Carolyne Zinko takes us to Mongolia to meet an 11-year-old eagle hunter

by Linda Hubbard on August 22, 2022

Women are breaking barriers and making changes on feminist fronts around the globe — including Mongolia, a nation of three million nomads. In a remote village called Sagsai, a handful of girls in a nomadic Muslim community are charting new territory by joining the traditionally male sport of eagle hunting. At the same time, some indigenous women are shedding customary homemaker roles to create tourism initiatives that benefit, rather than exploit, their communities.

On Wednesday, Aug. 24, Menlo Park’s Carolyne Zinko, an editorial director at Alphy, a new app for women, talks with Marinel de Jesus, founder of Equity Global Treks. The focus: Marinel’s newest immersive summer camp in Mongolia that brings tourists to a remote village to teach children English and to soak up culture with villagers and the region’s famous eagle hunters, including champion Aimoldir Dayanbek, an 11-year-old girl.

The 30-minute talk takes place in the Alphy app, available for free download in the App Store and Google Play.

The app contains journalistic stories, live and recorded talks, job listings, and an AI communications strengthening tool.

AlphyTalks are accessible for free during a two-week trial period after downloading the app. 

Afterward, AlphyTalks (both live and recorded) are available under a Premium subscription ($9.99/month.)

Photo courtesy of Marinel de Jesus

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