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Welcome to Seek to Speak’s podcast where we aim to empower people to express themselves through speech.

I’m Aissa and in each episode, we will seek to speak about ways to better verbalise ourselves and our stories. We will have topical interview sessions with special guests and share select speaking tips, useful for the casual and competitive speaker.

For more public speaking resources, check out SeektoSpeak.com.

Seek to Speak Ain Aissa

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Welcome to Seek to Speak’s podcast where we aim to empower people to express themselves through speech.

I’m Aissa and in each episode, we will seek to speak about ways to better verbalise ourselves and our stories. We will have topical interview sessions with special guests and share select speaking tips, useful for the casual and competitive speaker.

For more public speaking resources, check out SeektoSpeak.com.

    #KisahKita Special [Part 4] - Malaysian women and girls share their stories on Equity

    #KisahKita Special [Part 4] - Malaysian women and girls share their stories on Equity

    In part 4 of this Special, you will listen to the final 11 stories that we have on gender equity! Yesssss, we are finally at the finishing line. If this is your first time listening to this special, please don’t forget to check out our episode 1, 2, and 3 to continue being inspired and in awe of the women and girls who shared their stories.
    In this episode, we will hear experiences and opinions on equity and how it is different from equality, great observations on gender roles and unfair biases, as well as what we can do to do better. 

    💜PART 4 AUTHOR & STORIES💜
    1. Sofia A. - Nina
    2. Mia - For the next generation
    3. Sybil Yasin - Millennial Parents
    4. Devy - L'ÉGALITÉ DES SEXES
    5. Nufa Zulia - Jangan perkecilkan semangat aku
    6. Anonymous- Strong Women
    7. Amel - Bravery
    8. Aina - Malaysia’s double standard
    9. Flower - Women’s Potential
    10. Yana Pekabee - Building a Fairer and More Justice Society
    11. Tee Ying Yin - An environment that is equal, fair, and just for all

    💜 PART 4 VOICE OVER VOLUNTEERS 💜
    Ainaa, Aifa, Lingeswary, Celine Tan, Yashwini, Sharon, Vivien Lim Zhi Ling, Hani, Najihah, Eena, Alison

    • 44 min
    #KisahKita Special [Part 3] - Malaysian women and girls share their stories on Equity

    #KisahKita Special [Part 3] - Malaysian women and girls share their stories on Equity

    In this International Women’s Day special, we are celebrating the stories and experiences shared by all of you during our KisahKita short story competition with the theme, Embrace Equity. We received 43 entries from women and girls hailing from 10 different states with the youngest being 11 years old and the eldest being 54. We cherish the diversity in these stories they have been such a joy to read, compile and produced. 
    In part 3 of this Special, you will listen to 10 stories tackling the issue of gender equity from the perspective of job opportunities and promotion, educational institutions, and family dynamics. Do check out our show notes for the full list of authors and voice-over volunteers for this episode. Do also check Part 1 and Part 2 of this special if you want to keep being inspired by the words and stories of women and girls in Malaysia.
    Trigger warning: Stories shared here do touch on themes concerning gender discrimination and bias, schools, at the workplace and on a societal level. 

    PART 3 AUTHOR & STORIES
    cheekylizzy123 - This is for all the girls who dream Dum-E - The audacity of this womanKita tetap SAMA bersahabat - AMNA NAFISA BINTI SHAIFULa3ruh - let's #EmbraceEquity! #AndEquality!Ahnusha - I am a fearless woman Rheya N - biased education systemsYie - Meet our hero; AyuJanice Lai Yi Xuan - Biases & stereotypesAnonymous - Growing up as a girlTifa Tifalis - Nisha

    • 40 min
    #KisahKita Special [Part 2] - Malaysian women and girls share their stories on Equity

    #KisahKita Special [Part 2] - Malaysian women and girls share their stories on Equity

    In this International Women’s Day special, we are celebrating the stories and experiences shared by all of you during our KisahKita short story competition with the theme, Embrace Equity. We received 43 entries from women and girls hailing from 10 different states with the youngest being 11 years old and the eldest being 54. We cherish the diversity in these stories they have been such a joy to read, compile and produced. 
    In part 2 of this Special, you will listen to 12 stories ranging from school place discrimination, gender roles, and family dynamics. To find out more about these stories, check out our show notes! Also! Don’t forget to check out Part 1 of this special which we released last Sunday - lots of great stories there too!

