Since the onset of the pandemic, over 2 million women have left the workforce. And, according to a recent McKinsey study, women with children under 10 are almost twice as likely to report that they are considering leaving their jobs as men. This story explores why. Weaving together interviews with researchers, policy experts, childcare workers, … Continued

This experimental docupoem takes listeners on a meditative trip between two capital cities—Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Washington, DC. Ethiopian-American writer and multidisciplinary artist Saaret Emebeat Yoseph creates an intimate audio scrapbook as she records the personal and family history of her mother, Emebeat Askale Bekele, who immigrated to DC from Addis, in the early 1970s. … Continued

There are many ways women across the world have been disproportionately impacted by COVID. The pandemic has simultaneously increased the demand for unpaid labor from women — including childcare and homeschooling — while decimating industries like retail, leisure, hospitality, education and entertainment which are their main employers. So many of the jobs lost during the … Continued

What is feminist spirituality and why have traditional religions  demonized women goddesses ?  Today for our special international women’s day programming  I talk to two professors from the Women’s Spirituality Program at the California Institute of Integral studies, Dr Annette Williams and Dr Mara Keller, about goddesses, the need for feminist spirituality and women deities … Continued