Challenge Yourself Others The World
The Different Voice Initiative was founded by Ada Akpala. She is a writer, a podcaster, and a commentator on sociocultural issues.
“My objective is to challenge past and present narratives that the mass media uses to manipulate, mislead, and control specific demographic groups in society, but my vision also includes bringing people together, particularly in terms of thought. This does not mean we must agree on everything or even accept all ideas, because, let us face it, there are some bad ideas floating around. However, real and sincere mutual respect is necessary.
I have a passion for people. That is where my heart is: learning about people, understanding people, and experiencing life and existence through the eyes of others. The world is in a deep state of confusion and social fragmentation, despite the abundance of wonder, beauty, and adventure. We no longer see one another as individuals, but as avatars for specific causes and movements. It’s a pity.
Finally, I hope to demonstrate to people that they are masters of their own destiny, not prisoners of their past, and that regardless of the odds against them, they can cultivate a healthy mindset that leads to success, happiness, and personal peace.”