“For Ama” is an immersive Namibian storytelling series that explores the topic of healing through different women’s life stories and experiences. The series addresses the topic of healing through various life stories, from elders to young women and women from different economic and cultural backgrounds. We have so much to learn from each other’s stories.
Episode 2: Running Away From Home
Girls that run away from home are sometimes seen as misguided and rebellious. But often, we don’t take into consideration what these girls are running from.
Today, we listen to a conversation with a Pastor in Windhoek. Now in her 40s, she reflects on what running away from home was like in her early teens. In a complex story of domestic violence, faith, and street life, we learn what it really means to choose your own path.
(Content warning: this episode includes descriptions of violence. Please listen with care.)
Amara Evering is a radio journalist, writer, and storyteller. She has worked as a producer and writer for the award-winning radio station, WPFW FM and is a recipient of the Alice Rowan Swanson Fellowship. She’s been recognized for her coverage of the experiences of Black women and girls, international movements, and often untold history. In 2022, she worked in partnership with Sister Namibia and the Alice Rowan Swanson Fellowship to create the “For Ama” series. Read more about her fellowship experience on her website.