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Let Her Finish

Let Her Finish

By Becky Gelder and Stéph de Clercq

Open, honest and sometimes awkward conversations about feminism and our experiences as young women.
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Living with PCOS: A GP's perspective

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Living with PCOS: A GP's perspective
Living with PCOS: A GP's perspective
*Trigger Warning - discussions of depression & anxiety, eating disorders and fertility issues* This week we spoke to Dr Amina Hersi (@thepcosdr) about her experience as both a patient and a GP dealing with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. We spoke about the day-to-day reality of the condition, as well as the physical and mental toll this can take. Talking to Amina was refreshingly honest, and her insight as a medical professional helped us understand a lot more about PCOS and the discourse surrounding it. September is PCOS awareness month, so if you would like to find out more about the condition, please take a look at Amina's Instagram page (@thepcosdr)!
38:04
September 27, 2021
In Conversation with Sophie Brace
In Conversation with Sophie Brace
In this episode we talk to Sophie Brace (@sophiebrace_fit) - gymnast, personal trainer & content creator sponsored by Under Armour and Sports Direct. Sophie shares her journey with gymnastics and gives an inside look into her day-to-day life now that she's taken her work on social media as a full time career. We also discuss body image issues related to gymnastics, the sexualisation of gymnasts and overcoming fear in the gym.  Be sure to check out Sophie's Instagram (@sophiebrace_fit) to find out how you can join her amazing Strong & Flexy classes! Music: “Smooth Lovin" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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September 04, 2021
In Conversation with Emily
In Conversation with Emily
This week we spoke to Emily, whose dissertation examined the varying experiences of players and spectators in both men's and women's football. We spoke about how racism, sexism and prejudice are present in various forms across the game, as well as the impact that platforms such as Twitter have on the dissemination of hate as well as support. For more resources from this week's episode, please visit our Instagram page @let.her.finish Music: “Smooth Lovin" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
42:26
August 20, 2021
In Conversation with Esther
In Conversation with Esther
*Trigger Warning - FGM (Female Genital Mutilation)* In this episode we spoke to Esther, who wrote about FGM and the legislation around it for her Law dissertation. We discuss the history of the practice, what exactly it entails and the cultural and social discourses around FGM in the UK and abroad.  For a resource list of today's episode, please see our Instagram @let.her.finish Music: “Smooth Lovin" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
42:22
August 10, 2021
In Conversation with Máiréad
In Conversation with Máiréad
*Trigger Warning - Discussion of abortion and trauma* In this weeks episode of Let Her Finish we are joined by Máiréad Enright, a reader in Feminist Legal Studies at Birmingham Law School. We discussed abortion in Ireland, the 8th amendment, repeal, and Máiréad's role in the process. We also looked at the importance of cross-disciplinary approaches to cultural and political issues, as well as the problems that still remain in the current legislation. Find us on Instagram @let.her.finish for more!
54:51
July 19, 2021
In Conversation with Anastasia
In Conversation with Anastasia
*Trigger Warning - discussion of eating disorders, disordered eating, and body dysmorphia* In this episode we spoke to Anastasia from Beat UoB, a branch of the UK's eating disorder charity. Join us for conversations about Anastasia's work for the charity, media coverage of eating disorders and calorie counting on menus. We also covered the often overlooked experiences of men and societal pressures relating to body image and health. For more, see @beatuob, @beatedsupport and @anamaccy on Instagram! Music: “Smooth Lovin" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
43:33
July 13, 2021
In Conversation with Tilly
In Conversation with Tilly
In today's episode we spoke to @teefortilly about her incredible dissertation 'They're here because you were there'. We cover topics of black feminism, the delegitimisation of black British citizens and the importance of conversations of race and representation in today’s society. For a resource list please check out our Instagram @let.her.finish Music: “Smooth Lovin" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
48:35
June 18, 2021
