Paris Reimagined

Monique Wells on Unearthing Black History in Paris

October 19, 2020 Mariam Aliabadi Season 1 Episode 2
Paris Reimagined
Monique Wells on Unearthing Black History in Paris
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Paris Reimagined
Monique Wells on Unearthing Black History in Paris
Oct 19, 2020 Season 1 Episode 2
Mariam Aliabadi

This week  I had the pleasure of talking to Dr. Monique Y. Wells about her work literally unearthing African-American history in Paris. 

Monique is a visionary, changemaker, and steward of legacy. She is a native of Houston, Texas, and a 28-year resident of Paris. With a background in veterinary pathology and toxicology, her work today ranges from being a writer, speaker, and mentor to working as a travel professional. In all her work, she harnesses the power of education to change lives.  

This week was a little different as we had to record remotely, but I hope you enjoy the conversation, and learn as much as I did.

We spoke about why African-Americans are treated differently in France than at home in the US, the power of making this invisible history known, and why the idea of a colour-blind France is a dangerous myth.

Visit her website to find out more about her inspiring work https://www.entreetoblackparis.com/entree-to-black-
Paris, and follow on Instagram at @entreetoblackparis.

For news and updates on the show, follow @paris_reimagined.

Show Notes

This week  I had the pleasure of talking to Dr. Monique Y. Wells about her work literally unearthing African-American history in Paris. 

Monique is a visionary, changemaker, and steward of legacy. She is a native of Houston, Texas, and a 28-year resident of Paris. With a background in veterinary pathology and toxicology, her work today ranges from being a writer, speaker, and mentor to working as a travel professional. In all her work, she harnesses the power of education to change lives.  

This week was a little different as we had to record remotely, but I hope you enjoy the conversation, and learn as much as I did.

We spoke about why African-Americans are treated differently in France than at home in the US, the power of making this invisible history known, and why the idea of a colour-blind France is a dangerous myth.

Visit her website to find out more about her inspiring work https://www.entreetoblackparis.com/entree-to-black-
Paris, and follow on Instagram at @entreetoblackparis.

For news and updates on the show, follow @paris_reimagined.