

But I’m happy to announce the 2nd Uncaged Birds™ TableTalk.

Click on the link to find out more about this year’s topic, as well as the impressive women on the evening’s panel.

  • Please mark this date/time in your calendars!
  • Please pass the information on to any other sisters who you believe will also be interested in tuning in!

Our panel and I are looking forward to hearing your opinions, questions and comments on the evening, so don’t forget to register in order to receive the dial-in information you’ll need to be an active part of the event.

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Do you know the “Word of the Week”?

Ladies, this week’s Word of the Week is “revitalize“…

No, you haven’t missed anything… Today is just the day I want to revitalize Uncaged Birds™ by introducing some new features to the program!​

First, let me thank all of you for being supportive over the past 16 months! Your feedback and contributions have been wonderful, and that means a lot to me. ​

During my recent hiatus I thought a lot about your input and feedback, and listened to the direction my own intuition is leading. The result: An expanded selection of new and updated features for the program.

Now I feel confident about taking Uncaged Birds™ one step further. ​

The new and/or updated features to look for are ​

  • Regular blog features
    • Monday Musings – A Word of the Week to help you kick-start your week on a positive note!
    • Wednesday Wisdom: A weekly entry sharing insights and info relevant to personal development and the Afro-European community
  • Virtual Events
    • On the Radio:  A monthly online radio program featuring interviews with women from all across the Afro-European community who share their experience, dreams, challenges and strategies for successes! (Next date: 13 December 2011)
    • TableTalk: A twice yearly virtual round table where a panel of guests discuss issues pertaining to Afro-European women, also giving you an opportunity to share your thoughts with other women of African descent across Europe (Next date: 15 November 2011)
    • Webinar Series: “Eight Steps Back to Me” –  A series of 8  sessions focusing on personal and professional development issues from an Afro-European perspective (Kick-off: 16 February 2012)
  • Social Media
    • Twitter: I tweet about diversity, inclusion, working and living intercultural, etc. @360ofDiversity
  • Live Events
    • Local Meet-Ups (more info in 2012)
    • Workshops (more info in 2012)
    • Retreats (more info in 2012)

Check back in the days to come as I flesh out each program with more detail, as well as share all the details about next month’s TableTalk and introduce our panel of special guests!

I’m very excited about the promise the next 16 months hold, and look forward to sharing the journey with all of you!

(P.S.: Is there anything you’d like to add or do you think anything is missing? Please let me know in the comment section or via mail, so I can be sure to address it in my specific posts about these new features!)

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Releasing your “Beautiful Dreamer”

The summer is coming to an end. Most folks are back from their holidays, and people are back at work or in school. Or both. Still the feeling of summer lingers on in the few warmer golden days at the beginning of fall, and I’m intensely aware of the crisper smell in the air, as well as the changing of color that’s beginning all around me…

Soon I’ll be revving things back up. Details about the next TableTalk session, for example, as well as more frequent blogging/podcasting/videocasting.

Till then: Just a little reminder from me to us all to release that “Beautiful Dreamer” we have crouching inside our souls.

Let her out!

Follow her lead!

Dream. Plan. Do.

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Update: On the Radio

First of all, thanks to all of you who took the poll and left comments last week! I really appreciate your feedback.

Also my thanks to anyone who tuned in to my insightful interview with Minna Salami on Tuesday. It was chock-full of information and especially refreshing to compare different international perspective with someone who has experienced them all first-hand.

Unfortunately, the technical goddesses were not on our side that night. Minna and I had trouble connecting before the call, the sound quality was uninspiring and – to top it all off – I have had a problem retrieving the recording. That last point is especially frustrating, because I know many of you listen to the tapes as time and your own schedules allow.

To remedy that, however, I am currently negotiating with Minna for a return interview. It’ll soon be time for the 2nd annual TableTalk – the virtual series I initiated to launch this site/program – and I would love to have Minna on board to expand on our dialogue on “The Other ‘F-Word'”.


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Update: TableTalk 2010

Jovelyn Richards was a caller on our 1st TableTalk.  She dialled in to tell us about her dream of going to Budapest, and asked for tips and insights to help her on her way.

Her goal: To write and create a performance piece while she was there.

Less than six months later, Jovelyn is in Budapest – a country she has never visited before, where she knew no one, and with a language she was totally unfamiliar with – and  her performance piece, “A Storyteller’s Tongue“, will premier at the Merlin Jazz Room later this month!

What an inspirational story!

Jovelyn was kind enough to write:

The beauty and self love that I embraced, listening to your show and your guests, was instrumental in my heading to Bp.”

I wish Jovelyn much success for her upcoming premier!

If any of you are in Budapest (or know anyone who is), I’m sure this would be a very worthwhile way to spend an evening.

If you can’t make it to the show, look forward to Jovelyn as a guest on “On the Radio” in the very near future. She has agreed to share the story of her journey and her show with us.

Once again: Congratulations, Jovelyn!

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