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Moisturise Your Elbows

Moisturise Your Elbows

By Dammy Sokale
Moisturise Your Elbows is a podcast full of unsolicited advice and opinions from your host: Dammy. You name it, Dammy has something to say about it...such as whether or not you should moisturise your elbows (spoiler alert: you should!)

From popular culture to politics and current affairs to relationships and dating. Each weekly episode will leave you feeling energised, make you laugh and provide an insightful take-away.

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20: Appropriation vs Appreciation (PART 2)
How can we avoid cultural appropriation? There isn’t a mathematical equation that can tell you what will or will not always amount to cultural appropriation but in this episode, I talk through some of my top tips and things we should all keep in mind to avoid appropriating and to build a foundation of cultural exchange and appreciation.  #MoisturiseYourElbows is a weekly podcast where your host, Dammy Sokale, gives her unsolicited advice and opinions. Sit back, relax and don’t forget to moisturise your elbows ….
21:35
March 12, 2021
19: Appropriation vs Appreciation (PART 1)
What is the difference between cultural appropriation and appreciation? This is a question that I get asked a lot so in this episode I discuss the context of appropriation, why it is an issue and talk through several scenarios and give some practical examples to really try and draw out the difference. This episode is in two parts. Part 2 will delve further into some top tips for avoiding cultural appropriation. #MoisturiseYourElbows is a weekly podcast where your host, Dammy Sokale, gives her unsolicited advice and opinions. Sit back, relax and don’t forget to moisturise your elbows ….
31:45
March 12, 2021
18: Sounds like a you problem
Should we be responsible for other people's feelings? In this week's episode, I discuss why having empathy should not be synonymous with responsibility, the danger of pseudo victims and cognitive dissonance and provide advice on ways to reclaim your boundaries, acknowledge how you feel and stand up for yourself more.  #MoisturiseYourElbows is a weekly podcast where your host, Dammy Sokale, gives her unsolicited advice and opinions. Sit back, relax and don’t forget to moisturise your elbows...
31:15
March 05, 2021
17: The blacker the berry
What is colourism and why is it important? In this episode, I discuss some of the issues dark skinned black people face, the importance of representation, the prevalence of light-skinned privilege including a whistle stop overview of the history its rooted in and offer some top tips for how we can all tackle the issues raised by colourism.  #MoisturiseYourElbows is a weekly podcast where your host, Dammy Sokale, gives her unsolicited advice and opinions. Sit back, relax and don’t forget to moisturise your elbows …
21:30
February 26, 2021
16: Debunking body positivity
How can we have a better relationship with our body? In this week's episode, I am joined again by my sister Yossy, and we open up about some of the issues we have struggled with, consider the idea of body responsibility and body neutrality and offer our top tips for navigating toxic body positivity and in the process, loving ourselves more. This episode is slightly longer than usual as there was so much to cover, it's not one to be missed! #MoisturiseYourElbows is a weekly podcast where your host, Dammy Sokale, gives her unsolicited advice and opinions. Sit back, relax and don’t forget to moisturise your elbows ….
44:15
February 19, 2021
15: Beyond billable hours
How do you create a better work/life balance? What is life like beyond "billable hours"? i.e. when you stop focusing solely on the amount of hours of your day that can be billed for or is 100% productive. In this week's episode, I am joined by my friend and colleague, Mary Hughes, and we talk about our experience in the legal sector and give some of our top tips for maintaining good health and wellbeing.  #MoisturiseYourElbows is a weekly podcast where your host, Dammy Sokale, gives her unsolicited advice and opinions. Sit back, relax and don’t forget to moisturise your elbows ….
31:00
February 12, 2021
14: The bar is on the floor
How do we move from a scarcity mindset to one of abundance? In this highly requested episode, I delve into the world of modern day dating and provide insight and top tips that are widely applicable to other areas of life. With the headline messages of "if they wanted to, they would" and "know your value and add tax", this no filter discussion is definitely not to be missed.  #MoisturiseYourElbows is a weekly podcast where your host, Dammy Sokale, gives her unsolicited advice and opinions. Sit back, relax and don’t forget to moisturise your elbows…
33:10
February 05, 2021
13: Privacy vs Secrecy
Am I a private person, or am I just secretive? This week I am joined again by my sister, Ayo, and we discuss the difference between privacy and secrecy and offer our top tips for being  “authentic” while maintaining boundaries. #MoisturiseYourElbows is a weekly podcast where your host, Dammy Sokale, gives her unsolicited advice and opinions. Sit back, relax and don’t forget to moisturise your elbows …
31:19
January 29, 2021
12: Woke washing
