Episode 18 – Struggling with Stereotype, Cultural Trauma & Mental Health as a Jamaican Creative with David Yarde

In this episode I am talking to David Yarde, a multitalented Jamaican born digital creator who lets us in on his secret struggles with being a Jamaican living in the diaspora, working in non-traditional spaces with all the attendant stereotypes all the while battling depression and trying to overcome childhood trauma.

It was an unexpected foray into the mind of an introverted creative who has to navigate awkward and sometimes unfriendly space —especially when those unfriendly spaces are in the home.

I also opened up about my struggles with mental health, how it affects my work and developing healthy coping mechanisms,

You can find David online on Instagram & Twitter and visit his website here to see all the work he is doing, make sure to check out his blog whole you’re there.

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I am a blogger and podcaster, using my platforms to tell the story of Jamaicans in the tech and digital space.
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