Doni Aldine is a globally mobile Afro-Latina and first-generation North American who, by age 19, lived in seven cultures on five continents. She is passionate about creating community for cross-cultural populations. She has presented around the globe as a Keynote, at conferences, universities & in media as a lifestyle expert focused on entrepreneurship, marketing & cross-cultural identity. With this background, she developed university curricula for global culture identity.
Aldine uses her global, multi-cultural background, academic training, and career experience in media, management and business to position CULTURS as the first-ever digital-first print publication & product marketplace that addresses global and mobile cultural identities, with emphasis on hidden diversity.
Most recently, she consulted on culture for Warner Brothers Studios and Turner Network Television, with Wonder Woman Director Patty Jenkins, and worked with NBC/Universal to feature cross-cultural casts for “New Amsterdam,” and “Bluff City Law.”
Doni mentioned on this podcast that she would love the audience to contribute personal stories. TCKs, expats, global nomads, diplomatic kids, etc. are encouraged to contribute stories. Contribute here.
Culturs is home for a global audience of culturally mobile people. Their audience embodies hidden diversity rather than visual diversity and have spent their formative years in between cultures and in doing so, have adopted a separate culture altogether, uniquely their own. Culturs is looking for content which speaks to this group’s interests and experiences. Culturs focuses on lifestyle topics of interest to this population including entrepreneurship, travel, education and human connection.
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