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Our Story & Team


Our Mission is to Inspire Everyone to Want to Tell Their Story.

 

'Be reborn alone each month like the moon,
Or leave behind offshoots to carry on your legacy, just like the banana tree'


- Madagascan Folktale

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Our Story & Team


Our Mission is to Inspire Everyone to Want to Tell Their Story.

 

'Be reborn alone each month like the moon,
Or leave behind offshoots to carry on your legacy, just like the banana tree'


- Madagascan Folktale

 
After finishing her studies at the University of Toronto, Felicia worked as a Health Researcher with communities in North America, Ethiopia, and the Caribbean. During her travels and interactions with communities as diverse as one can imagine, she observed how life stories connected people in ways that no other device could. She remembers thinking: "If we understood each other's experiences and appreciated the complexities of our heritage, then couldn't we all get along a little better?"
 
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When she eventually came around to capturing her own grandmother’s story, she saw how it brought pride and togetherness to her family.

She submitted the short film she created - Popo’s Journey - to local film festivals and it did well, inspiring her to set up, along with her Co-Conspirator Zaake, a company that families, individuals, communities, and companies could reach out to whenever they felt ready to capture and share their legacies in beautiful and unique ways.

This would be done through film or through print.

But, as trained Researchers, they knew they needed to do it right - fundamentals needed to guide the way they served each project:

1. Dig deep – the finer the details, the deeper the emotions unearthed, the greater the riches.
2. Stories only ever come to life once placed within the wider context of the time. 3. Content had to be matched with an elegant and deserving design.

This all started six(!) years ago and we have since had the pleasure of working on stories from around the world, connecting an incredible number of people and generations. Today, Plantain comprises of researchers, writers, and designers that dedicate themselves to getting to the core of what your story means to you, and what it should mean to everyone else.
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Plantain is currently collaborating with My China Roots. You can read up on them on the BBC website or in this Financial Times document.  

 

 

Watch our TEDx talk!

We got to share what we believe in, and how we can help create a more compassionate  world!

New York Hakka Conference

Sharing some of the tips we've learned as a speaker at the 2017 New York Hakka Conference

Bocas Lit Fest

Speaking as a panelist about the relevance of family history to wider society at the number one Literary Festival in the Caribbean.


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At Plantain we have helped families, individuals, and businesses all over the world record their stories. We are always on the lookout for creative, analytical, passionate, and driven people to help us produce and promote our work. If that is you, then get in touch with us at letstalk@plantain.me!