EP 04 // Returning to Ghana and Building Brands with Healer, Writer, and Spiritual Warrior Araba Ofori-Acquah

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In today's episode from The Open Door Conversation Podcast, Akua gets the chance to talk with an incredible writer, healer, and entrepreneur living back home in Accra, Ghana. Araba Ofori-Acquah is committed to helping Africans, and Diasporans connect with wellness in order to find their own potential, magic, and power. Araba is currently writing a book focused on many different ways to be African and ways to use ancient African wellness. She also teaches yoga and meditation and works to promote local Black businesses in Ghana through one of her businesses called Buy Black Ghana.

During this episode, Akua and Araba talk about reconnecting with home not just physically but also in spiritual, emotional, and mental ways. Renewing your relationship with ancient African culture is not just going to visit or live in your ancestral home; there are many ways to connect and support the developing continent. Through the show, you will get a better understanding of where Araba came from, what her journey in Ghana has been so far, and her plans for the future. She will reveal major life lessons she has gained since living in Ghana and her challenges and triumphs in building a wellness business.

Highlights from the episode:

  • Recognizing and checking your privilege even if you are Black
  • African centered wellness
  • Ways to support the development of Africa
  • What to keep in mind if you want to move to Accra

Additional Resources:
Building Our Awareness Around our Perspectives, Prejudices and Privilege Cheatsheet

Connect with Araba Ofori-Acquah:
Instagram: @araba.oa
Buy Black Ghana Instagram: @buyblack.gh


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