Harness

Harness

By Róisín Bevan and Daisy Grant
We interview game-changers from around the globe about digital ethics, online activism and social media. We get to know them, their stories and how they have harnessed one of the greatest phenomenons of our time.

Hosted by Róisín Bevan and Daisy Grant.

Socials @projectharness

Email projectharness@gmail.com

We are proud friends of Rafiki Mwema and The Carly Ryan Foundation - both charities work tirelessly to protect young people from harm.

www.rafikimwema.com

www.carlyryanfoundation.com
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Bonus Episode 3: Clementine Ford
Our third and final bonus episode features the incredible writer Clementine Ford, recorded in October 2019. This was the second time we got the chance to interview Clementine, this was such a treat because we could delve into all of the topics that we missed out on last time! Our chat ranges from porn to Justin Trudeau and back round to her impeccable latest work Boys Will Be Boys. Clementine’s boldness and passion makes her an outspoken figure in Australia, and damn, we admire everything she does. A little warning, we do discuss sexual assault throughout this episode, so if you’d rather skip this one, we’ll catch you next time! Boys Will Be Boys is available to purchase NOW! We strongly recommend giving it a read. Follow her on instagram @clementine_ford Hosted by Róisín Bevan and Daisy Grant Socials @projectharness Email projectharness@gmail.com We are proud friends of Rafiki Mwema and The Carly Ryan Foundation - both charities work tirelessly to protect young people from harm. Links to their websites below. www.rafikimwema.com www.carlyryanfoundation.com
1:00:51
March 16, 2020
Bonus Episode 2: Ruby Rare
This is the second of three bonus episodes created to accompany the first season of Harness. This episode features Ruby Rare and was recorded in October 2019. Ruby is an iconic sex educator, artist and body positive champion. We have been obsessed with her longer than we care to admit, her knowledge and frankness brighten up our Instagram feeds and she makes us think outside of traditional relationship, sexual and societal parameters. We loved interviewing her, she was ready to talk about ANYTHING (we really mean this) and was so delightful and warm in the process. We suggest accompanying this episode with a gin and tonic as we had many throughout the interview! Follow her on instagram @rubyrare Follow this link to gain access to all of her upcoming events: https://linktr.ee/Rubyrare Hosted by Róisín Bevan and Daisy Grant Socials @projectharness Email projectharness@gmail.com We are proud friends of Rafiki Mwema and The Carly Ryan Foundation - both charities work tirelessly to protect young people from harm. Links to their websites below. www.rafikimwema.com www.carlyryanfoundation.com
48:35
March 8, 2020
Bonus Episode 1: Natalie Lee and Illana Gambrill
This is the first of three bonus episodes created to accompany season one of Harness. This episode features Natalie Lee and Illana Gambrill and was recorded in November 2019. Natalie (who you'll recognise from SO1E01) is a blogger, speaker, fashionista and self love advocate. Illana is a professional dancer and the founder of Dance Box.  The pair met when Natalie began shaking her booty at Illana's sweaty, sexy and empowering dance classes. Illana helped Natalie unleash her inner diva and, in turn, Natalie supported Illana to grow her business and focus her energy on lifting up women through movement. 2020 has already been a big year for these two powerhouses with the launch of FEELING MYSELF - inclusive, empowering workshops designed to leave all its attendees feeling powerful and confident. Their next event will be in Manchester on March 29th and at the time of this episode's release, just a few tickets remain!  Follow them on Instagram at @stylemesunday and @danceboxofficial  Keep up to date with their upcoming events and collaborations via @iamfeelingmyself2020  Buy tickets to their Manchester event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dancebox-style-me-sunday-presents-feeling-myself-tickets-93925259981 If you're London based, why not check out one of Illana's famous/infamous dance classes! Visit her website here: www.dance-box.co.uk Hosted by Róisín Bevan and Daisy Grant Socials @projectharness Email projectharness@gmail.com We are proud friends of Rafiki Mwema and The Carly Ryan Foundation - both charities work tirelessly to protect young people from harm. Links to their websites below. www.rafikimwema.com www.carlyryanfoundation.com
