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EPISODE #7 | Maria Elena De Valle

Pronouns: She/Her

Storyteller Maria Elena De Valle participated in a TMI Project true storytelling workshop in 2015 in partnership with Gender at Work, which gathered gender activists from around the world in New York City where they workshopped their stories and presented them at the United Nations. Maria Elena wrote her story about the first strike she organized to protest the labor inequality between her and her brother.

Why do I have to go through this? Why do boys get protected and spoiled and girls have to struggle and work so hard. How come my mom doesn’t see how “Unfair” this is. What is the difference between us besides his “Pee Pee”?

Episode Notes:

This is Episode 7, Season 1 of The TMI Project Story Hour, Tragedy + Time = Comedy.

It was produced in partnership with Radio Kingson with production assistance from Ida Hakkila, Nate Brogan, Marlan Barry and Manuel Blas.



Gender at Work:

Episode Contributors:

Eva Tenuto (she/her), TMI Project Co-founder, Executive Director, & Podcast Co-host
Micah Blumenthal (he/him), TMI Project Workshop Leader & Podcast Co-host
Hayley Downs (she/her), TMI Project Story Hour Producer, Storyteller
Blake Pfeil (he/him), Operations Manager, TMI Project
Sara DeRose (she/her), External Affairs Director, TMI Project
Maria Elena De Valle (she/her), Storyteller


Storytelling Prompt:

Write about the first time you stood up for what you believed in.

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