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Kamilah Kashanie

Kamilah Kashanie

Reporter, multimedia producer, host
Member since 2019

Where are you based and what do you do?

I'm based in Brooklyn, NY, where I was born and raised. I'm currently a Production Assistant at StoryCorps and I'm also the host of a podcast called Feeling My Flo which is a podcast about menstruation and a production of Lantigua-Williams & Co.

A piece of yours (in any medium!) that you would like to share?

A produced piece that I'm especially fond of is an episode of Feeling My Flo that features my mom. It was the first time that I got to interview my mom, and give her a close up look at what I do. It was also a really intimate conversation for us to have and we hadn't done it before. It can be found here.

What draws you to storytelling?

So many things pull me into wanting to tell stories, especially through audio. What stands out to me is that since I'm a younger millennial, I grew up submerged in media when it was morphing and evolving in a bunch of different ways. I had the beauty of being young during a renaissance of Black culture that was happening on TV in the 90s and early 2000s. I saw a bunch of different kinds of Black people all the time, and I had no idea at the time how special that was. When I got older and got into audio, I didn't see that same diversity of story and I wanted to give kids growing up today the same kind of access to different kinds of people and stories that I had.

What’s playing on your radio/audio streaming service right now?

The Code Switch podcast has always been a favorite of mine. I'm also a huge fan of Thirst Aid Kit and recommend it to all of my friends. 

Hard-at-work-on-a-project snack of choice?

Dark chocolate thin Reese's cups. No question. I always have a whole bag in my desk at work.