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Katey speaks with filmmaker and journalist Asha Dahya about her upcoming documentary series Life At All Costs: Going Beyond Pro Choice vs. Pro Life. We talk about her faith journey from evangelicalism to spiritual searching and how that shapes her work around changing the conversation around reproductive health and rights.
Asha Dahya is a journalist, a filmmaker, and the Content Creator and Editor-in-Chief of GirlTalkHQ, a daily women’s news media site with a mission to inspire and empower, and that centers positive news for women with a focus on the representation of women in the media. Follow her on Twitter(@ashadahya) and Instagram (@ashadahya), and keep up with her documentary making process at Seed and Spark.
What We’re Listening to
Asha recommends the CHOICE/LESS podcast. Hosted by Rewire News, CHOICE/LESS explores the nuances of our reproductive lives through sharing the stories of women who have made different decisions about pregnancies, including termination and adoption, and who come from all different backgrounds.
Katey recommends Pulpit Fiction, a weekly lectionary podcast for pastors and preachers. Revs. Robb McCoy and Eric Fistler dive into the weekly lectionary texts with commentary and insights for preachers. They also host monthly conversations with musicians, writers, and academics called the Thursday Night Special. And one episode you might want to check out is a conversation they had recently with Janna Riess, who recently published a book called The Prayer Wheel: A Daily Guide to Renewing Your Faith with a Rediscovered Spiritual Practice.
Kindreds of the Moment
Unchained At Last is the only organization in the United States focused on ending child and forced marriage. Their founder Fraidy Reiss recently gave a TEDx talk about her experience of forced marriage at age nineteen in the Orthodox Jewish community. They were at the forefront of advocating for Delaware to pass legislation completely banning child marriage, the first state to do so. Learn more at unchainedatlast.org.
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