45:48
March 1, 2020
S01 E12 Lucy Thomas
This episode of Harness is with Lucy Thomas. We deliberately end season one of Harness with this uplifting and positive episode. Lucy, along with her sister Rosie, is the Founder and CEO of Project Rockit. Project Rockit was launched in 2006. Over a decade on, the team has reached hundreds of thousands of people and grown into Australia's youth-driven movement against bullying, hate and prejudice. Project Rockit acts as a cyber safety partner to major social media platforms. Lucy was given an Order of Australia Medal for service to youth and against bullying this year and currently sits on both Facebook and Twitter's Safety Advisory Boards.  Website: www.projectrockit.com.au Socials @projectrockit and/or @lucylockit  Lucy's TED Talk: https://youtu.be/H4sOqO97GtE The clip used in this episode is from The Project on Network Ten, Australia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZtJ83k77Fg  Hosted by Róisín Bevan and Daisy Grant. Socials @projectharness Email projectharness@gmail.com We are proud friends of Rafiki Mwema and The Carly Ryan Foundation - both charities work tirelessly to protect young people from harm. Links to their websites below. www.rafikimwema.com www.carlyryanfoundation.com
37:40
July 29, 2019
S01 E11 Taylah Roberts
This episode of Harness features Taylah Roberts. You may recognise Taylah from Australia’s Next Top Model, but since leaving the modelling industry, Taylah has embarked on a body confidence journey. Through social media, she was able to find self acceptance as well as utilise Instagram as a platform to help others. We caught her in London to chat about this and her new career path as a doula and birth photographer. Her openness and honesty resonates throughout our chat and we hope you love her as much as we do! Follow her Instagram @taylahroberts1 Hosted by Róisín Bevan and Daisy Grant  Socials @projectharness  Email projectharness@gmail.com  We are proud friends of Rafiki Mwema and The Carly Ryan Foundation - both charities work tirelessly to protect young people from harm. Links to their websites below.  www.rafikimwema.com www.carlyryanfoundation.com
49:17
July 28, 2019
S01 E10 Mahogany L. Browne
This episode of Harness is with writer, poet, educator and activist Mahogany L. Browne. We discuss her beautiful compilation of poems called “Dear Twitter: Love Letters Hashed Out Online in 140 Characters or Less,” creativity, taking up space as a black woman and the impact of social media in her life and within the world of poetry.  Her books Woke Baby, Dear Twitter and Black Girl Magic are all available online; you can also find her work on Spotify.  This is the link to her website https://mobrowne.com/ and you can follow her on twitter and Instagram @mobrowne  Hosted by Róisín Bevan and Daisy Grant  Socials @projectharness  Email projectharness@gmail.com  We are proud friends of Rafiki Mwema and The Carly Ryan Foundation - both charities work tirelessly to protect young people from harm. Links to their websites below.  www.rafikimwema.com www.carlyryanfoundation.com
34:34
July 21, 2019
S01 E09 Sarah Rosborg
This episode of Harness is with Sarah Rosborg. Sarah is the CEO of charity Rafiki Mwema. Rafiki offer support and refuge to children who have been sexually abused. They have four therapeutic safe houses in Kenya. Sarah made her first trip to Kenya to volunteer in children’s homes in 2005 and knew instantly she would return. A week after her visit she was in a horrific car accident which left her bed-bound for 12 months. She dedicated every spare moment to raising awareness and funds for the children she had met in Kenya and once recovered, co-founded Rafiki, along with Anne Marie Tipper. Sarah credits social media, and the online hustling skills she learnt in recovery, to much of the charities success. Ambassadors of Rafiki include comedian Celeste Barber and blogger Constance Hall. If the content of this episode leaves you feeling distressed, please go to www.worldhelplines.org. You can select any country, any category, and it will provide you with the most up-to-date helpline local to you. Hosted by Róisín Bevan and Daisy Grant. Socials @projectharness Email projectharness@gmail.com We are proud friends of Rafiki Mwema and The Carly Ryan Foundation - both charities work tirelessly to protect young people from harm. Links to their websites below. www.rafikimwema.com www.carlyryanfoundation.com
