For the first podcast episode of 2022, we met Eglė in their room in Chicago to talk about the power of bold protest and the absence of LGBTQ voices in the Lithuanian-American community.
"I did it not just for myself but for every queer Lithuanian person."
This episode kicks off the series of conversations with global Lithuanians on their work to inspire progressive changes in Lithuanian society, even when they don't live there physically.
We called this series Rethinking Lithuania to challenge the traditional narrative of what defines us as a community. These conversations are held by Karolis Vyšniauskas, one of NARA's editors, who's currently studying journalism masters in New York University.