We’ve released our 75th show today celebrating International Women’s Day. Hear us reflect on why our own stories matter, how storytelling might be ‘balanced for better’ and celebrate some of the shows we have loved in the past year.
In our first episode of The Change Making Women Book Club, Ziada and Mary Ann have been reading Mighty Be Our Powers by Leymah Gbowee, the Liberian Peace Activist whose leadership helped bring an end to Liberia’s second civil war.
They introduce the Book Club talk about what they learnt from reading this story about a woman creating change in a time of war. They talk about how her honesty shows through and about the parts of her story that inspired and challenged them.
Each month we will be doing a show about a book written by a woman who has created change and talk about her story and why it inspires, motivates or challenges us. We will also be inviting listeners to get involved with this.
Read the Book: Mighty Be Our Powers – How Sisterhood, Prayer and Sex Changed a Nation at War
Website: Leymah Gbowee Peace Foundation
This week on the podcast we talk about the online conference Mary Ann has initiated ‘Healing Solidarity: Re-Imagining International Development‘. Ziada also quizzes her about the evolution of her work as well as what she got up to in over her summer holiday!
This week on the podcast we talk about the women who inspire us personally. We share the characters and moments that inspire us most and why we choose to draw inspiration from a whole range of different women, including the women we are lucky enough to interview on the podcast!
We also share about something new coming soon on the podcast which we are calling The Change Making Women Book Club. Each month we will be doing a show about a book written by a woman who has created change and talk about her story and why it inspires, motivates or challenges us. We will also be inviting listeners to get involved with this.
Listen to this episode to find out more & follow us on Instagram where we will be sharing what our first book is going to be soon!