I am Lola Thomas , editor-in chief of the DiasporanOnline magazine. I am a Clinical Psychologist and I will head the Verandah Project. The project will produce mental Health articles and will be inviting panelist’s to take part in red Table format discussions, a Talk show and Podcasts that will deal with relevant social issues.
COVID19 gave many of us a time and a reason to reflect. In those reflections, this project was born—an idea whose time had come. What it needed was a group of people who would commit to a common goal. People willing to share their skills, their talents, and their precious time to make a difference.
The Editors, Senior Advisors, and Editorial staff of this magazine are those people. As are their families who made the same sacrifices. Highly skilled individuals in their fields, galvanized by a possibility that in doing this, we could make a difference.
What difference? If we could inspire one person to follow what seems an impossible dream, if we could inform one person about something that made their journey more accessible, if we could awaken a desire through experiential learning, give hope where there is little, if we could – we will begin to create a community!
The Diaspora(n) is a community-run website in a magazine format that will seek to Celebrate, Acknowledge, Commemorate, Educate, Inform, and Inspire.
I hope that the community will support the Editors in their quest to provide worthy editorial. It’s YOUR magazine, so please feel free to contribute and let us all know what you would like to see in the magazine.