Kirjoittaja: Kati Budén / Marketing Communication Manager
Julkaisupäivä: 2022-09-28

Talks of imperfection - Ep.002 - Helena Gualinga


It’s Episode 002 when we learn about the essential concepts of segregation, inequality and extractivism. 

This time we are on a patio at Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal, on one gentle September Saturday. Helena Gualinga explores the heritage, history, culture, rights and the future of indigenous people of her home country Ecuador and reflects on her own memories, views and experiences on hugely crucial topics like biodiversity, exploitation and climate change.

Helena (b. 2002) is an Ecuadorian environmental and human rights activist from the Kichwa Sarayuku community in Pastaza, Ecuador. She is a spokesperson for the Sarayaku Indigenous community and her activism includes exposing the conflict between the local community and oil companies by carrying an empowering message among the youth in local schools across Ecuador, South America and beyond.

“Our communities are the ones that were most affected by colonization, now by segregation and inequalities and poverty and extractivism and climate change. How is now indigenous people responsibility to heal the rest of the world?” — Helena Gualinga

Talks of imperfection – Not your ordinary business podcast

Talks of imperfection is a new podcast series of intimately open diverse conversations where globally recognized leaders, founders, entrepreneurs and activists reveal their personal relationships with growth, collaboration, success and imperfection.

Season one features eight carefully curated guests coming from different backgrounds, cultures, languages and professions who all share the common goal of creating a more equal, more reasonable and increasingly sustainable future through their talent, network, vision and passion.

This is not your ordinary business podcast but a gentle platform for deeply meaningful conversations that redefines our views on doubt, failure and vulnerability and connects the blurring dots between smarter working habits and more balanced private life.

The show is in English only and hosted by Risto Kuulasmaa, an Amsterdam-based entrepreneur, wanna-be surfer and a life-long student of imperfection, and enabled by Edita Prima, the kindest Nordic tech company that orchestrates automated customer journeys to perfection.

“Life is perfect. How you relate to life creates all the imperfections. Nature is perfect and we are part of it, it is our minds that creates the separation. We create our subjective truths about perfection and imperfection and this is why talking about imperfections is so interesting.” — Risto Kuulasmaa

Season one of TOI is out. Listen now through your favorite streaming services.


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