Toilet Talks Podcast
By Gabi Palermo
Toilet Talks is a podcast inspired by the fact that my friends and I have a range of conversations in the bathroom at school. We always hang out in the bathroom because it is the one way we can all be together and just talk. In this podcast, my friends and I talk about what it’s like to go to high school in NYC. I think this podcast represents my best work in the program this year because it shows how I have explored different ways to produce my writing.
The idea of this project came from me and my friends always having deep or funny conversations with each other in the bathroom at our school. I figured that we might as well record a podcast because we all have such different personalities, which would make a podcast really dynamic. I used Anchor to record and edit the podcast and Canva to make the promotional image. I found it difficult to edit on the Anchor app because I had never done audio editing like this before. Through making this podcast, I realized that I actually like making podcasts and sharing my ideas in a more relaxed way.
Meet the Pair
MENTEE GABI PALERMO & MENTOR KATE MULLEY
Gabi’s Anecdote: Kate has been my mentor for the past three years and I could not have asked for a better mentor. This year has been very stressful because I have been applying to colleges, but Kate has been there with me to help me through this process. I feel like our relationship has become stronger throughout this past year and we have made really great memories with each other. One moment that really stands out to me was when Kate and I went to see The Cher Show on Broadway last year. I feel like this experience was really great for us because we got to have a fun experience with each other and become closer. Kate has been such an amazing person to have in my life, and even as I leave Girls Write Now, I know that I will always stay in touch with Kate.
Kate’s Anecdote: It has been an absolute joy to spend time with Gabi as she has grown as a writer, advocate, and activist over the last three years. While I’m thrilled to see her go off to her top-choice college in the fall, I know I’ll miss our weekly meetings. I can only hope that at the very least she’ll continue to text me to let me know what new music I should be listening to.
Gabi Palermo is a class of 2020 Girls Write Now mentee based in New York, NY.