Where is Home podcast takes you on the journey of exploring the meaning of home. We all have our own definitions of home, and try to understand how it shapes our identity. Join me on this opportunity to explore our roots, build our happy places, and bring out our truest selves. Let's start with this question: Where is home? **My memoir, "Where is Home?", is now available for preorder! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/where-is-home-by-mary-yuan/x/15596186#/**
Dr. Christine Ristaino is a professor at Emory University who teaches Italian, and advises multiple groups on campus that supports social justice. Dr. Ristaino shares her unique and personal connection with home, and I believe that she is the personification of home. She also explores the sense of home by weaving both her Italian and American identities. Dr. Ristaino believes that home lives within us, and there are numerous ways to establish a unique and personal definition of home.
Daisy Bugarin, a current student at the New York University Shanghai campus, shares with us her transformative journey to leave her family in Chicago to study in China. Bugarin made a wild decision to learn Mandarin the moment she landed in Shanghai. She now calls Shanghai home, though her family is back in Chicago. Bugarin's journey to build a sense of belonging in a completely different culture can inspire so many others who aspire to immerse themselves on the other side of the Pacific Ocean. Her dream to strengthen the relationships between the two cultures is also commendable because in her words, "I want to make others feel at home as well."
The Founder and CEO of Wonsulting, Jonathan Javier, shares with us his stories and insights into the power of home. Wonsulting is a career coaching platform that aims to turn underdogs into winners. We learn together about how to build a sense of belonging in the workplace, and what passion truly means in the process of building a sense of home and community. At the end, you can learn about how to support Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) initiatives so that we not only build a sense of belonging for ourselves, but also for everyone.
We explore the meaning of home together with Katalin Kapoor, a physical therapist based in New York who grew up in Hungary. Kapoor shares her challenges and strategies in building a new home in the U.S. while still trying to stay true to her Hungarian identity. At the end, you can learn from Kapoor about her definition of home, and the strategies necessary for one to build a home away from home.
Where is Home podcast takes you on the journey of exploring the meaning of home. We all have our own definitions of home, and try to understand how it shapes our identity. There's no place like home, and we yearn for a haven where we can anchor our hearts. The conversation about what home becomes especially important when more and more people are living away from where they were born, or moving around the world trying to find a sense of belonging. Join me on this opportunity to explore our roots, build our happy places, and bring out our truest selves. Let's start with this question: Where is home?