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She joins Ara on this week’s episode of #TheTamilCreator to discuss taking a break to work on her mental health, her goal of driving social change through conversation with On Canada Project, code-switching, ending silos so we can “stop letting sh*t divide us,” being followed by Ryan Reynolds on Twitter, how silence is violence as it pertains to critical issues, and much more.
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00:19 - Ara introduces this week’s guest, Samanta Krishnapillai
01:39 - Samanta speaks on struggling to understand her culture/heritage growing up
07:28 - The On Canada Project; the name, why is started and what it is
15:07 - Her future plans for the On Canada Project; intentions and purpose
17:27 - On Canada Project team and funding strategy
24:48 - The importance of keeping low overhead costs in order to take risks
26:54 - Getting verified on Instagram
28:18 - Being a hardcore planner but taking life one day at a time
29:45 - Where Samanta sees herself and the On Canada Project in the coming years
35:39 - Racism being “subtle” in Canada, people being neutral and afraid to take a stance
43:55 - Was Samanta questioned or criticized by her support system while striving towards her goals/
46:07 - The personal legacy she wants to be remembered for by friends and family
49:12 - What she would tell her 16-year-old self
50:20 - Creator Confessions
55:44 - The Wrap Up
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