Feeling My Flo, a podcast about menstruation, launches July 11
PRESS RELEASE — July 10, 2019
Washington, DC -- FEELING MY FLO, a reported podcast where menstruation is an event that happens to all types of bodies, will debut on Thursday, July 11, 2019. The show will feature menstruators who identify all along the gender spectrum. Season one will consist of six capsule episodes (10-12 minutes each) and will be geared toward young people eager for information and community as they experience one of the most transformative changes in their lives. In addition to centering the stories of menstruators from a broad swath of cultural and economic backgrounds, the podcast will offer reliable and actionable information about the changes that occur when people menstruate.
LISTEN TO THE TRAILER
FEELING MY FLO’s pilot episode features a sixteen-year-old named Lola, who uses the pronouns she/her, and was the last one in her group of close friends to get her period. We hear Lola reflect on what it was like to wait for that first period and the support she received from her mother and friends. We also hear research on why some people are late bloomers and others aren’t. Subsequent episodes will highlight a trans and nonbinary period activist’s work for representation, two gay dads navigating their daughters’ first periods, and young people active in the fight against period poverty.
The team behind FEELING MY FLO is twenty-three-year-old host Kamilah Kashanie, who graduated from Brooklyn College, where she studied broadcast journalism and sociology. The show was co-created by veterans in the audio industry, with Mia Warren as Executive Producer and Juleyka Lantigua-Williams as Executive Editor.
“We are thrilled to create content to inform, entertain, and empower tweens and teens,” Lantigua-Willams says. “This generation is intellectually curious, so each of our 10-12 minute episodes will be fun, engaging, intimate, and probing.”
“Each episode of FEELING MY FLO will explore a different menstruator’s journey,” says Warren. “Our team is excited to engage with a young audience interested in exploring the complexity of menstruation – and we know this is just the beginning of the conversation.”
FEELING MY FLO aims to build a community around a transformational experience that happens to all types of bodies and has a significant impact on so many people’s lives.
FEELING MY FLO podcast is available for free on all major podcast platforms and at feelingmyflo.com. Twitter: @Flo_Pod IG: FeelingMyFlo
Kamilah Kashanie (Host) graduated from Brooklyn College, where she studied broadcast journalism and sociology. She recently completed the highly acclaimed Transom Audio Workshop. Her love for audio storytelling blossomed out of a desire to understand more about what makes us who we are. As a creator, she’s committed to starting conversations to make lasting changes in underserved communities.
Mia Warren (Executive Producer) produces audio for StoryCorps in Brooklyn, NY. Previously, she reported for Marfa Public Radio in far west Texas and lived in Lima, Peru, where she documented stories in the Japanese Peruvian community on a Fulbright fellowship. Mia is an AIR New Voices Scholar ‘14.
Juleyka Lantigua-Williams’ (Executive Editor) work as a multimedia journalist has reached tens of millions of people over the span of two decades. She is a former staff writer at The Atlantic and lead editor/producer at National Public Radio (NPR). In 2017, Juleyka founded the digital media studio Lantigua Williams & Co.
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