She's Still Here

February 9, 2021

From the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women movement to high COVID cases, the impact of historical trauma continues to affect native people in Utah today. But along with the pain, a legacy of resiliency has been handed down from generation to generation.

 

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High Cost of Child Care

February 4, 2021

Utah is ranked among the last in the nation for access to affordable child care. Parents seeking care for children under the age of six can pay upwards of $1,400 a month per child. These high costs aren’t just affecting families, but the economy as well, as mothers struggle to succeed in the workforce.


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Carrying Our Legacy

January 21, 2021

If you see an alarmingly high infant mortality rate in a group of people - how do you go about changing it?  One program used cultural knowledge, intergenerational wisdom, and storytelling to create awareness about maternal and infant health in Utah's Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.


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Domestic Rebellion

January 12, 2021

For many women, the balance between career and home can be difficult to find. But what happens if you’re told growing up you have to put your family first? One artist is using her work to explore the gender messages she grew up with and help raise a generation of confident girls.

 

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Starting the Conversation

November 24, 2020

With Utah’s high rates of sexual violence, one group is looking to equip teens with the knowledge needed to keep them safe.  Teen Council trains high school students to become sex educators for their peers, teaching them about consent and healthy relationships.

 

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A Separate Space

November 17, 2020

Finding role models can be difficult when you don’t ever see people that look like you in the media.  But Woke Words, a writing and reading program for women, femme, and non-binary artists 15 years and older, is changing the narrative.  By highlighting diverse female authors, the group provides a safe space for young black, indigenous, and women of color. 


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A New Kind of Candidate

November 10, 2020

In addition to the lack of representation in politics, women face unique challenges when they run for office. In this episode, we hear from Celina Milner about her journey campaigning as a Latina single mom.


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Refugee Girls Lobby

November 3, 2020

This is a story about opening doors into politics for young girls. Not just any girls, but girls who face some of the highest barriers to civic and political engagement. It’s about giving some of Utah’s young refugee women a chance to take a stand and represent their communities.


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The Myth of Motherhood

October 27, 2020

Maternal mental health struggles are one of the leading complications of childbirth and something 1 in 3 women in Utah will experience. But despite their prevalence, the myths around what motherhood should look like mean many women don’t talk openly about their mental health.


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