Share to Inspire
Fieny Ogon & Stephanie Okoroafor
Cultivating a community to inspire people one story at time
Jan 4 2021
Welcome to Share to Inspire
This is an introduction to the podcast and your host. Wishing you a Happy New Year!
Apr 2 2021
Season 1 - The Ending with a Spice
Our Inspirations we are so sad to announce our final episode for the season and equally excited as we look back with you on the season so far. We share some secrets about the next season and also our upcoming giveaway!!! You have been a great support to us and you deserve it inspirations. We love you and happy Good Friday and Happy Easter Hope you have a great long weekend. Be sure to check us out on all platforms through our website and leave us a review.Don’t miss us too much! Chop kiss!
Mar 28 2021
Sunday Banter with Fieny & Steph! cue the Special Annoucement
Dear Inspirations we have missed chit chatting with you. On this episode we start by acknowledging the tragedy that took place over a week ago in the USA...it was a hate crime targeted at the Asian Community. We are sending all our love to the Asian community and all our listeners of Asian decent. In pop culture this past week...it seem the theme has been cheating and lying. We discuss all the juicy news from Saweetie and Quavo to Dr. Derrick and his wife...cue the eye roll. Also be sure to give it a full listen because not only is there a PIDGIN WORD OF THE WEEK, we also have a special announcement for you and we can't wait till you hear it. Be sure to check us out on all platforms through our website and leave us a review. We hope you go into your week feeling empowered. Happy Palm Sunday! Enjoy!
Mar 25 2021
Purple Day #PurpleDayMarch26th
In today's episode we discuss Purple Day which is epilepsy awareness day in North America and we are joined by Cassidy Meghan - Founder of Purple Day & Angela Asemota - Purple Day Ambassador & Founder of Angie Epilepsy Foundation in Nigeria. Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness. Last year, people in more than 85 countries on all continents participated in Purple Day! Canada is the only country in the world who officially recognizes March 26th as Purple Day through the Purple Day Act implemented on June 28, 2012. The purple day act was started by Cassidy Meghan at the age of 8. In the first part of this episode Cassidy explains her personal experience with epilepsy and the joy of having people celebrate purple day around the world and the importance of spreading mass awareness for epilepsy. In the second part of this episode, we are joined by Angela Asemota - Purple Day Ambassador & Founder of Angie Epilepsy Foundation in Nigeria. Angela started the Angie Epilepsy Foundation in Nigeria after her son got diagnosed with epilepsy. Angela decided to chase her vision to set up this foundation on the 16th day of September, 2010 and so far, she has visited different religious houses, e.g. mosques, catholic and non-Catholic churches, creating the awareness that epilepsy is not contagious and that stigmatization is a crime. However her message goes beyond the churches and the mosques, it goes to where there is a media house because she wants the world to know that Epilepsy is a disease of the Brain which is highly misunderstood and stigmatized. Most of those affected by epilepsy live in developing countries like Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Liberia. You can find out ways to raise awareness on purple day here and you can find out more and donate to Angie Epilepsy Foundation in Nigeria: here. There are so many ways to donate and spread awareness... some have been listed here by the Canadian Epilepsy Alliance. Don't forget to share this episode with friends to raise awareness as well. Thank you inspirations!!! To be featured on our weekly shoutout, be sure to check us out on all platforms listed on our website. We will also be sharing video content from today's episode on our Instagram IGTV and Happy Purple Day! We hope you go into the weekend feeling inspired after listening to this!
Mar 18 2021
It's all About the Smiles for Miranda Pike
It's Thursday, which means a new episode & a special guest!!! In today's episode, Steph & Fieny sit down with Miranda Pike to talk all about her company "Little Princess Parties" located in Halifax, NS. Miranda shares with us how it started out in 2011 as a hobby to make garments for herself and how quickly that grew into Little Princess Parties in 2013. Miranda talks about her grandma being the one that lighted up her passion for sewing!She shares with us the importance of her business in today's and how it can impact the daily lives of not just the kids but their parents and elders too. She lets us in on the journey so far, the process behind picking someone to play a particular character and how important it is to her that she picks the right person to portray a character and what she has learnt while building this company with the help of her loved ones. She enjoys working for her company because it's all about the smiles she gets to put on everyone's face. She also shares with us some of her future plans for her company, her company covers Events, Birthday Parties, Charity works & More. With the Easter holiday fast approaching, we feel it is only right to let you know that Miranda currently has an Easter Package special on her website, please check it out and support her business on Facebook and on Instagram #womeninbusiness To be featured on our weekly shoutout, be sure to check us out on all platforms listed on our website. We will also be sharing video content from today's episode on our Instagram IGTV and Happy St. Patrick's Day one more time. We hope you go into the weekend feeling inspired after listening to this!