In Conversation with Lettering by Elizabeth
In Conversation with Lettering by Elizabeth
*Trigger Warning - Suicide (Briefly mentioned at minute 19:40)* Introducing our new mini series - Let Her Finish in conversation with We are so excited for our very first guest - the lovely Ellie, who is the founder and owner of @lettering.by.Elizabeth. Ellie talks to us about how she set up her Etsy shop, the process of making her beautiful products and managing her small business alongside a Bio-engineering degree. We hope everyone enjoys the episode and we want to say a massive thank you to Ellie for talking to us, and for also being so supportive of our podcast from the beginning. Be sure to check out Ellie’s shop - especially this week as a portion of her profits are being donated to the incredible @mindcharity, and if you would like to donate to the ‘100 Miles for Martin’ fundraiser that Ellie and her school friends are working towards, please follow the link https://www.facebook.com/donate/4069074429781521/?fundraiser_source=external_url Music: “Smooth Lovin" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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May 25, 2021
Episode 8 - Unlearning
Episode 8 - Unlearning
Episode 8 of Let Her Finish looks at some of the things we've unlearned, and how unlearning can be just as valuable as learning. From beauty standards to gender roles, this episode is a celebration of the small steps we can take to improve our approaches to feminism. Music: “Smooth Lovin" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
28:20
May 24, 2021
Episode 7 - Let's Talk About Sex
Episode 7 - Let's Talk About Sex
*TRIGGER WARNING - Discussions of rape and abuse* This week we're discussing sex education, healthy relationships and what we wish we'd been taught in school. Follow us for more on Instagram @let.her.finish! Music: “Smooth Lovin" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
37:21
May 24, 2021
Episode 6 - International Women's Day Special
Episode 6 - International Women's Day Special
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY! In this episode we wanted to celebrate some of the women we admire and take inspiration from. Today is a day to celebrate the achievements of incredible women throughout history and around the globe, so we hope you enjoy listening! Find us on Instagram @let.her.finish! Music: “Smooth Lovin" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
37:60
May 24, 2021
Episode 5 - A Bloody Mess
Episode 5 - A Bloody Mess
This week we're talking about all things period related, from harmful stereotypes and misinformation to TV adverts and tampon tax. Talking about periods tends to make people a little uncomfortable, so we've decided to spend half an hour trying to make it a little more normal. Check us out on Instagram @let.her.finish! Music: “Smooth Lovin" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
35:47
May 24, 2021
Episode 4 - Let's Get Physical!
Episode 4 - Let's Get Physical!
This episode is about all things sporty - from secondary school PE lessons to tennis tournaments and intimidating gym environments. Make sure you follow us on Instagram @let.her.finish for some more exciting 'women in sport' content! Music: “Smooth Lovin" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
40:23
May 24, 2021
Episode 3 - Mirror, Mirror...
Episode 3 - Mirror, Mirror...
This week we talk about beauty standards, body image and oversexualisation in the media: from the little bits and bobs we think about each day before we leave the house, to celebrity experiences and the red carpet. Make sure to follow us on Instagram @let.her.finish for more! Music: "Smooth Lovin" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
37:51
May 24, 2021
Episode 2 - Men are Trash(?)
Episode 2 - Men are Trash(?)
*Trigger Warning: Rape, Sexual Assault.* Welcome back to Let Her Finish! In this episode we talk about the concepts of 'men are trash' and the term 'feminism'. We also look at the ways in which the patriarchy is ingrained in our legal system, and how this manifests in cases of sexual assault and rape. Follow us on Instagram @let.her.finish for more exciting content! Music: "Smooth Lovin" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
38:02
May 24, 2021
Episode 1 - Starting the Conversation
Episode 1 - Starting the Conversation
Welcome to the first episode of Let Her Finish! In this episode we introduce ourselves and discuss feminism in a broader sense, starting with our own experiences and the need for intersectionality. Check out our instagram @let.her.finish to keep up to date with us in between episodes! Music credits: Smooth Lovin" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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May 24, 2021