Initiative Update

Amplifying Women’s Voices

Isata Kabia
Posted August 3, 2020 from Sierra Leone

We are creating a platform for Voice of Women called Kitchen Talks. We will amplify women’s voices to create an issues based agenda for the electioneering process. The aim is to build a cadre of women who believe in themselves and in other woman, who understand the ongoing challenges of other women and girls particularly in underserved communities, and to hilight the strength and resilience of women. We will

- interview women who have overcome great obstacles to succeed    -women who are champions for other women.                                 --girls focused on achieving not just for themselves but for their community.

We will start with short videos based on social experiments which our mentees will conduct. They will do street interviews asking everybody: what kind of world do you want to create for women and girls post Covid-19; women: to make a statement about why they are proud to be a woman and to state “my tribe is female” and men: To name one woman in their life whom you want to thank and why. These videos will form part of our social media campaign before the programming starts. Four of our university mentees will be the key interviewers for the social experiments. They have started training this week on ‘Asking the Right Questions‘.

How many people have you impacted since your last update?

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Tamarack Verrall
Aug 03, 2020
Aug 03, 2020

Hi Isata,
What a powerful new action is forming through you and your group. Your title, Voice of Women Salone Kitchen Talks reminded me of a powerful group of US women who came together as Kitchen Table Press: Women of Color Press in 1980. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitchen_Table:_Women_of_Color_Press
Discussions over the kitchen table have long been the source of social change for women. Many of us in North America have that feeling of working together as a tribe of women, too. Great question for the men, too!
Your plan to do videos is powerful! Please keep us all posted.

Isata Kabia
Aug 04, 2020
Aug 04, 2020

Oh I love it! Thank you Tam, I will check out Kitchen Table Women. They sound fierce!!

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Aug 05, 2020
Aug 05, 2020

Hello, Isata,

The term “Kitchen Talks” is well named. It resonates a lot to many women who prepare meals for their family, and for some, their communities.

I love the ideas of filming short videos with different participants.

When using videos and social media as a platform, you are reaching more in your campaign, dear. So even though you interviewed four mentees, that doesn’t mean your impact is only four people. The number of views of your soon to be uploaded videos is your impact. I think that’s around hundreds and even thousands, dear.

Looking forward to reading more updates from your initiative! Thank you for sharing.

Isata Kabia
Aug 05, 2020
Aug 05, 2020

Thank you Karen! The name is still something we are discussing, and we haven’t posted it officially, so I’m really glad it resonates in the same way we imagined: that women would immediately see themselves in the name!
Great point also about those impacted, to include our wider audience on social media. Thank you!

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Aug 24, 2020
Aug 24, 2020

You're welcome, dear sister. Happy to help. :)

Jill Langhus
Aug 05, 2020
Aug 05, 2020

Hello Dear Isata,

Congrats on becoming a Featured Changemaker as well as your new platform, too! You rock! Keep up the great work!

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Isata Kabia
Aug 05, 2020
Aug 05, 2020

Thank you Jill! I’m so excited to be a Featured Changemaker and the support that comes with that from this community. We have so many women ready to stand up women but it is a lonely and difficult journey. World Pulse is a great gift to all of us!

Jill Langhus
Aug 07, 2020
Aug 07, 2020

You're welcome, dear! Glad to hear it:-)

I hear you, and we're here for you!

Yes, it is!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Chi8629
Aug 08, 2020
Aug 08, 2020

Thank you for sharing.

Isata Kabia
Aug 09, 2020
Aug 09, 2020

Thank you too!

otahelp
Apr 17
Apr 17

thank you Isata for sharing this initiative. i am sure it will be a sucess

Isata Kabia
May 05
May 05

2030 was a year which provided so much opportunity to learn new things, and do old things in a Jew way. Leveraging technology was a turning point for us in Sierra Leone, and it provided more time to do, that would have otherwise been lost in travel time. But the time it provided me to spend with young university women was priceless. I will post a great update soon!