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Welcome! You've been added to the Group Chat. A space where we share the personal and professional experiences of women in their 20s and 30s -- to demystify certain concepts, find assurance and inspiration for our own journeys forward.

Hosted by Sheshadri Kottearachchi.
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Make Money Moves: On A Budget

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Break the Cycle: Youth Peacebuilders
Break the Cycle: Youth Peacebuilders
In collaboration with UNESCO MGIEP In today's episode, we find ourselves in conversation with Anojitha Sivaskeran, the Diana Award-winning Sri Lankan youth peacebuilder. We talk about life during the final stages of a civil conflict, her experiences working with young communities on social cohesion and her work as a global youth ambassador for peace. You can follow her updates on Twitter. 
36:58
October 31, 2021
Make Money Moves: On A Budget
Make Money Moves: On A Budget
Blogger, hiker and soon-to-be-yoga-guru, Senashia Ekanayake, is putting her money where her mouth is to talk about spending, saving and stressing less over finances as a young person. She talks about blogging her money habits, disregarding the taboo of discussing finances and how anyone can be a smart saver. Link to Senashia's blog: Seniinthebox – #ThinkSunny
42:26
September 26, 2021
Sex-positive activism in Sri Lanka
Sex-positive activism in Sri Lanka
In this episode, we speak to Nadeesha Paulis, period-cup advocate, educator and sexuality activist gives us an insight into the darker side of being a sex-positive personality online. We talk about unsolicited pictures, cat-calling and a life-time of sharing the harsh realities of harassment and misinformation online.  
37:52
September 12, 2021
Overachieving: is it worth it?
Overachieving: is it worth it?
In this episode, we speak to Ashanee Kottage, an undergraduate at the Georgetown University and all-rounder-extraordinaire about identifying as an overachiever: the pros, the cons and the expectations thrust upon high-performing women.
32:39
August 29, 2021
The reality of life at a Covid-19 facility
The reality of life at a Covid-19 facility
In this episode, we speak to Dr. Pasansi Wijeyananda about her experience working at the Specialized Treatment Centre for Covid-19 in Welikanda, Sri Lanka. We talk about the daily routines at a Covid-19 ward, fears, frustrations and why we are collectively responsible in curbing the spread of the virus across Sri Lanka.
34:37
August 15, 2021