Our guest on this episode is Chisomo Sakala, a customer service specialist at a leading call center in Kuala Lumpur and founder/content creator at A Younger Voice. She talks about being a Black woman and an expat; the good, the bad, and the not-so-nice of living in Malaysia; and more.

Stuff we talked about

1.05 – Who is Chisomo

2.23 – A Younger Voice – a platform that focuses on discussing difficult questions and subjects that are often considered the norm. Join the discussion every Sunday on Instagram Live here

6.17 – The good, the bad, and the ugly of the Malaysia culture—the food culture, the cost of living, catering to Malaysians

10.10 – Is the increased attention around racial diversity a trend? How will it affect Black specialists/employees, and expats?

15.14 – Challenges being a Black expat in Malaysia

19.54 – The added challenge of being Black and a woman

23.36 – How being away from home has taught more patience and endurance, dealing with people from different backgrounds and cultures

26.30 – Being a Black expat and single mom during a pandemic. The last year was a “pandemic of blessings.”

34.40 – What students and Other expats should know about and before they choose to come to Malaysia or continue their careers here


Follow A Younger Voice on Instagram and catch/join live episodes of the discussions every Sunday at 9.00 PM Malaysian Time. The discussions are open and lively and always welcome new and distinctive thoughts and ideas.

This episode of the Other Expats podcast was produced by Chukwudi Barrah. The intro soundtrack is by Big Mean Sound Machine edited by Small Room Productions. Subscribe to the Other Expats podcast on Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, Spotify, OvercastPocket Casts, and Anchor, and sign up for our monthly newsletters otherexpats.com/subscribe. You can also connect with us and let us know how you feel on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn, or send us an email via hello @ otherexpats.com.

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