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And Then Suddenly

Jan 7, 2020

As a Deaf woman in Nigeria, Hellen Beyioku-Alase heard stories about the discrimination in hospitals towards the Deaf community but it wasn't until her first pregnancy that she experienced how bad the problem was. After being ignored in the waiting room and a difficult birth, she decided to advocate for Deaf women...


Dec 17, 2019

Neema Tembele was bartending when she had her first panic attack.  The painful physical sensations went away once she got to the hospital but the event set her on a new path.  Now the Co-Founder and Data Analytics Director TEWWY, we talk about the challenges and unexpected benefits of her moment and how she is now on a...


Dec 10, 2019

When Bwiite Lydia was a young girl, she witnessed her widowed grandmother have her land taken by a family member.  The event sparked her desire to support people facing injustice, especially women.  Now a human rights lawyer, we talk about what it takes to fight for her clients and her current role...


Dec 3, 2019

This episode is part of a special series: And Then Suddenly; Rising Voice(s)

Maureen Ava Mata was eighteen when she was diagnosed with bone cancer and had to have her leg amputated.  Her new life as a disabled woman changed her outlook, her family, and the views of her community.  Now a cancer survivor, we talk about...


Nov 20, 2019

This episode is part of a special series: And Then Suddenly; Rising Voice(s)

About four years ago, Anna Xwexx Morena sought asylum in Denmark for her safety and the chance to freely express herself.  But the experience was not what she expected and feeling unsafe and used as a transgender woman, she returned to Uganda. ...