Brains, Beauty, and Brawn: Stories of Girlhood - Sandra Kimokoti

“I said ,'Look at me! I have big biceps too,' and one of my brothers turned to me and said. 'Who told you girls with muscles are beautiful?'”

Photo by Emma Nzioka

Brains, Beauty, and Brawn: Stories of Girlhood

In this hour, moxie, grit, and growing up. Stories of the strength, both physical and mental, of young women. Hosted by The Moth's Executive Producer Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Sandra Kimokoti feels conflicted over her physical strength.

Wanjiru Kibera goes off the path in the Kenyan wilderness.

Gabrielle Shelton tries to find work as a welder.

Catherine Smyka and her male friend have the same taste in women.

Christal Brown finds a connection to her father through dance


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07:32
Beauty In Brawn

by Sandra Kimokoti

Sandra Kimokoti feels conflicted over her physical strength.

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05:30
Between a Rock and a Hard Place

by Wanjiru "ciru" Kibera

Wanjiru Kibera goes off the path in the Kenyan wilderness.

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06:09
Persistence

by Gabrielle Shelton

Gabrielle Shelton tries to find work as a welder.

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05:52
Same Taste in Women

by Catherine Smyka

Catherine Smyka and her male friend have the same taste in women.

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10:09
The Muck and the Mire

by Christal Brown

Christal Brown finds a connection to her father through dance.

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Extras From This Episode

Sandra Kimokoti

Sandra Kimokoti Podcast 533 Extra 1

Sandra Kimokoti charges down the field.

Wanjiru Kibera

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