Late summer must have been a busy time for audio producers because there is an amazing fall harvest of sounds and stories, so many that we wanted to spotlight a few this week.
First up is WOC (Women of Color) Stories. Geraldine Ah-Sue and Cristina Kim started a podcast celebrating women of color as makers and storytellers of their own lives. In the first episode, Kim explores fashion as a front line for self-love and activism with Tania and Tara. They talk about the Big Fat Flea NYC, an all genders fashion rummage that sells sizes Large and up! Ah-Sue introduces listeners to Lesley, a former Aviation Mechanic who talks about coming out in high school, and her experiences in the military under the recently repealed DADT policy.
Recollective producer, Carl Scott (AKA 3hreePeaceWing) has been working with designer, deejay Niki Nel on a series of “digital mixtapes” as part of his Sonic Drifter project label. While working on a top-secret, and oft-delayed, audio performance piece, the two producers have been whetting our appetites with some wonderful summer soundtracks. Now they are taking us into autumn with the double release of “Gotta Find a Way” and “Shabba.” Listen up!
Finally, we have three stories from our friends at Radio Rookies. Teenaged producers Jairo Gomez, Cece Rodriguez and Eddie Munoz shared their stories on WNYC in September. Check out Gomez’s 10-minute documentary about living below the federal poverty line.