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with host Noami Grevemberg and co-host Anais Monique

The Pilot

Nomads at the Intersections podcast has arrived! On the Pilot episode of NATI, we get to know our hosts, Noami and Anaïs, as they discuss their respective introductions into the nomadic life, how finding community on the road fulfilled a vital need while unearthing some familiar anxieties, and introduce the concept of intentional inclusivity - and why it needs to be top of mind for everyone looking to build and maintain sustainable, diverse and equitable communities.

Find the episode below, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you stream podcasts.

Nomads at the Intersections

This heavy year has brought hosts Noami Grevemberg and Anaïs Monique incredible growth, with insightful breakthroughs, profound solidarity and an expanding BIPOC nomadic community. This year has also brought us to tears with violence, microaggressions and burn-out.

In our pilot episode, Noami and Anaïs sit down and get real with each other like never before. Noami, a former coastal biologist, and Anaïs, a former flight attendant, explore how nomadism has affected their sense of community.

Throwing it all the way back to Q3 of 2019, they compare notes on how the founding of Diversify Vanlife literally shifted culture and visibility for BIPOC on the road. How the Uprising of 2020 exposed our roles in the Revolution as well as the holes in our self-care routines. They also speak on what it means to travel slowly in a Eurocentric country where capitalistic values are the measure of success.

In this proper introduction, get to know our hosts as they weave through key moments in their journeys: what it looked like to take major risks as Black women and what led them to embracing nomadic life and ultimately, to hosting Nomads at the Intersections podcast.

Find the full episode transcript here: The Pilot Transcript


Podcast @nomadsattheintersections
Community @diversify.vanlife
Host @irietoaurora
Co-host @anaismoniq

Quotes From This Episode

Journaling Prompts— Expand the Conversation

  1. Who makes you feel safe?
  2. How can you show up for people who support you?
  3. How has nomadic life affected your sense of community?
  4. Who are you now versus January 2020?

Join us on Mondays following the Air Date for Live Journaling with one of our NATI Hosts on Instagram Live @nomadsattheintersectionspod

🎵 NATI Vibes S1E1 Soundtrack 🎵 

Points of Interest 

YouTube— Evelyn From the Internets: How A Panic Attack Inspired “Call-in Black”

NYT article— Meg thee Stallion: Why I Speak up for Black Women

YouTube— Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Election 2020

Mentioned in Passing

“Black people were born on the water” en route to what would become known as the USA. 
Podcast— 1619 Project

Noami references “The Uprising” 
Podcast— Small Doses: Uprising, a Forum

“I was pissed!” How Noami turned her rage into @diversify.vanlife 
Book— Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper 

“When Ferguson happened, I was in Atlanta…”
Blog— The Black Millennials, Occupying Ferguson (pt 1)

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Nomads at the Intersections is hosted by Noami Grevemberg with co-host Anaïs Monique.
A Ravel Media production. 
Creative Direction by Busted Slate Media
Audio assist by Dustin Grevemberg

Music by Smart Monkey Music
Podcast cover artwork designed by Karen Ceballos.

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