“IF WE CAN DO IT, YOU CAN TOO!”
The brand new SAT-7 TÜRK women’s show Homemade aims to inspire female viewers all over Turkey, through a variety of creative and insightful segments.
Broadcast for two hours every weekday, Homemade is packed full of diverse, energetic live segments. Each segment is different. One segment is comprised of workshops on creating homemade crafts. Another segment involves inspiring successful Turkish women who are invited as guests to speak about their careers and their journey to success, to inspire the female audience. The show’s motto is, “If we can do it, you can too!” and its objective is to help women realise their full potential and believe they can succeed at whatever they put their minds to.
Producer Deniz Çolak says SAT-7 TÜRK wants to encourage women to develop skills and interests that will boost their confidence. Cookery, jewellery design, book recommendations, and events and theatre news are some of the topics Homemade will cover in workshops, conversations with artisans, and street interviews.
“Women in Turkey are often prevented from pursuing their aspirations because they feel insecure and lack confidence,” explains Deniz. “By including workshop segments in the program and informing viewers about social institutions, charities, and foundations that focus on the use of home materials for the creation of homemade crafts, we are broadening our audience’s horizons and helping them dream big.”
Although Turkey is a democratic, secular parliamentary republic, the role of women remains defined by an ongoing gender equality struggle. Rape, honour killings, and child marriages are still all too commonplace in contemporary Turkey. Women continue to be discriminated against in the workplace and, in some regions, in education.
“We are speaking to Turkish women who have become lawyers, doctors, psychologists, researchers,” says Deniz. “We want our audience to be inspired by these courageous women, who stand on their own two feet despite the struggles they have faced.”
The presenters and guests talk about women’s issues and give biblically inspired advice during the show. “Speaking about these issues will help us show God’s love to more people. We want to make programs, such as Homemade, available to every citizen in our country. If we can touch just one person’s life, it will have been worth it,” explains Deniz.