Joëlle Dussek (pronouns: Lï pronounced 'Lee' in Haitian Kreyol, All the pronouns in any colonizer language) is a hybrid of many ancestral markers, geographical locations, skills, and careers. Being both Haitian & African American ascendant person who hails from two illustrious cities, New York and New Orleans. Joëlle’s working background has been in entertainment for over 20 years, and is accredited on multiple award-winning shows like Food Network's “Chopped” and 2017 #1 iTunes podcast “Empire on Blood”. In 2018 Joëlle took a pivot from media to understand psychology - receiving a Masters's degree from the California Institute of Integral Studies in 2021 in Somatic psychology - lï figured out how to sit in the medium of Media and Psyche, once again flexing lï’s hybrid nature. Currently, Joëlle is the programs manager for the Black Emotional & Mental Health Collective otherwise known as BEAM. Enjoying leading the organization's logistics in training & programs nationwide. While being a Jack & Jill of many trades and a Master of many - Joëlle enjoys being a casual force of nature in the background helping ALL African folks throughout the diaspora synthesizing our wisdoms via artistry, media, psychology, regenerative wealth, and health. On today's episode, Zella and Joëlle talk about her experience as a media producer for the Food Network and her Haitian and African American heritage.
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