Dispatches from the Moth

2019

Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: May 02, 2019

The MOTHerview with Storyteller Frank Almond

by Jessica Cepeda

How did you know this was The Moth story you had to tell? I first considered telling it as a Moth story when Meg [Bowles, the Moth’s Senior Director] sent me an email probably in 2015. And then, it took a long time for it all to come together. In 2014, there was this Vanity Fair article and that got a lot of attention. It was big, and it was the most comprehensive. “This would work really well,” you know. I remember it took us a long time wanting to schedule or even get a concept of how to p...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Apr 30, 2019

MOTHerview with Dana LePage (formerly Stallard)

by Suzanne Rust

How did you know that this was the Moth story you had to tell? It’s the wildest thing that has ever happened to me! But in all seriousness, the entire way my coming out story unfolded was such a life changing experience. Telling my story with the Moth helped me process everything, and it was incredibly healing. Identity plays a big role in your story. As a Korean-born woman raised by a white family in a very white environment, you talk about hating being forced into that world, b...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Apr 16, 2019

Global Spotlight: Meet our Instructor, Kendi Ntwiga-Nderitu

by The Moth Staff

After a vigorous selection process, the Global Community Program selected and is currently training six alumni of the program to become personal storytelling instructors and also forge relationships and partnerships with local storytelling organizations in their communities. This first cohort comprises of individuals from Africa and Asia with each undergoing robust training to become Moth workshop co-instructors and potentially lead workshops as well. Among our new instructors is Kendi Ntwig...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Apr 16, 2019

Global Community Program in New Delhi

by The Moth Staff

Moth Global Community staff converged in New Delhi this March for our inaugural workshop series in New Delhi. Upon arrival, our instructors met with Global Community Instructor Trainees as well as workshop translators for training and planning. After some quick problem-solving and preparation, the team welcomed astounding advocates dealing with Tuberculosis-related issues from across the country. We held two workshops and worked with 21 participants. Our goal here, as in all of our workshops, wa...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Apr 16, 2019

The Moth Global Community Program

by The Moth Staff

The Moth's Global Community Program began in 2014 with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with the aim to develop and elevate true, personal stories from extraordinary individuals in the global south. Our workshops focus on the craft of personal storytelling, helping participants turn significant life experiences into compelling, impactful stories. The Moth’s Global Community Program conducts storytelling workshops, partnering with organizations across Afri...

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