News Update

by Susan Osiche

in Nairobi, Kenya

🐣 A TIDBIT FROM THE SHOW πŸ“

β€˜β€™You are the only one who didn’t judge me’’
– Renella Mendoza

πŸš€ Join us for the Premiere of our Animated Trailer! πŸ’¨

This year, we were part of BRIC ARTS MEDIA’s Remote Podcast Intensive. Join us on Thursday, August 4 @ 6:30pm (EDT) for the free online premiere of our brand-new animated trailer for The Great Tit is a Bird, with story supervision by me, 3D animation and engineering by Ar Ducao, visual media by Brian Li, story and audio edits by Paula Hung-Palmer, and facial data translation by Joseph Beer. We are excited to share this work with you 🦚

🌍 TGTIAB Behind the Scenes 🌍

🦜 Based in New York and Nairobi, Ar Ducao and I are creators of the sci-fi audio drama THE GREAT TIT IS A BIRD, which explores issues of techno-colonization, research misconduct, body autonomy, and gender-based violence. But just as important, we’re both social impact workers from the Global South. I’m the Founder and CEO of Inua Kike (Women Rising in Kiswahili), which is a grassroots organization that focuses on inclusive women’s empowerment through education, advocacy and leadership programs in the urban slum communities and rural areas of Kenya. Ar Ducao is a creative engineer, Co-Founder of DuKode Studio & Multimer, lecturer at NYU at MIT, and a PhD student at University of Nairobi. Ar’s family also grew up around informal settlements and urban slums in the Philippines. We are both passionate about empowering women and girls in the face of economic adversity. This is a global struggle, but in our case, it’s a specific struggle because our work and life experience revolves around it. 🦜

❀️ SUSAN IN THE REAL WORLD ❀️

As the founder of the Inua Kike Organization, and working with young girls at the grassroots level, I’ve seen girls finding themselves very much in deep, difficult thoughts. They look for people to confide in, but still they find themselves all alone. At some point you find yourself crying with the kind of situation you are in, and you fear confiding in friends because of how society will end up judging you. Sometimes the only way is to find a quiet place and talk to yourself. For Renella, who narrates The Great Tit is a Bird, she decides to record and pretend to talk to her mother, to ease the pain she is going through. To understand more, please listen to our show, connect with what Inua Kike is doing, and learn how we are empowering young girls in our community.

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πŸ¦œπŸ§‘πŸ“ AND PLEASE ENJOY LISTENING TO THE GREAT TIT IS A BIRD πŸ¦œπŸ¦šπŸ“ β€οΈπŸ’›

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