October 10, 2021
Hosted by The Express Yourself! STAR On-Air Teen Team

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Episode Description

Since host, Ruhani, was born on International Women’s Day, her family have always joked that she is a natural-born feminist. During these troubling times, it is critical to uplift women and broadcast every woman’s voice, so no one is left behind. In the segment, American Connection, Maggie says that “as a feminist, i want to make sure that my feminism includes all people, which is where intersectionality comes to play.” She and Ruhani have an in-depth conversation about the empowered women who are changing the way we view feminism and the benefits of intersectionality to the community. Rose joins with her segment, Bite Share talking about the importance of urban food policy, nutrition, and food access in our world today and the lack of access, food literacy, and nutritional foods to women of color or in lower income neighborhoods. Rose believes that attending an all-girls school has heightened her leadership skills and confidence and is thrilled to be helping elevate at-risk girls ages 11 to 21 in Haiti through the LIDÈ programs. Ruhani elaborates with statistics. According to UNESCO, 132 million girls are out of school with no access to education. Women throughout the globe suffer at a much larger scale than men. From sex-selective abortions to female genital mutilation, there are many cultural practices that discriminate against women. Every girl must have a right to education, and no woman must forced to conceive a child. Empower girls and women. Be a feminist. Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” – Maya Angelou

Express Yourself!

Sunday at 3 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel

Express Yourself! is an entertaining adolescent fusion program where passion, productivity, and possibility populate the airwaves. Produced by Starstyle Productions, LLC as an international outreach program of Be the Star You Are! charity, the radio program, Express Yourself! is a show for, by, and about teens. Hosted by teens and teenage field reporters from around the country, Express Yourself! is THE destination for teens to be heard. Within the walls of the young adult community, listeners are uplifted and encouraged to be the stars of your own life. Through collaboration and conversation, a global campus of young people express their views. Topics include anything that kids talk about-books, music, making a difference, technology, school, art, humor, writing, tough talks, health, sports, films, family, friends, foes, fashion, and fun. Come play in STAR country and Express Yourself!, Sundays at 3 PM Pacific on VoiceAmerica Empowerment.

The Express Yourself! STAR On-Air Teen Team

Broadcasting since 2011, twenty-seven young people from around the United States have regularly shared their passions and interests as hosts and reporters on Express Yourself! These teens are not afraid of the tough topics and thrill at the opportunity of interviewing a variety of guests including authors, actors, Olympians, scientists, musicians, poets, and experts of varied disciplines. As volunteers with Be the Star You Are! 501 c3 charity (http://www.BTSYA.org) the Express Yourself! teens are accomplished youth striving to make a difference on our planet and are dedicated to sharing ideas while having fun and giving a voice to the voiceless. Meet our STARS at http://www.ExpressYourselfTeenRadio.com.

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