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And Then Suddenly

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. ...


Nov 6, 2019

Mohamed Magassa was in 7th grade when he got a STEM magazine that showed a picture of a white surgeon.  Without a second thought, he closed the page.  Years later, when he was considering a career in medicine, he thought back to that moment.  Now studying to be a surgeon, we talk about why representation matters and his...


Oct 29, 2019

At twenty-three weeks, Amelia Kent had a miscarriage and she was faced with an experience and grief people don't know how to talk about.  Wanting to bring a common experience into the open, she shares how the event impacted her relationships, her farm, and why it's important in today's economy to be a farmer talking...