Dispatches from the Moth


Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Dec 12, 2018

The MOTHerview with Storyteller Aleathia Brown

by Suzanne Rust

With less hair, artist and storyteller Aleathia Brown feels more like herself… “I wanted to tell my Moth story because it is ties inwith the Unveiled Unlocked movement that I created to celebrate and empower bareheaded women. I also wanted to help expand perceptions of beauty. Shaving my head brought on a storm of emotions from fear and excitement to freedom and elation. It was something that I needed to share.” “Cutting off hair offers a new beginning. DNA has memory, which...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jun 13, 2016

From the Other Side: Stories in Action

by Timothy Lou Ly

From the Other Side: Stories in Action Kevin Penczak is a photographer based in Chicago. He primarily works in portraiture, and contacted The Moth with his collection of Moth-inspired photos. His collection of these portraits have since gone on to be published. To view more of Kevin's work, please visit his website. Kevin recently sat down to speak with The Moth's Multimedia Intern, Timothy Lou Ly, about his photography. Click below to listen. TRANSCRIPT TIM: Hey, Kevin. First off thank yo...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Oct 07, 2015

The Moth in Uganda

by Inga Glodowski

This past August, as a part of our work with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Moth’s Artistic Director Catherine Burns and Producing Director Sarah Austin Jenness went to Uganda to work with African women writers. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Catherine and Sarah to hear about their experiences. Here’s an excerpt from our chat: Had you ever envisioned The Moth – or yourself – in Uganda? Catherine: Going to Uganda to work with The Africa...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Aug 05, 2014


by Dan Kennedy

I’ve sat around for twenty years or so waiting for my match, waiting for the person or people I’m supposed to be creating things with. They’ve probably been with me all along, wondering why I keep talking about how I’m sitting around waiting for them to show up. I’ve read so many of those thick hardcover biographies, entranced and happy to be out of my head, but sooner or later I’m tortured by the text when I realize that nobody is here collaborating with me; not a brother who gets it like nobod...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Mar 23, 2012

The Moth Profiles: Alex Trajano

by Laura Hadden, Media & Communications Manager

Alex Trajano is Production Manager at one of The Moth’s beloved partner stations, WDET. When we first decided to launch a StorySLAM in Detroit, WDET’s Pro-Moth, uber-supportive station manager, Mikel Elcessor, recommended Alex Trajano to be our WDET-Moth liaison. Hilarious, efficient, wise and also wise-cracking (as you’ll soon read), Alex helped us land the beautiful Cliff Bell’s for the premier show. He helped us with all the logistics, found our sound person, videographer and started to as...

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