Episode 28: Our Moment, My Role

These are some heavy times, people. Momentous times. The kind of times that tell us—if we’re ready to listen—who we are, why we are, and what we need to do.

Our new friend Monique John, a Report for America journalist with WCPO/9 News, is asking all the big questions today, and we’re here for it.

“I decided to be that one person to make a difference, to be that one person to show a different perspective,” Joyeuse Muhorakeye says. “You don’t have to do what everyone else is doing. You can do your own things, and that’s why I’m here. I’m going to do me.”

Monique John and Joyeuse Muhorakeye at Elementz

The podcasters:

  • Noah Hawes (host), of Elementz
  • Monique John, WCPO 9 News/Report for America
  • Joyeuse Muhorakeye, Aiken H.S./Democracy & Me intern
  • Chloe Dixon, Madiera H.S./Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s Tellus Zine

Look for a full-length video version of this episode on the Elementz YouTube channel.

And RSVP here for a free ,online digital-storytelling workshop for teens with Monique John, 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, hosted by Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s Tellus Zine:


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