by Glory Edozien
The first webisode of Glory Edozien’s Inspire Series has been released. It explores the identity and the challenges of growing up different in Nigeria.
In the first edition of her show she interviews Yvonne Edozien, an albino asking her how she grew up knowing she’s different from everyone else? What support system she required? How she developed a sense of self without being limited by negative perceptions?
Watch the first part of the video below:
The Inspire Series is a lively, engaging and spirited talk show hosted by Glory Edozien. The show is aimed at encouraging women to ‘live, love pray and be inspired!’
It is divided into two segments – the first is the ‘one on one master class’ and the second is the panel discussion segment aptly named ‘women talk’.
Guests on the show feature a range of entrepreneurs, professionals, celebrities, and individuals from all works of life who are shaping their communities and living out their dreams.
Glory Edozien was previously the features editor for bellanaija.com (currently the editor at large) and has interviewed several celebrities and persons of note such as Isha Seesay of CNN International, Banky W, Tiwa Savage, Haffsat Abiola Costello to mention only a few. Her articles have been published in Bellanaija.com, Complete Fashion Magazine, Elan, Daily Times and Fab magazine.
She talks about her motivation in starting the series, “As my friends and I, danced away at my 30th birthday, in between the cutting of cake and the clinking of champagne glasses, I felt a niggling sense of loss. I kept asking myself: “what have I achieved?”, “what have I done with my life”? While to some, I may have been the poster child of things to do before you are thirty; highest educational qualification at age 28, great career, expense paid travel to present research at international conferences….I felt deeply unsatisfied with my life.
“As I thought about it, I realized it was because I had done everything everyone expected me to do, gone to school, found a job and was now waiting patiently for my husband to arrive on a unicorn and whisk me away into the land of happily ever after dotted with perfect children, a nice house and summer vacations abroad. While there is nothing wrong with any of that, I still figured with the billions of people on earth, and with people dying and being birthed every second there had to be more to life than the ticking of boxes. There had to be more to God’s plan for creating me.”
To find out more about the series visit www.inspiredbyglory.com