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FananHailu Fanan Hailu

A multi-faceted writer & creative. An ex Londoner now navigating expat life in Toronto. Producer and co-host of podcast "Chapter 6ix Podcast" sharing and documenting black expat life through the lens of 2 Black British professionals.


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Growing Up In Britain, Here’s How American Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant Impacted Me

If you’re interested in sharing your opinion on any cultural, political or personal topic, create an account here and check out our how-to post to learn more.____Over the weekend, I was mid podcast recording when I found out the news about Kobe Bryant. My eyes instantly filled with tears and I felt the unbearable nausea I always get when somebody unexpectedly...

How A Major Life Transition Inspired Me To Start A Podcast With My Four Friends

This piece was submitted from a member of our enthusiastic community of readers. If you’re interested in sharing your opinion on any cultural, political or personal topic, create an account here and check out our how-to post to learn more.Why are you moving? A question I’ve answered dozens of times in the last few months. To every person, I would smile...

The Complexity And Confusion My Dual Identity Often Carries As An Eritrean In Britain

I write this post in a coffee shop cocooned in the heart of London. I do not feel British enough. I'm not exactly sure what it is that is missing, but I know that I'm always on the search for it. My interchanging identity is that of my Eritrean heritage, but to them, I speak with a diluted accented and I'm not well versed enough with traditions and rituals. I am "deki...