Voices from a Black Lives Matter Protest 

On May 25, 2020 George Floyd was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis. Around the country, people left their homes in the midst of a pandemic to protest Floyd's death and the epidemic of police brutality in the USA. Here are a few voices from a protest in Boston. 

Screen Shot 2020-06-26 at 3.26.03 PM.png

Sandra Ayala's Quarantine Self-Portrait ​

Voices of Quarantine

 During the Covid-19 pandemic, some people face difficult realities, others find ways to escape.  Some have found art, connection, and opportunities in isolation. Others stumble to find their way. 

In this podcast, seventeen people share their stories of life in quarantine. Listen here 

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

This piece was produced for The Gardenia Project Podcast with Jen Dean. 

Boston Stands with Black Lives

I had the pleasure of documenting the voices of some of Boston's most prolific activists at the Boston Stands with Black Lives rally. I cleaned up the audio and compiled a playlist of all the speeches. 

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Speakers: Darneese Carnes, Lynn Currier, Rev. David Nunez, State Representative Nika Elugardo, Lucas Currier, Stephanie Everett, Rev Vernon K. Walker, Andrew Sentongo, Amber Henry, Elijah Miller, Amahl Bishara, Darrell Jones, and Jacob Urena

This week was exciting for me. My first
Perfect Strangers

The 100-Mile Wilderness is a notoriously tough stretch of the Appalachian Trail. It’s deep in the woods of Maine and is one of the longest distances thru-hikers have to navigate before reaching a town. 

In the middle of this wilderness are Bill and Linda Ware. They run a sporting camp called White House Landing, where tired hikers can get a hot meal and a shower, and spend the night in a real bed. Listen here.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
This piece was produced with Willow Belden for the podcast Out There

gardeniaproject.jendeanphoto.5016-Edit.j
Jessica, I am Enough

In just one night, Jessica's whole life was forever changed. Jessica tells the story of how EMDR therapy helped her heal from this trauma. Listen here. 

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
This piece was produced for The Gardenia Project Podcast with Jen Dean. (photo by Jen Dean) 

I Love You, Sis

In a world shaped by loss and unspoken love, one woman changes the course of her family’s emotional reality with three simple words.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
This piece was narrated and produced by me, along with Hannah Beal, Caroline Hadilaksono, Marissa Schneiderman and Kaitlyn Schwalje as part of The 24-Hour Radio Race from KCRW's Independent Producer Project. Music written and recorded by Marissa Schneiderman and Diva.

Made for This

Mackie Greene leads the Campobello Whale Rescue Team, a group of ocean experts who work like a volunteer fire department to free whales caught in fishing lines and netting.

Mackie is also a fisherman, and It’s the fishing lines that are putting the whales at risk. This is why he says he has to help, despite the danger involved with whale rescue. Last summer though, something happened that shook him and his team-- that made him question whether he wanted to commit or quit. 

The Monsters on the Wall

Bridget McAlonan is a puppeteer and a teacher. Her day job involves traveling to classrooms to talk about consent and sexual violence. After a long day of teaching, she returns to her home-studio where she uses puppetry and painting to escape.

Your Dog's Voice

If your dog could have a human voice what would it be? I went to the dog park to find out. 

  • Black LinkedIn Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon
  • Black SoundCloud Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon

© 2023 by Odam Lviran. Proudly created with Wix.com.