This episode is released during the Week for Truth and Reconciliation. We honour the First Peoples of Turtle Island and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We commit ourselves to education, awareness, and action.
Journey with us as we explore our place in the world, unpacking current issues and gifts in discussion with Grace Estrada—Grace's life, beautifully expressed in her work and studies between Medicine and Community Development, explores the gift of awareness and the journey to inclusion, while highlighting hope through challenging times and the voice and engagement of community as critical paths to inclusion. Grace is guided in part by a passion for sustainable development, diversity, equity and inclusion, anti-oppression initiatives, and social justice.
Grace Estrada is an atypical learner, returning to studies for a new degree as an international student in Community Development. Grace has had a complex journey, including many facets of self-discovery. Her studies in Medicine and experience in community-health outreach led Grace to discover a passion for community engagement and a desire to bridge inequalities faced by those who have been most marginalized. Choosing to be a mature student and to return to school in another country, as she continues this journey, has opened many pathways for Grace and she is excited to share these with us. She feels that sharing these steps may help others to find their own calling, and to develop new pathways, especially those who are atypical students or who may return to study later in life.
Original Music by iain asio. Lead Artist, Album Art: Rebecca Seaby. Lead Artist, Logo: Xuanqiao ‘Flora’ Wang