Women’s Experience Explored on Radio

Iram Anjum host of Being Women

Every woman deserves to be appreciated and encouraged. That’s the thinking behind new radio programme and podcast Being Women, on OAR FM Dunedin.

Iram Anjum settled in Dunedin with her husband and year-old son in September 2019. Her experience of relocating from India, balancing the transition into work while raising a child, was the subject of an episode of another OAR FM show, Migrant Motherhood.

Ms Anjum said the conversation on motherhood sparked an idea to create a series that further explored her Indian culture, climate, food, art, and fashion through discussion with other women, who could compare and contrast their own experiences and values.

“The show is also about what it means to be a woman in the 21st Century, throwing some light on the different roles of a mother, a partner, a wife, a daughter or a friend.

“And if you are a working woman, how do you toggle between work and your home responsibilities? We’ll talk about that.”

Making a radio show was also an opportunity for Ms Anjum to further develop her communication skills.

“As a speaker of Hindi and Urdu, gaining more confidence in the English language, meeting people and making new friends is really great for me.”

Being Women airs every second Tuesday at 10am on OAR 105.4FM and 1575AM.