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Thank you for visiting our Mother's Day Appreciation Collection. We are pleased that you and a loved one are considering participating. It can take as few as 10 minutes to record your interview, so let's get started!

Directions are below, and if you have any questions email us at info@blackfemaleproject.org.

Listen to sample interview.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who can I interview?
Your mother, daughter, aunt, grandmother, niece, friend or another woman in your life who you'd like to honor.

Is there a strict interview format?
There are guidelines for the interview. The conversation can flow freely. You can return to our interview questions anytime to get the conversation back on track.

When will my interview go live on the BlackFemaleProject Archive?
It may take up to 72 hours for your story to go live on our Soundcloud playlist.


Listen to sample interview.


THE EASIEST WAY TO PARTICIPATE

The simplest way to participate is to record your interview using your phone’s voice recorder. Once recorded, send an email to info@blackfemaleproject.org along with:

  1. AUDIO file (make sure the file is attached)

  2. Participant NAMES

  3. PHOTO of participants together

  4. SUMMARY or SHORT DESCRIPTION of your interview

  5. Three KEY WORDS that describe your interview (i.e. mother, passion, purpose, black women, medical, etc.)

Once we receive all five elements mentioned above, we may decide to upload the file and photo to our podcast Mother's Day Appreciation Collection playlist on  Soundcloud.


HOW TO CONDUCT THE INTERVIEW

  • Decide who is asking the questions and who is being interviewed.

  • In the introduction be sure to say:

    • YOUR NAME

    • AGE (if desired)

    • CITY, STATE, COUNTRY

  • Take a photo together before or after the interview

  • Record using your phone’s voice recorder and send photo and audio recording to info@blackfemaleproject.org and we will upload the interview for you

*RELEASE: By submitting your audio file you agree to share your name, voice, photo, likeness, etc. with BlackFemaleProject and its partners for promotional and marketing use.


INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS for Daughter/Young Woman to ask Mother/Elder Woman

Questions below offered in the context of preparing Black women for the realities of the work world:

  • What does it mean to you to thrive professionally?

  • How did your parents prepare you for the work world? (If they didn’t, why not?)

  • How do you compare the experience of women in the workplace today vs. when you began your career?

  • What is the most valuable lesson that you’ve learned about navigating racism and/or sexism at work?

  • How do you feel as I ask you these questions?

  • What are your hopes for me/your daughter and/or other Black women today, professionally?

  • Is there anything you’ve always wanted to say to me?

 

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS for Mother/Elder Woman to ask Daughter/Young Woman

Questions below offered in the context of preparing Black women for the realities of the work world:

  • What does it mean to you to thrive professionally?

  • What would you do if you were not being paid? What do you dream about?

  • Who is an inspiration to you today? Why?

  • As you think about me and other elders in your life, what are your hopes for us?

  • Professionally, is there anything that you have learned on your own that you wish I, or someone else, had told you?

  • How do you feel right now?

  • Is there anything you’ve always wanted to say to me that you’d like to share now?

 

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS for MOTHERS and DAUGHTERS who are INTERVIEWED by FRIENDS and FAMILY

Questions below offered in the context of preparing Black women for the realities of the work world:

  • What have you learned from your mother/daughter that has helped you thrive professionally?

  • Is there a phrase or expression that you picked up from your mother/daughter and find yourself sharing with others?

  • How does your relationship with your mother/daughter impact your career path? (In terms of types of work, approach to work, etc.)

  • How has your mother/daughter relationship shaped your identity as a professional woman?

  • What’s a point of pride for you in regard to your mother/daughter’s professional accomplishments?

  • Is there anything you’ve always wanted to say to your mother/daughter but never had the chance?