Mar 14 2021
Sunday Banter - The Royal Madness
Welcome back to another banter episode with Fieny and Steph.We first start by honoring the life of Breonna Taylor who passed away in Louisville, Kentucky on March 13th 2020 due to police brutality. We will continue to be part of the movement to seek justice for the families affected by police brutality. #BlackLivesMatter #SayTheirNamesWe discuss pop culture and the hot topic of the week- the exposure of the monarchy. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's much-anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey aired last week monday and the world was shook and so were we. The couple spoke to Oprah about racism, mental health, the media and other members of the Royal Family. We share our thoughts and feelings on the interview with you, it's a lot. Finally on a lighter note, we discuss the upcoming holiday, St. Patrick's Day, it is definitely going to be a fun day here in Nova Scotia and we hope to catch up with you on thursday. Please continue to celebrate the women around you this month and every other month and continue to let them know how important they are to you. Speak up for things that aren't right and don't let anyone silence you!If you are a new or returning listener, thank you for tuning in. If you or someone you know is considering suicide, know you’re not alone and help is out there. Here is a resource guide that includes hotlines, online forums, and other methods of support.Be sure to check us out on all platforms through our website and leave us a review. We hope you go into your week feeling empowered. Enjoy!
Mar 8 2021
International Women Day #ChoosetoChallenge
Happy International Women's Day!The theme for this year is #choosetochallenge. 'A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change so lets #Choosetochallenge. In today's episode, Steph & Fieny decided to dedicate this episode to the International women's day being celebrated in the world today. We talk about the importance of celebrating women and how important we are to the world. We talk about some important facts that are currently affecting women in today's world that still needs to be changed. Please celebrate the women around you and let them know how important they are to you today. Speak up for things that aren't right and don't let anyone silence you!if you are a new or returning listener, thank you for tuning in.Be sure to check us out on all platforms through our website. Enjoy!
Mar 4 2021
Spring is Coming!
Happy New Month Inspirations!It's exciting for us to be going into our third month with you, we want to start by saying THANK YOU FOR 500 DOWNLOADS!!! keep getting inspired and be sure to share and inspire others. Again, thank you for the support. In today's episode, Fieny and Steph reflect with you on the year so far and we discuss the new month and what we have planned for you this month. Spring is only a couple weeks away, what are your plans for spring? Let us know in the comments. We decided to share some important news on the podcast with you #youhearditherefirst and if you are a new or returning listener, thank you for tuning in. Be sure to check us out on all platforms through our website. Enjoy!
Feb 25 2021
From a White Collar Job to Chasing her Passion with Mrs. Funmi of Michnat Fashion
As we know Black History Month is every month, but in today's episode we are excited to wrap up Black History Month with another wonderful guest Mrs Funmi. Ms Funmi is the Creative Director of MichNat Fashion House based in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. The desire to fully pursue her passion in fashion was largely influenced by the need to fulfil her dreams and purpose in life and fill the existing gap for the demand for Afro-designs mixed with western flair within the city/Province. We discuss the importance of passion mixed with tenaciousness in life and the story she's writing so far for her future. Her fashion brand- MichNat Fashion House designs trendy, versatile and vibrant fashion with a touch of Afro-flair for all special occasions. Customized and tailored to make you feel unique and confident! Be sure to check out her website , on facebook and her instagram for some shopping. #supportblackownedbusinesses #womeninbusiness To be featured on our weekly shoutout, be sure to check us out on all platforms listed on our website. We will also be sharing video content from today's episode on our Instagram IGTV and Happy Black History Month. We hope you go into the weekend feeling inspired after listening to this!
Feb 21 2021
Sunday Banter with Fieny and Steph
On today's episode, Fieny & Steph discuss the Australia grand slam opening and congratulate's Naomi Osaka on wining the grand slam. They give recognition to the G.O.A.T. Serena Williams for all she's done for women of colour in tennis and in general sports. They talk about the importance of the Mind and how positive mindset/ thinking can help us achieve a positive life. They remind us to bring out time for self care as we enter this new week. Listen to the end because the girls ended this episode by roasting themselves. ENJOY!!
Feb 14 2021
Self Love is the Best Love
On today's exciting episode with Steph & Fieny, we talk about LOVE !!! Happy Lunar New Year and Happy Valentines Day or if you will Galentines day In today’s episode we discuss what it means to practice self-love and what it means to apply it in our friendships or romantic relationship. We also discuss the idea of “Black Love” and what’s portrayed in the media. We introduce the pidgin word for the week as well, yes we got you! We are both excited to see our podcast family (Inspirations) grow and expand into a larger community. Enjoy!
Feb 12 2021
A Successful Life is Subjective with Dr. Ogon
Welcome to another week on #sharetoinspirepodcast, we have arranged the second part of episode 8 with Dr. Ogon. In this second part we discuss what is success? and what it means to have and live a successful life and the subjectivity in that regard.Amongst other things we discuss the past year and events like the #BlackLivesMatter movement as well as the #EndSars movement that took place in Nigeria and what we will like to see change in the world in regards to that. Of course we also ask Dr. Ogon what's next for him in his career and his plans for the future. Dr. Ogon is eloquent in sharing his passion, dreams, advice, knowledge and wisdom with us and our listeners in this episode and we hope you enjoy it and get inspired!We will also be sharing video content from today's episode as well on our Instagram IGTV and be sure to check us out on all platforms listed on our website. Happy Black History Month and Happy Lunar New Year and we hope you go into the weekend feeling inspired after listening to this!
