Ryerson MEP student Mai Ngo wins Femmy Award
Congratulations to Ryerson MEP student Mai Ngo who was a recipient of a 2018 Femmy Award for her pioneering work on The Birth Talks Podcast!!
The Birth Talks, which is currently running its third season, is a podcast which strives to advance gender equity through the lens of intersectional feminism and reproductive justice.
In one of the recent episodes Mai discusses how she started The Birth Talks to help address gaps in midwifery and other birth work environments. Mai also mentions that the podcast is actually made out of her closet in her home. The Birth Talks features interviews with a variety of birth workers and new parents who speak from their own perspectives about their work and lived experiences.
We are continually amazed at the incredible work that our students are doing in the community and Mai's work is a great example of someone seeing a need for change and working to make it happen.
Mai was honoured this year as one of five Femmy award recipients. For ten years, the Femmy Awards have honoured Ottawa-area feminists for their outstanding contributions to feminism under the categories of frontline service provision, thought leadership, arts and media, advocacy and youth.
Interested in learning more about The Birth Talks? Here is a link to their website: https://www.thebirthtalks.com/#the-birth-talks
Check out the podcast and learn something new about reproductive justice.