On this episode of Intelligence Is Dope, we’re going to be having a conversation with Halimat Jinadu. We’ll discuss her upbringing in Nigeria, and how inclusiveness in America, even amongst Black people, has not been the easiest transition.
Don’t judge a story by the chapter you walked in on. Peace
Hi. I am Halimat. Sometimes I go by Halima, Hali, Hali-mmat. It just depends on the crowd. Lol. I grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and moved to the states in my early 20’s. I am very family oriented and the love for my family is truly what keeps me going. Even though it’s been a few years since I moved to the United States, the culture shock is still real. I feel like I learn something new everyday! Most times, I find myself comparing the reality of things, reactions and perceptions to the way things were when I was growing up. I also acknowledge that we all do that. As a result, I made it a priority to stay true to myself, to stay connected to reality, and my culture. I live in Austin, Texas. I’ve been here about seven years and I love Austin. Well, most times! I find moments and opportunities to learn and appreciate life. I also enjoy exploring cultural foods ( I am a foodie), sights and scenery.