PART TWO of this engaging interview with Kemy Joseph in the summer of 2020, by Jorah LaFleur.
Find out more about Kemy’s work and the workshops he offers at http://fearsadvantage.com.
Kemy Joseph, MS, EdS
As co-founder of F.E.A.R.S. Advantage™, Kemy trains people to Transcend Prejudice by flipping the script on their privilege to unite and serve others, regardless of their skin color, gender, upbringing or socioeconomic status.
Most people see Kemy’s bright smile, but wouldn’t imagine the hardships behind it. Being raised in Miami, FL as a first generation Haitian American, he lived in a single-parent household with nine siblings where poverty, violence and racial inequity traumatized him at an early age.
Growing up, he was socialized as a sexist, racist, homophobe, bigot, bully and criminal. As an adult he’s had the amazing privilege to re-socialize himself into a human being — a healthy, educated black man who respects women, celebrates diversity, and supports the equal rights of all people.
His journey represents the healing that’s possible when we use negative emotions for positive change and learn the skills we need to treat others better.
Kemy dreams of creating a world where we rise above segregation, hatred and violence to heal our past traumas and free ourselves from suffering. In service to that vision, he works with hundreds of leaders in business and education — in addition to many Nobel Peace Prize Winners — to inspire global social justice initiatives.