My name is Jessica Opoku-Amoah and I am Canadian girl settling on indegenious land. I am of Ghanaian descent in particular form the Ashanti heritage. As a youth, I have created spaces for discussions on peer pressure, sex education and organized days of celebrating the work done by black women in the community. I had transitioned into radio broadcasting where I created content documenting gender based violence, women’s rights, promoting entrepreneurship in marginalized communities and highlighting resourceful information.
I have been to several workshops educating herself on working within an anti-oppression context, such as: consent, sensitivity, peer support, crisis intervention, Tran’s awareness, de-escalation and non-violent communication, and conflict resolution. Through these continuing education opportunities I am confident to work within a gender equality and women’s rights framework.
Not only am I a champion for feminist movements, I am businesswomen. I am a lifestyle travel specialist and blogger for Virtual Nomads, a travel brand. I have a strong passion for encouraging people to see the world whether across the pond or across the street. The reason being is that travelling has helped shift my life for the better, introducing me to a world where opportunities are endless.
The goal of this blog is to create a space for myself where I share my personal and professional development journey to the world. Apparently, I’ve been told I am motivational, so why not spread my ambitious and optimist nature to all of y’all. Hope you enjoy!