42:01
July 21, 2019
S01 E08 Jess Morales Rocketto
This episode of Harness features Jess Morales Rocketto. Jess is an activist and was the digital director for Hillary Clinton during her presidential campaign. She is currently the political director for the National Domestic Workers’ Alliance in the United States. We discuss female rage, Brett Kavanaugh, the state of democracy and make up tutorials in this comprehensive interview! We also discuss the implications of treating political figures as celebrities; our comments in regards to the UK not doing this as overtly as the USA were pre-PM-Boris-furore…  The clip used in this episode of Jess confronting Ted Cruz is from this video: https://twitter.com/jesslivmo/status/1045803347872296961?lang=en Follow her and her work on Instagram and Twitter @jesslivmo  For further information regarding the National Domestic Workers Alliance, please visit www.domesticworkers.org Hosted by Róisín Bevan and Daisy Grant Socials @projectharness Email projectharness@gmail.com We are proud friends of Rafiki Mwema and The Carly Ryan Foundation - both charities work tirelessly to protect young people from harm. Links to their websites below. www.rafikimwema.com www.carlyryanfoundation.com
40:28
July 14, 2019
S01 E07 Ai-jen Poo
This episode of Harness is with Ai-jen Poo. Ai-jen is an American activist with an impressive career spanning more than two decades. You may recognise her as Alfonso Cuaron’s Guest of Honour at this year's Golden Globes, or perhaps Meryl Streep’s date from the year prior. Ai-jen Poo is the Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Co-Director of Caring Across Generations, and Co-Founder of Supermajority. She is an award-winning organiser, thought leader, and social innovator. She has been an influential voice in the #MeToo movement and participated in the Times Up action. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, TIME and CNN.com. The clip used in the introduction of this episode is from E! Red Carpet & Awards Shows - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr368vCRGLE  Ai-jen’s latest TED Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqcDzptviFw  Ai-Jen’s book, The Age of Dignity: https://www.amazon.com/Age-Dignity-Preparing-Changing-America/dp/1620972018 Follow her work @aijenpoo (twitter) @aijenp (instagram) @domesticworkers @careinactionvotes @caringacrossgen @supermajority Hosted by Róisín Bevan and Daisy Grant. Socials @projectharness Email projectharness@gmail.com We are proud friends of Rafiki Mwema and The Carly Ryan Foundation - both charities work tirelessly to protect young people from harm. Links to their websites below. www.rafikimwema.com www.carlyryanfoundation.com
37:44
July 14, 2019
S01 E06 Becky Young
This episode of Harness is with Becky Young. Becky is the founder of Anti Diet Riot Club which aims to dismantle diet culture and speak out against systemic fat-shaming. ADRC isn’t just online, they hosts events and meet-ups, in London and the UK, that connect people struggling with diet-cycling, poor body image, and disordered eating. Becky is all about radical self-love and fat positivity. Follow @antidietriotclub and/or visit antidietriotclub.co.uk to keep up to date with their work, including plans for the Anti Diet Riot Bus, as mentioned in this episode.  Also on the podcast this week is Nadia Craddock. Nadia is a Body Image Researcher and PhD student at The Centre for Appearance Research UWE Bristol. You can follow her work on @nadia.craddock (Instagram) and @Nadia_Craddock (twitter). Hosted by Róisín Bevan and Daisy Grant. Socials @projectharness Email projectharness@gmail.com We are proud friends of Rafiki Mwema and The Carly Ryan Foundation - both charities work tirelessly to protect young people from harm. Links to their websites below. www.rafikimwema.com www.carlyryanfoundation.com
39:06
July 7, 2019
S01 E05 Badass Brown Activist
