Gemma Cairney, multi-award-winning broadcaster (BBC 1xtra), Author of the book ‘Open: A toolkit for how magic and messed up life can be, and founder of a production company called Boom Shakalaka.
In today’s episode we discussed growing up with a dual heritage; developing your identity in the public eye; the benefits of her debut book ‘Open’; and some of the stories that made her the amazing woman she – stories like ’The Faraway Tree book series, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Interviewing Grace Jones, to name but a few.
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On today’s episode, Josh Rivers founder of the platform Busy Being Black, which is a podcast (for now) that centres the stories of Black & Brown Queer people thriving at the intersections of their identities.
Josh shares some of the stories that have made an impact on him, from Oprah, Matthew Shepherd, Bayard Rustin, and much more. And, if you were to Google Josh Rivers, you’ll note he’s very public dismal from Gay Times on the front page – so yes, we talk about his and specifically the positive lessons that came from this.
Visit http://www.busybeingblack.com to keep up to date with all the good work Josh is doing. And, if you’d like to feature on our podcast then please get in touch via social media (@blacticulate) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christina Moore, former BBC (Radio 4 and World Service) producer, and now the founder of Don’t Skip Media – an audio production and training company that helps people turn their talent and skills into audio content. She joins us in the studio to share how and why she started her new venture so guys if you’re in the space to start something new then do visit Don’t Skip Media.
Reya El-Salahi, a Journalist, Reporter and Presenter, who’s worked for the BBC, This American Life, London Live, to name but a few renown broadcast platforms, joined us in the studio to discuss how she became a Journalist, but more specifically why it was important that she did.
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In the studio, we have Bami Kuteyi, founder of Bam Bam Boogie a community that aims to form fearless women around the world through innovative dance fitness practices such as ‘Twerk After Work’. She talks about finding her identity and confidence via dancing, and of the course stories and memories that had a big impact on her life.
You can find Bami on the following:
- Instagram: @bambam_boogie/@twerkafterwork
- Twitter: @bambam_boogie
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In today’s episode, we have Monikah Lee a presenter and host of Talks with Monikah Lee. She joins us simply to share her journey alongside the stories that have made the biggest impact on her life, so far, and why she built ‘Talks with Monika Lee’ – a conversation platform, which tackles the unspoken topics within our community.
Monikah Lee can be found on:
Spotify: Talks with Monikah Lee