10: Faustina Agolley, TV host, actor, DJ, producer and writer
TV host, actor, DJ, producer and writer Faustina Agolley talks about growing up African-Chinese in Australia, the Black Lives Matter movement, racism and the media. She explains why she's serious pissed off about the Instagram black squares campaign and discusses how we can move forward as individuals and as a nation.
S1E11: Big Sister Hotline: Ep 11 Feat. FAUSTINA AGOLLEY
Clementine Ford's Big Sister Hotline
In this very special episode of the Big Sister Hotline, Clementine is joined by the TV host, DJ, actor, writer and all round excellent human, FAUSTINA AGOLLEY. What does it look like to form a connection with a parent years after they've passed away? How can the experience of coming out be a cause for celebration? What does loving someone in 'the right way' look like, and is it reason enough to stay in a relationship? And why must white people be more proactive in undoing the damage and structural existence of white supremacy? This is a wide ranging conversation that is both challenging and vital for those of us committed to the feminist project. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/clementineford-bigsisterhotline.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week we speak with Faustina Agolley about experiences of growing up in Australia. In the newly released anthology of short stories ‘Growing up African in Australia’ Faustina Agolley writes about exploring her cultural identity alongside the story of her father Samuel Agolley. We are introduced to her father through his tragic passing and it is with Faustina’s curiosity; the love her parents shared, and the connection to her Ghanaian family that she is guided in her understanding of what it means to be growing up African in Australia. Follow us at @browngirlpod or browngirlpod.com for more on Faustina's episode.
How do you find your identity? Faustina Agolley is a TV host, actor and DJ who has even worked for Oprah. But that’s only half her story. GOOD CHAT SHOW NOTES: https://matttinney.com JOIN THE GOOD CHATTERS FACEBOOK GROUP: https://facebook.com/groups/goodchatpodcast
In part 2 of ‘Hey Aunty! Where’re you from?’ we welcome incredible guest Faustina Agolley. Faustina is a much loved TV Host, Actor, Writer and DJ. She embodies excellence, vulnerability and pride in all of her identities, in a way that’s so warm and accessible that you can forget how subversive and political it is. Faustina and Shantel share a wonderful chat about identity, belonging and the experiences that shape who we know ourselves to be. Those conversations that you mull over for weeks? This is one of those, check it out...Photo by Marija Ivkovic
Faustina Agolley’s Twitter bio describes her as Magnet of Awesome. I love that so much! It must work, at least on some level, exhibit A being that Oprah Winfrey chose her to DJ prior to her “An Evening With Oprah” tour shows. She is positive, creative, confident and comfortable being herself; all traits you know Oprah would certainly be attracted by!My first memories of “Fuzzy” are of watching her host Video Hits. You may have also seen her on Cybershack, Channel [V], The Voice and so much more… She now splits her time between Australia, Los Angeles and London, basically living the dream!This joyful and meaningful chat covers a range of topics from underwater sea creatures and a blue guitar named Bruce, to the power of meditation and the challenges of sexuality. It’s been just over a year since Faustina came out as a gay woman and her reflections on this are wonderful. In conclusion, we attempt to answer the age-old question, “Can you have your cake and eat it, too?” and I’m still unsure if we solved it!My favourite line from this is “You’ve just got to remember the stuff that made your heart full when you were a kid”. Amen!Follow her Blog of Enthusiasm social media accounts @faustinathefuzz and share the “disco jellyfish rainbow love”.The Ever-growing Playlist of Joy below now has 42 songs!