In this episode (037), I speak to Writer and Filmmaker, Mezan Ayoka, about relationship expectations, as we discuss how some of her relationship ideals were formed, what has actually played out in her life, and also her experiences with online dating. Are you expecting from relationships too much, too little, or just the right amount? Take a listen and see if it changes your perspective.
Her feature-length screenplay ‘Bluefields’ was a semifinalist in the Screencraft Screenwriters Residency Program (2017) and was a winner of the ReelJamaica Film Lab Pitch competition. She produced Mango Wars (2017), a short film awarded funding under the JAFTA Propella! initiative. Mango Wars has screened at multiple festivals and recently won the viewers choice award at GATFFEST (2019). She founded a peer review screenwriting group where fellow screenwriters in Kingston, Jamaica can study the craft and critique/analyze pages from each other’s in-progress screenplays. She offers script notes and coverage to scripts in the development and pre-production phases.
A Calabash International Literary Fund Fellow, her poetry has been published in The Caribbean Writer, POUI, Susumba’s Book Bag, Firestick, The Jamaica Observer’s Bookends and On The Dark Path: An Anthology of Fairy Tale Poetry. Her poem Under the House was the recipient of the 2018 David Hugh Literary Prize. In her free time, she can be found watching the latest superhero flick, reading (preferably on the beach) and when the moon is full she reads her poetry (out loud).
What is Talk Truth with Mario Evon?
Medical Doctor, TV Host and Reggae-Soul Singer/Songwriter, Mario Evon, takes you on a uniquely Jamaican journey through a non-conservative, honest space created to allow his truth, and the truth of others to set them free to grow, laugh, learn and prosper.
From relationships, inspiration, sex and sexuality, to the ins and outs of entrepreneurship; In this space, we speak candidly about almost anything, with the intention to inspire, educate and entertain (‘Inspir-Edu-Tainment’), and create a fair and balanced space where your truth shall become your power. This is TALK TRUTH.