11 episodes

Our goal is to amplify the voices of people whose stories need to be heard.

From the Magic Pencil: Voices of Writing Through Writing Through

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Our goal is to amplify the voices of people whose stories need to be heard.

    S1 Ep4: Being Your Authentic Self (w/ Cheatra)

    S1 Ep4: Being Your Authentic Self (w/ Cheatra)

    In this episode, Deputy Director Kristin Schuster speaks to Cheatra, a brilliant student from the prodigious Liger Leadership Academy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He discusses his school, how he incorporates the Writing Through Workshop rules into his life, being creative during the pandemic, and his journal rituals, among other things. We cover so much in this episode! Cheatra’s energy and enthusiasm are infectious, and they can’t help but put a smile on your face.

    • 21 min
    S1 Ep 5: Across Borders (w/ Martha Scarborough)

    S1 Ep 5: Across Borders (w/ Martha Scarborough)

    Executive Director Sue is joined by Martha Scarborough, one of Writing Through's very first volunteers! Together, they discuss Writing Through's origins, Martha's lived experiences across the globe, and how the organization has been shaped by an increasingly globalized, interconnected set of perspectives.

    • 18 min
    S1 Ep 6: The Power of Connection (w/ Martha Scarborough)

    S1 Ep 6: The Power of Connection (w/ Martha Scarborough)

    Sue continues her conversation with Martha, a long-term Writing Through volunteer. They explore the impact of the pandemic, its subsequent challenges, and what it means to come home after an extended period of living abroad. She also shares a beautiful poem written by a Filipina English teacher.

    Learn more about HOME: https://www.home.org.sg 

    • 19 min
    S1 Ep 7: An Artist's Journey (w/ Roun Ry)

    S1 Ep 7: An Artist's Journey (w/ Roun Ry)

    In this episode, Sue sits down with Roun Ry, a good friend and former student of Anjali House and Writing Through. Roun is now a celebrated professional photographer living in Phnom Penh City. He and Sue discuss his artistic process, how he tells stories through both images and words, the importance of self-expression, and how he gives back to his community.

    If you would like to see Roun’s work, you can follow him on Instagram here: www.instagram.com/rounry/ 

    • 22 min
    S1 Ep 9: Pay it Forward (w/ Jason Baron)

    S1 Ep 9: Pay it Forward (w/ Jason Baron)

    This week, Sue chats with her friend Jason Baron, the founder of the Chelly Foundation, a non-profit in Kampot in Southern Cambodia. He explains how and why the organization began and the ripple effects of bringing education to the young people of that province.

    • 18 min
    S1 Ep10: The Environments That Shape Us (w/ Patty Bierley)

    S1 Ep10: The Environments That Shape Us (w/ Patty Bierley)

    Sue speaks with long-term volunteer and facilitator Patty Bierley about how our environment affects the ways we think and feel. They also discuss how to cultivate an environment where we can be free to express ourselves fully.

    • 17 min