Dispatches from the Moth

2019

Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Aug 19, 2019

Honoring World Humanitarian Day 2019

by The Moth Staff

In our latest playlist, we're honoring World Humanitarian Day 2019. These storytellers — who are champions for humanitarian aid — come from The Moth's Global Community program.From advocating for people affected by HIV/AIDS, running for elected office, and rebalancing the ecosystem, these individuals demonstrate the spirit needed for to make lasting change. @media screen and (max-width: 600px) { #prideplaylist { width: 350px; } ...

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

Playlist: The Moth Celebrates International Friendship Day 2019!

by The Moth Staff

In this playlist, we're paying homage to the lifelong buddy, the ride-or-die, the one who lends an ear, or a shoulder to cry on, to help see us through the worst. We're celebrating the International Day of Friendship, July 30, as established by the United Nations in 2011. From sneaking out to see concerts, to connecting with a death row inmate, or sharing tastes in romantic partners, true friendship spans time, space, culture, and class, and can pave the way to a brighter world. We ho...

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

The MOTHerview with Storyteller Ritija Gupta

by Suzanne Rust

How did you know that this was the Moth story you had to tell? I felt honored that this story of longing and connection, both to romantic love and familial love, had some real value to others. Wherever there is space to connect with people, especially about something that encourages me to be vulnerable and introspective, I feel really drawn to it, and the Moth team and audience are absolutely amazing at creating that space. It sounds like you had be...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jul 03, 2019

Global Spotlight: Meet our Instructor, Masooma Ranalvi

by The Moth Staff

After a vigorous selection process, The Moth’s Global Community Program selected six talented alumni to become potential instructors for its workshop programs in the Global South. This first cohort includes individuals from Africa and Asia who are currently undergoing a robust training process to become teachers of the craft of true personal storytelling. The newest addition to this remarkable group is Masooma Ranalvi, a social activist who, in addition to her time with The Moth, works as a ...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jun 26, 2019

The Moth Celebrates Pride—Listen to Our New Playlist!

by The Moth Staff

This week, The Moth celebrates Pride Month, and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots with a bold range of stories that explore the diversity of the LGBTQIA+ experience in this special playlist. From stories of love, loss, identity and everything in between, we hope you laugh, cry and connect with these 11 storytellers as they shine a light on the wide spectrum of queer identity. For more, listen to our Pride-focused podcast, Pride 2019: Celebrating Stonewall 50, out this Friday, June 2...

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