Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality

August 21, 2022
Hosted by The Express Yourself! STAR On-Air Teen Team

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Episode Description

“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” ? Maya Angelou Hannah, Ruhani, Keerthi, and Sharanya stand up for all women. Keerthi offers an insightful, yet humorous take on creating interesting characters for fiction writing, especially for the female gender. Hannah dives into the dangerous effects of the recent overturning of Roe. v. Wade which took away women’s reproductive rights and jeopardizes female healthcare. Ruhani talks about the troubling truth - women only make up .5 percent of recorded history! That’s not entirely surprising, considering history is written by the victors, and in this patriarchal society, men have been victors since the beginning of time. Her original poem focuses on this disparity. Sharanya provides a literary history lesson about women pioneers in literature and how they changed the writing world. Since Mesopotamia,, male scholars dominated the arena. Sharanya reads her original poem, “Unnoticed”. More than ever, it is NECESSARY for young people to make their voices heard against oppression and discrimination of women and girls. Here are ways you can join the fight for women’s reproductive rights and empowerment: • Sign petitions against discriminatory and restrictive policies targeted towards women’s health (especially now, since the Supreme Court members have repeatedly stated their conservative and religious bias against other forms of healthcare such as contraceptives). • Join abortion rallies and protests, or even start your own with permission. • Spread the word to your friends and family! Discussing these issues with close individuals and your peers can have a significant positive impact on the movement. • VOTE. VOTE. VOTE! Vote like your life and rights depend on it. They do. Support candidates who unequivocally support women and abortion rights! • Donate to organizations and abortion funds, such as Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, Center for Reproductive Rights, National Women’s Health Network, and more! Stand up for Women! Get educated. Together the youth of America can take back the power of equality for all. Follow us: https://www.starstyleradio.com/expressyourselfteenradio • https://www.facebook.com/ExpressYourselfTeenRadio/ • https://www.facebook.com/BTSYAcharity/ • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/expressyourselfradio/

Express Yourself!

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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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