Episode 126: Fiona Compton on Leaving Your Mark

Oct 13th

Today’s guest is Fiona Compton a Historian, Filmmaker and Visual Artist. Fiona is also the Founder of the incredibly popular Instagram Page, Know Your Caribbean, a platform dedicated to the enrichment of the history and culture of the Caribbean. Fiona is also a podcast host and you can hear her on the *(Relate)able Podcast, a safe space for Black People. She recently launched the Know Your Caribbean podcast for people that wanted to dive deeper into some of the stories and histories she shares on Instagram.

In today’s interview, Fiona and I talk about the desire to leave your mark in the creative industries, we talk about owning the title of Historian and reframing history without the white gaze. We also talk about some of the financial and emotional barriers and obstacles that come with sharing Black and Caribbean history. 

Let’s get into it!

Something that really sat with me after this interview was the importance of finding and confidently owning your voice. I really loved what Fiona had to say about reframing the sources and looking at what was being described and reimagining that without a white or Christian lens. Powerful stuff. I highly recommend you check out @KnowYourCaribbean on Instagram. It is a wealth of knowledge but also joy, colour and light. And do check out the podcast which has the most beautiful production behind it.

I hope this half an hour has made you think, reflect and contemplate what your next step should be. If you enjoyed this episode please do share it with your friends or on social media.

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That’s a wrap, thank you so much for listening.