Episode 23 - The Culture of Community Parenting

Episode 23 - The Culture of Community Parenting

Growing up in Trinidad until the age of 18, Renee-Sylvestre Williams had a solid grounding and appreciation for family. She revelled in the company of her various “aunties,” her uncles, her cousins and her neighbours, who lived in her community and who would keep an eye out on her and the other kids – whether they liked it or not.

 

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Episode 16 - Women's Work and Other Myths

Episode 16 - Women's Work and Other Myths

Vicky Sanderson came of age in the 60's, admired strong female role models in the 70's and 80's, and became a Lifestyle, Home and Decor expert in the 90's and beyond. This was done all while raising four kids and making sure that each of them learned the importance of gender equality and activism.

Learning from her first role model - her own mother - Vicky learned that a woman's place was not just in the home, but wherever she wanted it to be, and that in spite of societal dictates of the time that relegated many women to narrow career possibilities, one could still make a difference in the world.

In this episode of the podcast, Vicky and Sam discuss these topics and more, including the rise of gender reveal parties, open concept design and smart home technology.

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