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The She Said Project and Illinois Public Media launch new podcast

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Kerry Rossow, co-founder of The She Said Project and National Director Jenette Jurczyk in the WILL Radio studios. The She Said Project

The She Said Project is partnering with Illinois Public Media to launch The She Said Project Podcast featuring weekly episodes sharing the stories from live She Said shows with a larger audience for even greater impact. The podcast is hosted by Kerry Rossow, co-founder of The She Said Project, and National Director Jenette Jurczyk.

The She Said Project is dedicated to raising women’s voices through the power of storytelling. Since 2013, they have been producing live shows in the Champaign-Urbana community known as “That’s What She Said.” Each live show features women from the community bravely sharing a personal story on stage before hundreds of women in the audience. The result is a powerful, yet intimate experience where real live stories have the power to inspire emotion and human connection.

 “We know that the stories shared onstage at That’s What She Said have had an impact on the women in each audience,“ shared Jenette Jurczyk, who just directed the first ever show in the Bloomington-Normal community. “As That’s What She Said continues to launch in more communities across the state and the nation, we will have an opportunity to share these performances from different cities through the podcast and impact women everywhere.” 

The first season of The She Said Project Podcast—sponsored by Sterling Wealth Management—will include ten episodes in total, with a new episode released every Friday starting October 11, 2019.

“Women’s voices are not just being heard. Women’s voices are changing the world,” were the lines spoken by Kerry Rossow during the opening of the 2019 show at The Virginia Theatre in Champaign. The first season features women who have appeared on stage during That’s What She Said events in Champaign-Urbana from 2013 through 2019. 

The She Said Project Podcast was created in partnership with Illinois Public Media (WILL-TV, AM 580, FM 90.9, and digital). Illinois Public Media not only provided studio space and audio engineering for the recording of season one, it’s also honored to host the launch of the podcast on their website and help bring it to a wider audience.

“Public media is always striving to provide a platform for diverse voices and experiences to be heard, so when Jenette approached us with the idea of creating a podcast featuring women from our community sharing their own personal stories and experiences on a variety of topics affecting women today, Illinois Public Media was eager to help make that happen,” said Lillie Duncanson, director of broadcast operations at Illinois Public Media.

Episodes can be streamed directly from both the Illinois Public Media (will.illinois.edu/shesaid) and the She Said Project (www.shesaidproject.com) websites. Listeners are also encouraged to subscribe wherever they podcast.