Episode #103

Why your Voice Matters

00:14:50 minutes long
audio file size: 20.8 mb
  • 103. Why your Voice Matters 00:00

The fear of speaking in a second language or in public can be crippling.
That knot that pushes your words further down into your chest. Do you know it?

We often think about these things as if they are OUR OWN issues.
OUR problems, OUR English.
But what if English is just a manifestation of something bigger that prevents us from speaking?
What if our tendency to mute ourselves is not just English but something generational, that unless we break the chain, we will keep passing it onward?

In this podcast I share with you some of the struggles I’ve been facing recently around creating content during uncertain times, and how I found inspiration in an unexpected place – My ancestors.

I recorded this podcast, after listening to Amanda Gorman’s Ted talk called Using Your Voice is a Political Choice.
Watch it here: https://bit.ly/3bcuKbz

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9 Responses

  1. Amazing speech. Honesty is your strength!
    I would like to share with you something. Something that has shaken me terribly in recent days. Legendary Serbian singer Djordje Balasevic has died after contracting the corona virus. He was 66-year-old, he was also a poet (author of his songs) and singer. He was a poet with an attitude. Because of that, he had remained popular across the former Yugoslavia after the breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s. When Yugoslavia disintegrated in the ethnic wars in the early 1990s, Balasevic openly opposed the nationalism that fueled the conflicts.
    His songs were about love, about peace. His songs also talk about customs in Vojvodina, the place where he grown up. He had anti-war and pacifist position that is present in many songs, concert speeches, and interviews. In the times after the breakup of Yugoslavia, he was the first to give concerts in other parts of the former Yugoslavia. Despite all the events, all wars that were on these places, people gladly accepted him.
    Day before yesterday, the citizens of Novi Sad said goodbye to their Pannonian sailor (that’s what we called him) on the quay on the Danube. That evening my husband and I were there to say goodbye to him. Lanterns were released from the Petrovaradin fortress while musicians played saxophones on boats. It was dignified and sad.
    Love Tatjana MM

  2. I really love your story and thanks for sharing it to us
    I just want to say that I love your voice🥰🥰
    If I have free time I will listen your voice whole day
    Thanks good teacher

  3. You are the most professional and attractive 💜☺️ teacher in English. Thanks a lot for your maner of speaking and way of intopritation. I’m proud of you 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏!!!!

  4. I love the way you convey your ideas. You transmit passion, feelings, intensity.

    “nobody can take away your voice….”

    “the choice to be heard it is the most political act…”

    ” I might have amount of hope on which to stand…”

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