Feb 4 2021
'Do Not Conform' with Dr. Ogon
It is Black History Month! and we are super excited for the content we hope to share with our inspirations this month. We have decided to highlight black success stories in this month, and we are kicking it off with a very special guest. In today's episode we discuss with Fieny's dad- Dr. Ogon on what it means to not conform in a world where conformity is dominant. As a black man who grew up in Nigeria, West Africa in the 60s; it is no exaggeration to say he has lived a life worth sharing. Taking time out of his day all the way from Abuja FCT Nigeria, we are joined by Dr. Ogon via zoom as we dive into his story from childhood to growing up poor to his success story, as well as the reason for why he never gave up on his dreams. At the end Dr. Ogon shares some advise to the youths of today as well on how to not succumb to conformity and what it means to manifest the life you want. So much knowledge is shared in today's episode, that we decided to make it into a two part episode! We will also be sharing video content from today's episode as well on our Instagram IGTV and be sure to check us out on all platforms listed on our website. You can check out Dr. Ogon via his Facebook. Happy Black History Month and we hope you go into the weekend feeling inspired after listening to this!
Jan 31 2021
Sunday Banter - January highlights & looking forward to February
In this episode we discuss some highlights from the month of January and how excited we are for the new month. We give a shout out to one of our inspirations! We also play the concentration game in today's episode and discuss the content we plan to bring you in February. Enjoy! It's all banter!
Jan 28 2021
Goals for 2021
On today's exciting episode with Steph & Fieny, they both talk about their personal goals for 2021, they talk about making the year 2021 one for the books. They dive in-depth on their plans to grow Emotionally, Spiritually & Physically while developing into the best version of themselves. They also talk about their goals for the podcast and how excited & grateful they are to their listeners. They are both excited to see their podcast family (Inspirations) grow and expand into a larger community. Enjoy!
Jan 25 2021
In this episode we talk about the presence of women of colour in powerful positions. We discuss the impact women like Kamala Harris & Amanda Gorman are having on today’s generations of black women & women of colour.Things get spicy as we discuss the importance of educating ourselves when it comes to the issues surrounding colourism!We end this episode on a high note by thanking our listeners for 100 followers on Instagram! And we discuss what it means to not limit one’s self. Remember Inspirations ONLY YOU CAN LIMIT YOU!!! Don’t limit yourself!!! You have so much power in you!
Jan 21 2021
Be Your True Self with Advocates of Truth
Ever wondered what life would be like if you lived as your unapologetically true self while doing what you love? Well we find out the answer in todays episode with the duo of brothers Advocates of Truth.Born in the Congo and living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, brother duo Rajab Ally and Gallyna are Advocates of Truth, a multilingual duo; mixing the languages French, English, and Swahili in their songs to interact with audiences from around the world. Effortlessly they emerge HIP HOP, Dancehall, Afro-pop, and R&B vibes, creating an Afro-Fusion genre.In this episode we discuss their lifestyle and their music and what inspires their creative process. Their musical influences range from artist such as Sean Paul (Jamaica ), Khaligraph (Kenya), Lokua Kanza (Congo) and French-Canadian, Artist Corneille. We are also joined by a close friend- 'Gelila' who shares her experience working with them and knowing them. We discuss what it means to carry the name 'Advocates of Truth' and the impact they hope to have in the world with their music. We play a fun game with our guests and they share funny stories as well. To hear their music -have a listen to a their latest song, 'Come Closer' And be sure to check Advocates of Truth on social media platforms like Instagram | Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube Also be sure to check out our friend Gelila on Instagram and what she is doing with her project 'The True Face of Africa' on YouTube. If you enjoy our podcast.. don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode and follow us on social media! Hope you have a lovely weekend and talk soon!
Jan 17 2021
In this episode, we sit and discuss leaders, as well as the act of self discipline. We introduce a new game to our listeners and suggest more ways to engage with our content.It's all banter! Enjoy and Engage!
Jan 14 2021
WE don't always get what WE want
In this episode, we introduce your co host- Stephanie and we get to know her a little bit and I make a gross error with the geography of Nigeria. Please forgive me!Plus we introduce the pidgin phrase/word of the week, and we also discuss more of what the podcast would look like in the future. Enjoy!...
Jan 8 2021
Manifesting in 2021
In this first episode, I bring myself to the hot seat as your host and special guest to give you a little insight into who I am and why I am doing this podcast. We also learn the first pidgin english phrase for the podcast! and the act of manifesting in ones life. Enjoy!
Jan 4 2021
Welcome to Share to Inspire
This is an introduction to the podcast and your host. Wishing you a Happy New Year!