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40. “Ancestors unKnown” with Dana Saxon


 

Episode 40:


Dana is the Founder of Ancestors unKnown, an education social enterprise that provides schools, nonprofit organizations, corporations, and other institutions with curriculum and workshops related to identity, family history research, and other untold histories. After spending nearly 10 years in the education nonprofit sector in the U.S., Dana moved from New York City to the Netherlands in 2011, where she earned a Master’s in Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. Her studies focused on the significance of family history research among people who descend from survivors of slavery, which revealed both shared and divergent experiences among Black people throughout the African diaspora. Since then, she’s all about introducing new audiences to some of the world’s untold histories and the power of genealogy research. While launching the business and trying by all means to live her best life, Dana has traveled plenty and lived in several cities, including Amsterdam, Paramaribo (Suriname), The Hague, and Bristol (UK), where she’s currently based.

Connect with Dana

http://ancestors-unknown.org

https://www.linkedin.com/in/danasaxon

https://www.instagram.com/blackgirlgone

https://www.instagram.com/ancestorsunknown

https://twitter.com/AncestorsUnknwn






In This Episode We Cover:

  • Earning a Master's Degree in Sociology in The Netherlands

  • Being Black in the Netherlands

  • Creating Community in The Netherlands

  • Living in Suriname

  • Living in Brixton

  • Exploring Medicinal Alternatives in The Netherlands

  • Launching a Business Abroad

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Christine Job-Creator & Host

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Christine Job
Christine Job

Originally from Atlanta, Christine Job is an award-winning podcaster and Business Strategist. She is currently based in Spain.

As a business strategist, Christine helps Black women and WOC to leverage their expertise & talents into viable & sustainable businesses, businesses that make her clients professionally fulfilled and financially abundant while pursuing thriving lives abroad.

Want to be a guest on the show? I'm so glad that you resonate with “Flourish In The Foreign” and that you'd like to share your story! Please fill out the this form and if I think it will be a good fit, I'll be in touch shortly to set-up a chat.

Originally from Atlanta, Christine Job is an award-winning podcaster and Business Strategist. She is currently based in Spain.

As a business strategist, Christine helps Black women and WOC to leverage their expertise & talents into viable & sustainable businesses, businesses that make her clients professionally fulfilled and financially abundant while pursuing thriving lives abroad.

Want to be a guest on the show? I'm so glad that you resonate with “Flourish In The Foreign” and that you'd like to share your story! Please fill out the this form and if I think it will be a good fit, I'll be in touch shortly to set-up a chat.