EP #51: Samanta Krishnapillai – Sparking Social Change As Founder & Executive Director of “On Canada Project”

Samanta Krishnapillai is helping to drive social change as the Founder, Executive Director and Editor-In-Chief of On Canada Project (@oncanadaproject).

She joins Ara on this week’s episode of #TheTamilCreator to discuss taking a break to work on her mental health, her goal of driving social change through conversation with On Canada Project, code-switching, ending silos so we can “stop letting sh*t divide us,” being followed by Ryan Reynolds (@vancityreynolds) on Twitter, how silence is violence as it pertains to critical issues, and much more.

Follow Samanta:
– Instagram (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sam-krish/)

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00:19 – Ara introduces this week’s guest, Samanta Krishnapillai
01:39 – Samanta speaks on struggling to understand her culture/heritage growing up
07:28 – The On Canada Project; the name, why is started and what it is
15:07 – Her future plans for the On Canada Project; intentions and purpose
17:27 – On Canada Project team and funding strategy
24:48 – The importance of keeping low overhead costs in order to take risks
26:54 – Getting verified on Instagram
28:18 – Being a hardcore planner but taking life one day at a time
29:45 – Where Samanta sees herself and the On Canada Project in the coming years
35:39 – Racism being “subtle” in Canada, people being neutral and afraid to take a stance
43:55 – Was Samanta questioned or criticized by her support system while striving towards her goals/
46:07 – The personal legacy she wants to be remembered for by friends and family
49:12 – What she would tell her 16-year-old self
50:20 – Creator Confessions
55:44 – The Wrap Up

Intro Music

Produced And Mixed By:
– The Tamil Creator
– Yanchan

Written By:
– Aravinthan Ehamparam
– Yanchan Rajmohan