WELCOME TO FEMINIST TALKS WITH NANDAR
I am Nandar from a small village in Northern Shan State, Myanmar. I have been working and living as a feminist for so long that now I want to make podcast about it. This platform is made to share my opinions and experiences as a young feminist living in Myanmar.
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Episode-6-Why We Should All Be Feminists (Part-2)
"The higher you go, the fewer women there are."
Why do you it is difficult for women to get to the leadership position? Is it because of the stereotyping thinkings like women aren't qualified enough or is because of gender discrimination? How can we normalized female leadership?
Listen to this podcast where I read a section from Chimaman Ngozi Adichie's essay, Why We Should All Be Feminists and reflect on my personal story and how our country, Myanmar, treat its female leaders.
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Episode-5-Why We Should All Be Feminists (Part-1)
I did some readings from the Myanmar translations of Why We Should All Be Feminists and discussed how I learned the word feminism myself.
Where did you learn the word feminist from? How did you react to it when you first heard it? Do you define yourself as a feminist? Why & Why not?
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Episode-1-When I bleed
"I have made it very clear that if standing up for social justice and equality means letting go of my identity as a Nepali, I am not afraid to do so. I defined my own identity and I don't wanna belong to a community or ethnic group where demeaning and damaging women's self-esteem and lives are taken as pride. I wanna belong to a society where women are not discriminated against because they bleed. Because everyone deserves to bleed with dignity."
In this first episode, I spoke about the specific social taboo that led me to start my activism. It is menstrual taboo in my community. I shared about what such harmful practices did to me when I was young why we need to stop treating girls like that. I felt excluded from my own community for standing against it but despite, I continued doing it. I am not a shero but a woman that is hungry for justice and equality. What is your story? What injustice made you stand up for justice? How long have you been doing? Do you also feel excluded from your own community?
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Episode-4-Feminism & Self-sufficiency
"I think another problem with pop-culture is that we think only people with experiences are smart which s not necessarily wrong. But if we only hire people based on experiences, it limits the people without experiences to so many levels and that's so wrong."
I never asked for what I really deserve financially coz financial literacy is a taboo in this country. I thought that if I just invested my time and attention to grow my experiences, I will one day deserve the money that gives me basic needs. Slowly, my confidence deteriorated to demand what I deserve deteriot slowly and I never ask for it up until I took the financial literacy class which opened my eyes. From then on, I realized my worth and value, intellectually and financially enough to make a demand so that I can be self-sufficient. Here, I talk about the link between, self-efficacy and self-sufficiency to show the significant connection they have.
"pop culture ရဲ့ အားနည်းချက်နောက်တစ်ခုက အတွေ့အကြုံရှိမှ တော်တယ်လို့ ထင်တာပဲ။ ဒါက လုပ်ဝ မှားတဲ့ အရာမဟုတ်ပေမဲ့ အတွေ့အကြုံရှိမှ လူတစ်ယောက်ကို အလုပ်ခန့်မယ်၊အလုပ်ပေးမယ်ဆိုရင် အတွေ့အကြုံမရှိတဲ့သူတစ်ယောက်အတွက်က လမ်းတွေ ပိတ်သွားနိုင်တယ်။"
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Episode-3-Feminism & Love- Myo Khant
I grew up believing that love is something a woman's job to give and a man's job to receive it.
In this episode, I spoke with my boyfriend, Umesh about our relationship, how he learned to be a feminist to love, and to question the society. I hope this is useful, especially, for young boys.
“I think a lot of boys and man are fearful to become a feminist because they presumed that feminism will take away their manliness. To those, I would like to assure you by saying that I was a man before knowing feminism and now with feminism in me, I become a better and useful man for the whole society as well as the next generation.”
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Episode-2-Being A Feminist Filmmaker-AJ (Aye Nilar Kyaw)
What is it like to be a feminist filmmaker in the Myanmar industry?
"I'd like young people to think critically about their career choices if they really want or can do it for the rest of their life before they make the commitment. You don't have to do it forever but just for the thought experiment, it is important you think through it so that you can be ready for failures/challenges."
Listen to AJ talks about her journey as a singer and a documentary filmmaker. I spoke with AJ to understand how she becomes both a singer and a filmmaker.
AJ short bio:
Listen to AJ talks about her journey as a singer and a documentary filmmaker. I spoke with AJ to understand how she becomes both a singer and a filmmaker.c and Film Production. She is a strong advocate of youth empowerment, women’s rights, and peacebuilding. AJ has produced several films on these topics. She has done organizing Youth media summit and also done several courses on digital video editing, photography, film, and media courses including a Diploma in Marketing and currently working on her 5th year Law.