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Chhavi Sachdev
Podcaster and Independent Radio Producer/Reporter
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Tuesday, 26 March 2019

(Older) Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves

All hail a new podcast called Pay Attention Little Sister. It's a new series for women, featuring women over 55 who share their experiences and stories to gird each other up.  The show is hosted by the beautifully spoken Jane Evans, who started The Uninvisibility Project for women to "stand in their power" – against ageism, especially – after she found that her accumulated professional experience didn't stack up against the men in her peer group; as they thrived, she noticed, women with the same chops were being edged out. 

"Since time immemorial, once a woman has raised her children she has no further use to society. She is expected to disappear."

Evans refused. Evans' blog has interviews with some really incredible women (including Cindy Gallop, the founder of MakeLoveNotPorn) but the podcasts are still being released. In the first episode, since she couldn't interview herself, Evans tells her story and the idea behind the PALS podcast to her friend Cara. They take an hour to talk about women's (career) rhythms, motherhood, retirement funds and pensions, and how hard it was for Evans to find a job, any job, as she got older. They also explore the goals of the Uninvisibility project, how older women are trying to help each other out legally and professionally, and how younger women could benefit from not only older mentors (pals, really) but also advice on planning ahead.

The tone of the show really is big sisterly and I found it very interesting, even laugh-out-loud-funny at points. Evans is a wonderful presence and I think this series is going to be really good, given such a strong kick off point! 

(Older) Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves
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