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Let’s Be Honest is an honest, unapologetic and frank discussion lead by two friends; Rose and Mary and a variety of remarkable guests. Our goal is simple; change the way we think about AFRICA! One phenomenal conversation at a time on a bi-weekly podcast.

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Let’s Be Honest is an honest, unapologetic and frank discussion lead by two friends; Rose and Mary and a variety of remarkable guests. Our goal is simple; change the way we think about AFRICA! One phenomenal conversation at a time on a bi-weekly podcast.

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This is great content. I am learning a lot from the both of you!

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This is great content. I am learning a lot from the both of you!

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Rank #1: Episode 4 - Anita Awuor - Exploring Suicide and Depression in Women in Kenya

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This episode was hard for us. Listening back to the episode is even harder because we were naked figuratively not just with the audience, but with ourselves. We didn’t realize just how much damage our formative years of experience caused us. The rage and frustration and the ebb and flows of depression Rose experienced does have a genesis; one she was never aware of.

At times we tend to quickly dismiss the negative effects of our past on us, yes, we are resilient, we shake it off and move on with life. But there is a fragment of those experiences which steadily grows with us and leaves an imprint that may either make us better or be a constant impediment in our growth.

This is why it is essential for us to lead conscious lives. Knowing why you are angry all the time, or why one particular trait in people irritates you, or why you sabotage yourself; this puts you one step closer in the right direction to being whole again.

We can talk about depression and suicide as a mental illness, but it doesn’t operate in a vacuum. It is a series of events in our lives that leads us to this point. And what we need to do is consciously take a look back. And this is actually the hard part at times; admitting to yourself there is something wrong. And taking the step to take responsibility for what you have done and are doing and tracing it back to the source of the pain.

It is necessary to look at the source of the pain, address it and call it what it is and then free yourself of the bondage it causes. This podcast episode made Rose realize just how exhausted she was emotionally and psychologically. Exhaustion which made it hard to live and be motivated to do – anything!

Like you, Mary and Rose both realise we all have a lot of healing to do, we all do! We are products of our pasts with a lot of things from that past holding us back. It’s all about taking that first step and choosing to start the healing process. No matter how hard it may seem, the outcome will be a more fulfilled and rewarding life.

We hope this episode inspires and motivates you to be more deliberate in understanding yourself. And where the need is, to find the help you need to heal emotional, psychologically and mentally. We want to give a huge thank you to Anita Awuor for sharing her expertise as a clinical psychologist on this episode. 

Got something you would love us to discuss? Have some questions you would love us to answer? Hit us up on IG on @letsbehonestke!

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Jan 11 2020

1hr 14mins

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Rank #2: LET'S BE HONEST Bitesize - Episode Four - Swahili Culture

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From the melodic tunes and seductive dances to the delicious meals like biryani and pilau the Swahili people are known for, little is known about the origins of the Swahili people. The Swahili people are mostly known to live on the coastal parts of present-day Kenya and Tanzania.  But there is a richer history not understood or taught of these great people! 

The Swahili people are found along the Eastern Coast of Africa from present-day Mogadishu in the north and to the south in Sofala, Mozambique including the offshore islands along the East African coast and Comoros. They developed a unique culture which saw them participate in maritime trade, building a stratified urban society.

Enjoy another slice of Kenyan history Bitesize! 

If you would like to join us in the discussion please contacts us on @letsbehonestke on Instagram or email us on ask@letsbehonest.co.ke.

Image credit: https://kwekudee-tripdownmemorylane.blogspot.com/2013/07/swahili-waswahili-people-famous-and.html?m=1

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Apr 19 2020

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Rank #3: LET'S BE HONEST BITESIZE - Episode Three - The Nandi Resistance

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Between 1880 and 1935, Africa was to undergo a horrific experience which would profoundly change her future.

As late as 1880, only very limited areas of Africa had come under the direct rule of Europeans.

African rulers and lineage heads were in control of their independence and sovereignty; many fought to keep the Europeans away.

One such leader was Koitalel Arap Samoei.  In this episode, we share the exploits of this great legendary Orkoiyot; a spiritual and military leader of the Nandi people of Kenya, who led the longest resistance to British occupation in Kenya - The Nandi Resistance.

Enjoy another slice of Kenyan history Bitesize!

If you would like to join us in the discussion please contacts us on @letsbehonestke on Instagram or email us on ask@letsbehonest.co.ke.

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Apr 05 2020

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Rank #4: LET'S BE HONEST BITESIZE - Episode Two - Machakura

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Chakula - Swahili for food 

Chakura - Swahili for food with an ethnic inflexion causing a mispronunciation of the word 

Machakura - A colloquial reference ( mostly derogatory) of a mash-up of vegetables and meats fried and flooded with water into a dish common among the Kikuyu ethnicity in Kenya.

In the second episode of LET's BE HONEST Bitesize, Rose and Mary explore the history of ethnic  Kikuyu food and the origins of machakura - a meal born out of the adaptation of an oppressed Kikuyu population in colonial Kenya. Even as this meal is a butt end of jokes in Kenya, the origin of it is extremely sad. But it serves as a lesson of what was truly lost as a result of historical injustices, and the opportunities that exist to really tap into and revive the rich and healthy diet our ancestors consumed and made them whole. After all, you are, what you eat!

Enjoy another slice of Kenyan history Bitesize!

If you would like to join us in the discussion please contacts us on @letsbehonestke on Instagram or email us on ask@letsbehonest.co.ke.  


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Mar 15 2020

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Rank #5: LET'S BE HONEST Bitesize -Episode One - Luanda Magere

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As we take a break from our regular LET'S BE HONEST podcast series, we have something special for you. What we like to call LET'S BE HONEST Bitesize. The Bitesize series is an exploration of Kenyan history through folklore and documented history.

This first episode we explore the story of a renown warrior from the Luo community in Kenya, Luanda Magere. A man was known to be invincible and infallible and won many battles for his community. This all changed when his secret to victory was discovered. 

It's these stories that give us an extremely powerful insight into who we were as Kenyans way before colonial rule! Enjoy a slice of Kenyan history Bitesize.

If you would like to join us in the discussion please contacts us on @letsbehonestke on Instagram or email us on ask@letsbehonest.co.ke.

Photo credit : Antony Mwangi

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Mar 01 2020

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