12 episodes

The storytelling project Real People. Real Lives. Women Immigrants of New York highlights a diverse group of immigrant women living in New York City – frontline workers, journalists, stay-at-home moms, artists and entrepreneurs, among others – on a series of podcasts to be released weekly from December 18, 2020 through March 8, 2021 (International Women’s Day). They talked about their immigrant experience and reflected on ideas of home and belonging within the backdrop of a year like no other in New York City, marked by the pandemic, racial justice protests, and the presidential election.

Real People. Real Lives. Women Immigrants of New York 2020/2021 New Women New Yorkers

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

The storytelling project Real People. Real Lives. Women Immigrants of New York highlights a diverse group of immigrant women living in New York City – frontline workers, journalists, stay-at-home moms, artists and entrepreneurs, among others – on a series of podcasts to be released weekly from December 18, 2020 through March 8, 2021 (International Women’s Day). They talked about their immigrant experience and reflected on ideas of home and belonging within the backdrop of a year like no other in New York City, marked by the pandemic, racial justice protests, and the presidential election.

    Real People. Real Lives. Women Immigrants of New York: Anastassiya, an educator from Kazakhstan

    Real People. Real Lives. Women Immigrants of New York: Anastassiya, an educator from Kazakhstan

    In the twelfth episode, meet Anastassiya, an educator from Kazakhstan helping immigrants to realize their potential through higher education.

    Real People. Real Lives. Women Immigrants of New York is a storytelling project from New Women New Yorkers that elevates immigrant stories, moving beyond statistics and political rhetoric. The third, 2020 edition of the project highlights a diverse group of immigrant women living in New York City – frontline workers, journalists, stay-at-home moms, artists and entrepreneurs, among others – on a series of podcasts to be released weekly from December 18, 2020 through March 8, 2021. Participants talked about their immigrant experience and reflected on ideas of home and belonging within the backdrop of a year like no other in New York City - marked by the pandemic, racial justice protests and a presidential election.

    • 26 min
    Real People. Real Lives. Women Immigrants of New York: Dorothy, a teacher from Nigeria

    Real People. Real Lives. Women Immigrants of New York: Dorothy, a teacher from Nigeria

    In the eleventh episode, meet Dorothy, a teacher from Nigeria. Her life was hit hard by Covid-19. While she is finding her way out of the pandemic, Dorothy sends a message of hope to all New Yorkers.

    Real People. Real Lives. Women Immigrants of New York is a storytelling project from New Women New Yorkers that elevates immigrant stories, moving beyond statistics and political rhetoric. The third, 2020 edition of the project highlights a diverse group of immigrant women living in New York City – frontline workers, journalists, stay-at-home moms, artists and entrepreneurs, among others – on a series of podcasts to be released weekly from December 18, 2020 through March 8, 2021. Participants talked about their immigrant experience and reflected on ideas of home and belonging within the backdrop of a year like no other in New York City - marked by the pandemic, racial justice protests and a presidential election.

    • 29 min
    Real People. Real Lives. Women Immigrants of New York: Bahar, a painter from Iran

    Real People. Real Lives. Women Immigrants of New York: Bahar, a painter from Iran

    In the first episode, meet Bahar Sabzevari, a painter from Iran whose work explores identity, sense of place and belonging.

    Real People. Real Lives. Women Immigrants of New York is a storytelling project from New Women New Yorkers that elevates immigrant stories, moving beyond statistics and political rhetoric. The third, 2020 edition of the project highlights a diverse group of immigrant women living in New York City – frontline workers, journalists, stay-at-home moms, artists and entrepreneurs, among others – on a series of podcasts to be released weekly from December 18, 2020 through March 8, 2021. Participants talked about their immigrant experience and reflected on ideas of home and belonging within the backdrop of a year like no other in New York City - marked by the pandemic, racial justice protests and a presidential election. 

    • 23 min
    Real People. Real Lives. Women Immigrants of New York: Marlene, an accountant from Chile

    Real People. Real Lives. Women Immigrants of New York: Marlene, an accountant from Chile

    In the tenth episode, meet Marlene, an accountant from Chile. New York was supposed to be a quick stop on her way to Ireland. She ended up staying, driven by personal reasons and the military dictatorship in Chile. Life hasn’t been easy though. In this interview, Marlene reflects on the challenges she has faced as an immigrant and after she converted to Islam.

    Real People. Real Lives. Women Immigrants of New York is a storytelling project from New Women New Yorkers that elevates immigrant stories, moving beyond statistics and political rhetoric. The third, 2020 edition of the project highlights a diverse group of immigrant women living in New York City – frontline workers, journalists, stay-at-home moms, artists and entrepreneurs, among others – on a series of podcasts to be released weekly from December 18, 2020 through March 8, 2021. Participants talked about their immigrant experience and reflected on ideas of home and belonging within the backdrop of a year like no other in New York City - marked by the pandemic, racial justice protests and a presidential election.

    • 17 min
    Real People. Real Lives. Women Immigrants of New York: Rosa, a babysitter from Dominican Republic

    Real People. Real Lives. Women Immigrants of New York: Rosa, a babysitter from Dominican Republic

    In the ninth episode, meet Rosa, a babysitter from Dominican Republic. A single mother and former teacher, Rosa came to the US with her two sons in 2016. Adjusting to life in the country, she has found a sense of community and fulfillment among other immigrants. Work leaves little room for Rosa to pursue her dream of learning English. Still, she jumps at any learning opportunity. Rosa also makes sure to support other immigrant women along the way (this is Spanish-English episode).

    Real People. Real Lives. Women Immigrants of New York is a storytelling project from New Women New Yorkers that elevates immigrant stories, moving beyond statistics and political rhetoric. The third, 2020 edition of the project highlights a diverse group of immigrant women living in New York City – frontline workers, journalists, stay-at-home moms, artists and entrepreneurs, among others – on a series of podcasts to be released weekly from December 18, 2020 through March 8, 2021. Participants talked about their immigrant experience and reflected on ideas of home and belonging within the backdrop of a year like no other in New York City - marked by the pandemic, racial justice protests and a presidential election.

    • 19 min
    Real People. Real Lives. Women Immigrants of New York: Leyla, a journalist from Egypt

    Real People. Real Lives. Women Immigrants of New York: Leyla, a journalist from Egypt

    In the eighth episode, meet Leyla, a journalist from Egypt. After reporting on historic events including the Arab Spring and the trial of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Leyla landed in the US in 2017. Following a stint in Miami, where her husband completed a medical residency, the couple came to New York to look for more opportunities. Used to tell other people’s stories, Leyla joins the Real People. Real Lives project as the subject of a story for once. One step at a time, she is eager to change narratives, telling stories that inspire and move away from stereotypes.

    Real People. Real Lives. Women Immigrants of New York is a storytelling project from New Women New Yorkers that elevates immigrant stories, moving beyond statistics and political rhetoric. The third, 2020 edition of the project highlights a diverse group of immigrant women living in New York City – frontline workers, journalists, stay-at-home moms, artists and entrepreneurs, among others – on a series of podcasts to be released weekly from December 18, 2020 through March 8, 2021. Participants talked about their immigrant experience and reflected on ideas of home and belonging within the backdrop of a year like no other in New York City - marked by the pandemic, racial justice protests and a presidential election.

    • 21 min

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Alex_Goncalves ,

Five stars

Beautiful stories! A very informative and interesting podcast about (often heroic) immigrant women in NYC.

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