Dispatches from the Moth

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Mar 27, 2018

A Look at Global Stories of Women and Girls

by Diane Cardoso

In 2014, the Moth Community Program began conducting workshops with global health and development experts through a partnership with the Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship. This led to the establishment later that year of the Moth Global Community Program, with a mission to help develop and elevate true, personal stories from extraordinary individuals in the Global South. By honoring a broad range of individual experience, the Global Community Program seeks to challenge dominant narrativ...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jun 30, 2017

Joyce McMillan's Story

by The Moth Staff

Last month, Joyce McMillan worked with Moth teaching artists to craft a personal story about her experience regaining custody of her daughter. Spring Intern Lindsay Skedgell heard her story, and met up with Joyce to learn more about her work and perspective on storytelling. Here is what she learned. The mission of the Moth Justice Project is to share stories from those who have been impacted by the criminal justice system. Joyce's story focuses on her experience with the Child Welfare System du...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Sep 07, 2016

Dispatch from South Africa

by Dawn J. Fraser, Sarah Austin Jenness, Larry Rosen and Nadine Tadros

On a hot August afternoon, 12 AVAC fellows from all over the African diaspora including Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia and Zimbabwe, converged in Johannesburg, South Africa where they were greeted by a team of Moth instructors. AVAC is an organization dedicated to global advocacy for HIV prevention and one of the cornerstones of AVAC is their fellowship program which trains emerging leaders in advocacy and activism to execute creative, context-specific projects focused on HIV prevention research. As...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Oct 07, 2015

The Moth in Uganda

by Inga Glodowski

This past August, as a part of our work with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Moth’s Artistic Director Catherine Burns and Producing Director Sarah Austin Jenness went to Uganda to work with African women writers. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Catherine and Sarah to hear about their experiences. Here’s an excerpt from our chat: Had you ever envisioned The Moth – or yourself – in Uganda? Catherine: Going to Uganda to work with The Africa...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jun 25, 2014

The Moth Community Showcase

by Larry Rosen

The Moth Community Program brings storytelling workshops and performance opportunities to diverse groups and organizations throughout New York City. Through these workshops hundreds of marginalized teens and adults, many from underserved communities, have discovered the experience of crafting their personal stories and having them heard and appreciated by audiences from the local community and beyond. Twice a year we present The Moth Community Showcase, featuring selected stories from recent ...

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