Interesting People from Africa…..Jane

Interesting people from Africa
The interesting people from Africa series brings you talented Africans from across the globe in their various roles as professionals and business people.

Meet Jane Odartey: “a Ghanaian-American (a Krobo girl!), a writer, an abstract art photographer owner and creative behind Mawusi”

Discover much more about this incredibly talented and interesting young lady in the ReAfrica magazine

How would you describe yourself to our readers

In celebration of self, i.e. individuality

How did you come to the decision to become a business owner?

Mawusi chose me. I needed to do it because it made me excited about the days.

What would you say to a younger person today about life?

Own your life, learn about yourself, accept yourself, know what you want, and go after it. But be flexible.

How does being an African affect your sense of self-identity

It is my foundation and I build on it. I am lucky to have had a strong sense of self because I grew up in a country, Ghana, which I knew to be my home. I belonged in the sense that it was my heritage.

What is your definition of success?

Being able to afford a comfortable life doing what I love daily.

If you were to start over in life, what is the first thing you would change?

Nothing.

What is the place where you are happiest?

Inside my head.

What would you say to your younger self?

You are doing alright.

Tell us something quirky, funny, cool about you?

I dance when I am sad and I laugh at myself when I become conscious that I am crying.

How you are building your community

By giving support and respecting others. By treating people as emotional beings and learning to see things through the perspectives of others, not just mine.