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Return to Source is a podcast about culture and creativity, healing and heritage. In it, I interview creatives, entrepreneurs and healers from the continent and the Diaspora. They share how their heritage has influenced their work and their spirituality, and give us an insight into how they create impact. Check out the latest episodes below.

Returnees, purpose and moving with the system w/ Michelle Konadu | S1E11 Return to Source

In this episode, I speak to Michelle Konadu, the founder of Villa Diaspora – a community and provider of stress-free accomodation for people looking to move to Ghana. This conversation is filled with tips for anyone looking to move from the West to Ghana, or really any other Global South location. We discuss: The importance of community in both Michelle's Ghanaian heritage and Diasporan upbringing  Why she moved back to Ghana Michelle’s spiritual journey and dream experiences Aligning with purpose through starting her business  What is bringing so many Diasporans to Ghana? Some of the tensions that exist between Ghanaians and 'returnees' Michelle’s passion for sharing the things that connect us  The legacy that Michelle wants to leave behind If you like what you hear, please subscribe, rate, review & share! 🌟 Want to connect with Michelle or Villa Diaspora? You can find them on Instagram @aj.konadu and @villa.diaspora or email Want to connect with me? Check out my website, connect with me on Instagram or TikTok @araba.oa, or meditate with me on Insight Timer. You can also join my mailing list for monthly musings about all things wellness. To support the show, you can donate here: If you’re a business dedicated to culture, wellness or empowering people of colour and you’d like to sponsor, get in touch at Podcast theme song created by musician and spoken word artiste Menaye 🎶 Find her on YouTube and Instagram. If you’d like to be a guest on the show, please complete this short form: This episode was recorded at Musical Lunatics studio in Accra.
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  2. Community, leadership and the true story of Africa w/ Caleb Mensa-Bonsu | S1E10
  3. Christianity, theatre & the drama of life in Ghana w/ Jessica Hagan | S1E9
  4. Embodiment, spiritual mandem and becoming your own best friend | S1E8
  5. Activism, matriarchy and a history of Queerness in Ghana w/ Alex Kofi Donkor | S1E7