New Podcast Season: “Black Stories Matter”

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In alignment with the Black Lives Matter movement, season two of The TMI Project Podcast will feature nuanced stories of the Black experience in America

“White America, by choice and by ignorance, has been denied our stories and is maybe now recognizing how unhealthy that dynamic has been.

TMI Project is a nonprofit transmedia organization that believes in the power of changing the world one radically true story at a time. Recognizing the ability audio has to amplify stories that are often overlooked by mainstream media, TMI Project recently added a free quarterly podcast to its portfolio. On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, the organization will launch season 2 of The TMI Project Podcast, "Black Stories Matter." Black Stories Matter touches on themes like identity and internalized racism, gentrification and homelessness, coming of age and self love, family and forgiveness, addiction and recovery, survival and the everythingness of Blackness.

Each episode in this 12-part season will feature a personal narrative from a TMI Project storyteller focused on the “too much information” parts of their story that are usually left out due to shame, embarrassment, fear or cultural expectation. Black Stories Matter will be of particular interest to the growing Black Lives Matter movement as activists and allies continue the work of amplifying Black voices. New episodes of The TMI Project Podcast air on Wednesdays - listen to the trailer here: https://apple.co/3dJIhZ7

FROM OUR HOSTS

“White America, by choice and by ignorance, has been denied our stories and is maybe now recognizing how unhealthy that dynamic has been. Supporting the development of our stories, our truths — there’s really nothing more important to me,” said Micah, TMI Project’s Black Stories Matter co-director and workshop leader.

“Writing and then sharing my story in my first TMI Project performance in 2017 allowed me to affirm and claim an important part of my life experience. Performing with and now mentoring other groups of TMI Project workshop writers, I've found the family I always wanted: a family based on telling stories with truth, courage and compassion," said Dara Lurie, TMI Project’s Black Stories Matter co-director and workshop leader.

ABOUT TMI PROJECT

Since 2010, TMI Project has led approximately 100 true storytelling workshops and staged live performances by more than 1,800 storytellers, which have been presented to audiences of nearly 50,000 people in schools, colleges, prisons, mental health clinics, theaters, community centers and the United Nations. The culminating content – written stories, live performances, videos, and now a podcast – is accessible to an all-inclusive audience.

In 2017, TMI Project responded to the outcry for racial justice by launching Black Stories Matter, a Black-led true storytelling program where Black folks can write about, share, and reflect upon their lived experiences without having to justify, explain, or defend their truth.

The TMI Project Podcast is produced in partnership with Radio Kingston, a non-commercial platform dedicated to a vibrant, just, and healthy Kingston centered around community storytelling, artistic and musical expression, conversation and connection.

To learn more about the Black Stories Matter program, visit: https://tmiproject.org/blackstoriesmatter

To learn more about season 2 of The TMI Project Podcast, visit: https://tmiproject.org/podcast-press-kit-season-2

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