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
Quotes From This Episode
Journaling Prompts— Expand the Conversation
- Who makes you feel safe?
- How can you show up for people who support you?
- How has nomadic life affected your sense of community?
- 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
NYT article— Meg thee Stallion: Why I Speak up for Black Women
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)