Azad Lab (Free To Speak) is a show that discusses issues that are often sidelined by the mainstream but that cause much disruption and anxiety among young people like masculinity, caste etc.Producer Hemlata is 16 and studies in the local Government school student. She is shy but opinionated and strong willed. She loves to read.
Episode 2: Jeans aur Batamizzi
This episode has FreeDem trainees Hemlata and Komal discussing on why a girl’s choice of clothing is a point of debate even today while also sharing their own experiences on how they are judged by some of their own community people on wearing jeans.
Azad Lab is one of 6 shows produced as part of the Free/Dem Community Podcasts, the online avatar of the Freedem WhatsApp Radio run by community members of Tajpur Pahadi and other urban slums in and around Delhi. The shows are built around ideas of gender equity, love, freedom of expression, human rights and justice. Through the podcasts, community members discuss as well as share their lived realities. They are produced under Ideosync's FREE/DEM initiative, which provides marginalized communities - especially women and migrants - a platform to amplify their narratives and stories using audio and video.