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The Maverick Show with Matt Bowles

Aug 20, 2019

Agnes Nyamwange shares her experience growing up in an Indian-majority neighborhood in her home country of Kenya, going to college in Kampala, Uganda, and then moving to the U.S. where she completed her Master’s Degree and worked in the healthcare industry for a decade. She opens up about how she struggled through 16-hour workdays, racism, being an undocumented immigrant, and ultimately falling into a depression where she couldn’t get out of bed. She explains how her depression, and the subsequent negative effects of anti-anxiety medications, prompted pivotal self-reflection and life changes that led her to start traveling. Agnes then explains the challenges of being a full-time digital nomad on a Kenyan passport, and shares her experience getting detained at the Miami Airport, held for 36 hours in deplorable conditions, and deported to Brazil. From there, with $300 in her bank account, she explains how she moved to Bolivia and starting to rebuild her life-support-training business with a location independent infrastructure so she could run it from anywhere in the world. Matt and Agnes then recount their experience traveling through West Africa together for 3 months through Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Senegal. They reflect on everything from the amazing music and nightlife to the corruption and military shakedowns they encountered to the history of the West African slave trade. FULL SHOW NOTES AVAILABLE AT