This episode of Harness is with Badass Brown Activist, otherwise known simply as N. She is protective of her identity, as she is what it says on the tin: badass, brown and an activist. That combination, plus her vocal campaigning for LGBTQ+ rights in India, can attract some vicious hate. Join 15,000 people and follow her on Twitter and Instagram @badassbrownactivist for bold, unapologetic intersectional feminist content. The clip used in the introduction of this episode is from Guardian News - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvf8e-WzKZk TICKETS TO WHEN IT HAPPENS (the show Róisín will be appearing in from 31 July to 3 Aug at Tristan Bates Theatre in London, as mentioned in the intro) are available here:  www.actorscentre.co.uk/theatre/when-it-happens  Hosted by Róisín Bevan and Daisy Grant. Socials @projectharness Email projectharness@gmail.com We are proud friends of Rafiki Mwema and The Carly Ryan Foundation - both charities work tirelessly to protect young people from harm. Links to their websites below. www.rafikimwema.com www.carlyryanfoundation.com
35:30
July 7, 2019
S01 E03 Honey Ross
This episode of Harness is with the glorious Honey Ross. Honey is an activist and writer who uses social media to openly explore body confidence and mental health issues. She is a co-founder of activist group The Pink Protest, who have changed the laws on period poverty in the UK and are now working to break the stigma around female masturbation. We hope you enjoy our chat with her where we discuss everything from fatness to stalkers. Follow her work and The Pink Protest on Instagram @honeykinny and @pinkprotest Hosted by Róisín Bevan and Daisy Grant. Socials @projectharness Email projectharness@gmail.com We are proud friends of Rafiki Mwema and The Carly Ryan Foundation - both charities work tirelessly to protect young people from harm. Links to their websites below. www.rafikimwema.com www.carlyryanfoundation.com
36:41
June 30, 2019
S01 E04 Clementine Ford
This episode of Harness is with Clementine Ford. Clementine is an Australian feminist writer, speaker and activist. She has written regularly for Daily Life, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and others, and is the best-selling author of Fight Like a Girl and Boys Will Be Boys. Clementine is an internet-warrior. She fends off trolls, abuse and tabloid hysteria with a dry and wicked sense of humour. Self proclaimed "foul mouthed boner killer" Clementine is fearless and unrelenting in her pursuit of equality. Follow her across all social media platforms @clementine_ford.  Hosted by Róisín Bevan and Daisy Grant. Socials @projectharness Email projectharness@gmail.com We are proud friends of Rafiki Mwema and The Carly Ryan Foundation - both charities work tirelessly to protect young people from harm. Links to their websites below. www.rafikimwema.com www.carlyryanfoundation.com
37:42
June 30, 2019
S01 E02 Sonya Ryan
This episode of Harness is with Sonya Ryan. Sonya's beautiful and fun-loving 14 year old daughter Carly was murdered in 2007 at the hands of an online predator and master manipulator. Determined to prevent harm to other innocent children and families and to help them navigate their online journey safely, Sonya set up The Carly Ryan Foundation in 2010. You can follow her incredible work through @thecarlyryanfoundation on social media or via the website listed below. If the content of this episode leaves you feeling distressed, please go to www.worldhelplines.org. You can select any country, any category, and it will provide you with the most up-to-date helpline local to you. Hosted by Róisín Bevan and Daisy Grant. Socials @projectharness Email projectharness@gmail.com We are proud friends of Rafiki Mwema and The Carly Ryan Foundation - both charities work tirelessly to protect young people from harm. Links to their websites below. www.rafikimwema.com www.carlyryanfoundation.com
58:23
June 23, 2019
S01 E01 Natalie Lee
This episode of Harness is with Natalie Lee, known to her followers at @stylemesunday. She blogs and posts all things fashion, feeling and feminism. She is passionate about making women feel good and challenging toxic beauty standards; one vibrant, hilarious and open-hearted post at a time. Her website is www.stylemesunday.com.  Hosted by Róisín Bevan and Daisy Grant. Socials @projectharness Email projectharness@gmail.com We are proud friends of Rafiki Mwema and The Carly Ryan Foundation - both charities work tirelessly to protect young people from harm. Links to their websites below. rafikimwema.com www.carlyryanfoundation.com
39:26
June 23, 2019
Trailer
Welcome to the Harness Trailer! Season one features 12 incredible guests from around the globe.  Episodes will be released in pairs every Monday between the 24th June and 29th July. Hosted by Róisín Bevan and Daisy Grant. Socials: @projectharness Email: projectharness@gmail.com 
03:19
June 12, 2019