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Make Melonade

Make Melonade

By Becks Turner
When life gives you lemons, make Melonade! Life gave me dyslexia and over time I’ve learnt to appreciate the strengths in learning differently. Melonade is a series of podcasts where I will be chatting with lots of people about neurodiversity, their experiences and their thoughts on how education can be improved and arts importance in society.
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When life gives you melons, make melonade! An Introduction.

Make Melonade

When life gives you melons, make melonade! An Introduction.

Make Melonade

Make Melonade: chatting with Cara Withers
Cara Withers is a dyslexic actor and theatre maker. They are going to be performing in Melonade with me, so catch us both at Vault Festival 18-19 March. In this episode, we discuss our experience of being dyslexic at school and how this now impacts our work life.
March 14, 2020
Make Melonade: chatting with Kit Redstone
Kit Redstone is a neurodiverse artist and award winning UK trans writer. In this episode we talk about their show Passengers which is at Vault Festival 19-22 Mar 2020. Kit has a mild form of Dissociative Identity Disorder, we how this has inspired Passengers and what it is like creating work with this neurodiversity.
March 10, 2020
Make Melonade: chatting with Jamie Oliphant
Jamie is a comedian and a teaching assistant at SEND schools. In this episode we talk about his show, The Oliphant in the Room and his experience of working with neurodiverse students, cuts to funding effecting SEND schools and how important it is to teach about wellbeing.
February 25, 2020
Make Melonade with Vijay Patel
In this episode I am speaking with neurodiverse performance artist Vijay Patel about why it’s important to be making work about neurodiversity and his new show Sometimes I Leave.
February 18, 2020
Make Melonade: chatting with neurodiverse performance artist Daniel Oliver
In this episode I talk to Daniel Oliver about his practise, being dyspraxia and our views on disability and neurodiversity.
February 3, 2019
Make Melonade: chatting with Pauline who works as a learning support tutor for neurodiverse students
Speaking with Pauline, who works as a dyslexia support tutor at my uni about neurodiversity and the help offered to students in higher education.
January 21, 2019
Make Melonade: chatting with my mum about me a dyslexic child
In this episode I’m talking with my mum about when she noticed I was dyslexic and how she helped me to deal with it. We also explore my experience throughout education and our love of the arts and the importance it has in education. I had a cold when we recorded this so bare with me and merry Christmas!
December 16, 2018
Make Melonade: Speaking with Clare Gibbs about diagnosis and exams.
In this podcast, I’m talking with my house mate and good friend about our experience of exams and when we where diagnosed with dyslexia. Let me know your thoughts!
December 2, 2018
When life gives you melons, make melonade! An Introduction.
This is an introduction to my podcast, Melonade. Where I will have conversations with some amazing people about their experience of being neurodiverse. I will also be speaking with a variety of people about their thoughts on the term neurodiversity and how education can change to support neurological differences.
December 2, 2018