Ep. 51 Using Your Business as a Tool for Social Justice with Chesline Pierre-Paul


Chesline Pierre Paul or Ches for short, is a digital media & language activist, digital activist-startupreneur, co-founder of the Decolonial Perspectives & Practices Hub, independent scholar & global thought leader on anti-coloniality.

She is fluent in 5 languages & taught herself her own native Indigenous language. I had an incredibly powerful conversation with Ches about healing inter-generational trauma, living outside of your ego, using your business as a tool for social justice, language-based liberation, and that period between code-switching or switching from one language to the next.

I’m referring to the time that you all of a sudden are very aware of speaking a different language and needing a bit of extra time to gather your thoughts and say what’s on your mind. That is called code-switching and it’s one of the struggles many multilingual speakers deal with every day.

Tune into the show to hear my chat with Ches!

In Today’s Episode We Discuss:

Parents political refugees
Asylum seekers in the home
How her life growing up shaped her view of the world
Working with Amnesty international
Healing inter-generational trauma
Living outside of your ego
Being a digital media and language activist
Instrumentalizing media
Using your business as a tool for social justice
Language based liberation
Using language to deconstruct own identity
Owning the languages that you choose
Period of transitioning during code-switching
How to use a mindset shift to speak each of your languages eloquently

Thank You to Our Accented World Sponsors:

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Chesline’s Book Recommendations:

Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo: https://amzn.to/3uGuQRr

Redefining Realness: My Path To Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock: https://amzn.to/34L3fmJ

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