How can you go from woke washing or surface level solidarity to effective allyship? This episode explores the rise of "woke washing" where big societal issues and causes, so called "wokeness", are used for sales and personal agendas.  I explore some of the issues with the current state of affairs and offer my top tips for the future! #MoisturiseYourElbows is a weekly podcast where your host, Dammy, gives her unsolicited advice and opinions. Sit back, relax and don’t forget to moisturise your elbows …
22:44
January 22, 2021
11: Maybe She's Born With It
Are the most successful people just born with talent? Or is hard work the key differentiator? Season 2 is back with a bang jumping right into the debate of hard work versus natural born talent.  #MoisturiseYourElbows is a weekly podcast where your host, Dammy, gives her unsolicited advice and opinions. Sit back, relax and don’t forget to moisturise your elbows ….
23:16
January 15, 2021
10: The Everyday Racist
What does racism look like in 2020? This week I took on the mammoth task of discussing the topic of what I like to call "everyday racism". I reflect on the backlash to Sainsbury's recent Christmas advert featuring a black family, offer some insight on the potential rationale behind it and explore the issue of microaggressions.... #MoisturiseYourElbows is a weekly podcast where your host, Dammy, gives her unsolicited advice and opinions. Sit back, relax and don’t forget to moisturise your elbows ….
26:30
November 27, 2020
09: Burning bridges
Is it okay to cancel a friend? Should we be able to burn the bridges in our lives? This episode discusses the pros and cons to it and offers some alternative approaches to use before setting bridges on fire! #MoisturiseYourElbows is a weekly podcast where your host, Dammy Sokale, gives her unsolicited advice and opinions. Sit back, relax and don’t forget to moisturise your elbows ….
26:30
November 20, 2020
08: Our school selves
Do our experiences at school impact our future selves? This week I am joined again by my sister, Ayo, and we reflect on our time at school and how they have shaped who we are today and offer some tips on how to ensure this impact is as positive as possible.  #MoisturiseYourElbows is a weekly podcast where your host, Dammy Sokale, gives her unsolicited advice and opinions. Sit back, relax and don’t forget to moisturise your elbows...
23:30
November 13, 2020
07: Alone vs Lonely
Are there things that you can't or shouldn't do by yourself? Is there a difference between aloneness and loneliness? This episode discusses some of the benefits of spending time by yourself and some ways to become better at it... #MoisturiseYourElbows is a weekly podcast where your host, Dammy Sokale, gives her unsolicited advice and opinions. Sit back, relax and don’t forget to moisturise your elbows
30:20
November 06, 2020
06: The rise of the "other" guy
Why do we find it easier to acknowledge problems in the world when there is someone else to point our fingers at? This episode explores the rise of the "other" guy and why a lot of problems are actually a lot closer to home than we think and we might actually be a part of it.  #MoisturiseYourElbows is a weekly podcast where your host, Dammy Sokale, gives her unsolicited advice and opinions. Sit back, relax and don’t forget to moisturise your elbows …
23:30
October 30, 2020
05: Growing old disgracefully
Am I growing old disgracefully? Is this what adulting is supposed to like? This week I am joined by my sisters, Yossy and Ayo, and we discuss what growing old means to us, how society perceives youth and offer tips for the future.  #MoisturiseYourElbows is a weekly podcast where your host, Dammy Sokale, gives her unsolicited advice and opinions. Sit back, relax and don’t forget to moisturise your elbows …
26:13
October 23, 2020
04: good deeds and visible charity
If a good deed is done and nobody sees it, does it really count? This episode discusses the good and bad of the rise in visible charity and posting about good deeds on social media and offers some tips on how we can become more effectively altruistic.  #MoisturiseYourElbows is a weekly podcast where your host, Dammy Sokale, gives her unsolicited advice and opinions. Sit back, relax and don’t forget to moisturise your elbows...
20:30
October 16, 2020
03: self loving self care
Is self care the same as self love? This episode explores the commercialisation of self care, the importance of self discipline and some ways we can begin to love ourselves more. #MoisturiseYourElbows is a weekly podcast where your host, Dammy Sokale, gives her unsolicited advice and opinions. Sit back, relax and don’t forget to moisturise your elbows ….
21:00
October 09, 2020
02: Cancelling cancel culture
Should we be defined by who we are at our worst? This episode explores the rise of cancel culture and offers some insights for the future. #MoisturiseYourElbows is a weekly podcast where your host, Dammy Sokale, gives her unsolicited advice and opinions. Sit back, relax and don’t forget to moisturise your elbows ….
20:00
October 02, 2020
01: Introductions and identity
What is in a introduction? This episode discusses identity, the importance of differentiating yourself from your job and offers some top tips on how you can become more confident in who you are.  #MoisturiseYourElbows is a weekly podcast where your host, Dammy Sokale, gives her unsolicited advice and opinions. Sit back, relax and don’t forget to moisturise your elbows ….
19:58
September 24, 2020
Moisturise Your Elbows (Trailer)
Moisturise Your Elbows trailer, first episode is coming soon!
01:00
September 24, 2020