    PART 2 AUTHOR & STORIES
    Aeva Poon - Gender inequality is like folding an angel's wingsPoorni Villai Samy - Nevertheless, she persistedMimi - Punishment should be equalFoxy - Cerita SyaMisya - Embracing equity & breaking the structural barriers Nurul Irdina - Our differences are what distinguish usVV - Girls in STEMAireen - Maia & TobyVivien Lim Zhi Ling - Witnessing InequalityRin - Memperjuangkan hak-hak yang samaSofiya - Don't doubt yourselfMay A. - Juggling many responsibilities

    • 41 min
    #KisahKita Special [Part 1] - Malaysian women and girls share their stories on Equity

    #KisahKita Special [Part 1] - Malaysian women and girls share their stories on Equity

    In this International Women’s Day special, we are celebrating the stories and experiences shared by all of you during our KisahKita short story competition with the theme, Embrace Equity. We received 43 entries from women and girls hailing from 10 different states with the youngest being 11 years old and the eldest being 54. We cherish the diversity in these stories they have been such a joy to read, compile and produced. 
    In part 1 of this Special, you will listen to 10 stories, 2 of which were written in Malay, and 7 of which were submitted anonymously, touching on issues ranging from workplace discrimination, gender bias in schools, and generational trauma.
    PART 1 AUTHOR & STORIES
    Ashwinee Rvan Ravindran - Just like youMissdhani - Gender NormsNur Farah Diana Binti Affnininirwandi - Sexual Harassment SurvivorNia - Aireen ZafhiraKitKat - Workplace DiscriminationValkie - Family DynamicsSorrowful Student - Girls in LeadershipIman - Generation GapKris - Adakah ini salah wanita juga?Jananie Chandrarao - Down with the wooden fence
    Just a quick trigger warning that the stories shared here do touch on themes concerning gender discrimination, victim blaming, bullying, rape, child marriage, and sexual harassment. Should you find this type of content triggering, please stop now and come back when or if you're ready.
    In the meantime, don’t forget to celebrate women everywhere today and continue to #EmbraceEquity. Let’s keep fighting the good fight and champion women together.

    • 40 min
    S3E17 Malaysian Speaking Fails 2 - Jokes about rape? MPs debate challenge? Drinking women in parliament? (With Mas, Vishal, and Aissa)

    S3E17 Malaysian Speaking Fails 2 - Jokes about rape? MPs debate challenge? Drinking women in parliament? (With Mas, Vishal, and Aissa)

    The final episode of the season welcomes back our community members discussing Malaysia's biggest speaking fails! Why do we keep joking about rape? What happens when a member of parliament challenged another to a debate? What do we do about religious sensitivities?
    Here, we discuss 3 recent speaking fails and deconstruct what happened, why did it happen and what do we do from here. We also provide our views on other speaking fails that did not quite make the list but were worth mentioning.
    Speaking fails discussed:
    Segment 1: Actor and hosts jokes about a movie rape scene on national television. Who is to blame? Who should be accountable?
    Segment 2: Member of parliament in the sitting government challenges an opposition member to a debate on the cabotage policy. Is this a good thing? Do people care?
    Segment 3: Locally produced, award-winning whiskey brand name enrages many quarters of society and politicians are quick to respond. What precedent does this set? Are they justified in their reaction?

    Bonus lightning round discussion:
    1) Lahabau Melaka, let's vote! Misguided use of slang.
    2) Communications minister tweets on future video quality. But 1080p already exists?
    3) Harassment of a journalist by PAS leaders. Why attack my family and the language I use?

    • 1 hr 7 min
    S3E16 Behind Seek to Speak - A Year in Review (with Founder and Community Member)

    S3E16 Behind Seek to Speak - A Year in Review (with Founder and Community Member)

    This episode is all about Seek to Speak's journey through 2021 in the form of reflections, lessons learned, and hopes for the future. Explore our story through the lens of our Founder, Ain Aissa, and community member, Maslin Roslan, as we bring you through the challenges and joys that we face along the way. What we will be discussing in the episode would be:
    Challenges faced throughout the yearHow Seek to Speak has changed usRegrets or Lessons learnedHopes and dreams for the future

    • 51 min

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