- Tim Wheaton
Ofosu of the Balance meditation app is my guest for Episode 85. Ofosu is also known in the music world as “Born I”, and you can find his music basically everywhere (Soundcloud, Spotify, Youtube). This is the 3rd of the “We’re Here, Alone Together” episodes; meaning we don’t really get into the whole fatherhood side of things. We recorded this episode on June 6, 2020, just 12 days after the murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis.
I have been very outspoken about how much meditation via the Balance app has helped me from the onset of the new world we live in due to Covid-19. I reached out to Ofosu some time ago, after I saw that he’s a Dad. I wanted to have him as part of the podcast to learn more about his own familial history and to, of course, thank him for his work with Balance. However, family history took a back seat when our country found itself in the middle of its own writing of history right now. With all of the protests and the surging battle for racial equality that we find ourselves in, I humbly asked Ofosu if he wouldn’t mind turning the focus of our conversation on that.
5 years ago, he wrote a song called “I Can’t Breathe” following the tragic deaths of Eric Garner, Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin and so many other unarmed Black men, women and children. Sadly, five years later, this song is still incredibly relevant.
So, this is that conversation that is filled with a mutual hope. A white man in Southern California talking with a Black man in Maryland.
A larger transcript from the episode is available on www.daddyunscripted.com
Make sure you check out the Balance app on your devices. They do a lot of live meditations on Mondays on their Instagram account, so you should add @BalanceApp on Instagram and Twitter.
Find Born I on Spotify, SoundCloud and Youtube. You can follow his music accounts on Instagram and Twitter as well by finding @bornimusic
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