We had the good fortune of connecting with Ladies of Sosa and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ladies of, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
As two women with a South Sudanese podcast, we are able to utilize our platform to showcase the different perspectives and ideas of our people who are often under-represented in media. Although our experiences are unique, we’ve found that there are so many cultural parallels that resonate with people from all different backgrounds.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Our mission is to give a voice to our South Sudanese community here in the diaspora. Often we are seen, but hardly heard. As a community where most us came to the states as refugees of war, we have so much stories to tell and experiences to share. Creating this platform has been very rewarding, but also comes with challenges. Because there’s not much South Sudanese representation in media, there’s no clear blueprint to follow. What we’ve learned along the way is that our audience appreciates our humanity over perfection. It has been such an amazing experience showcasing our culture, but also connecting with so many people along the way. What makes our platform unique is that although we are speaking from the South Sudanese diaspora perspective, we’ve been able to connect with viewers from different cultures, countries, and backgrounds.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
We want to shout out the book “Women Caught in the Crossfire” that was written by Abuk Makuac and Susan Clark. Abuk is actually Sahra’s mother who is one of the co- hosts of the Ladies of Sosa. The book details the experience of women during the Sudanese civil wars that lasted for nearly 30 years, being one of Africa’s longest civil wars. Many times, during the discussion of war, the women’s experience is left out of the conversation. The book shows the dedication of women to push and advocate for peace during a bloody struggle.

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