In our series two finale we speak to the joyful Janet Rose, co-founder of Nottingham's "When Women Gather". She tells us about finding body confidence through belly dance, why women need to advocate for their self-care and the wonder of all women.
Two women for the price of one on this week's episode! Katie and Ruth both work at Nottingham Women's Centre. They talk about the vital support the centre offers, the huge impact of Covid-19 on women in the area and the importance of safe spaces.
Claire Bale is the woman behind brilliant blog, "Oo! That's A Bit Racey!" and she talks to us about the importance of representation in books and how reading can help us start important conversations around race.
Follow her at: @oo_thats_a_bit_racey
NB: Due to remote recording there are some slight audio issues in this episode, but we felt they were minor enough as not not pull the interview.
Micha Bradshaw tells us her story of childhood trauma, her journey to being an award winning campaigner and how she now helps women in the city with their mental health. A wonderful woman with a powerful story - make sure you give it a listen. TW: Rape, Self Harm, Suicide.
Janelle Ciara is a Nottingham-based DJ, presenter and one of the founders of the Next Gen Movement, the group who organised the massive Black Lives Matter protests in Nottingham over the summer. She talks to us about organising that, finding your purpose in a lockdown world and how to stand up for what you believe in.
"Women of Nottingham" is back for a second series. We are speaking to Nottingham East MP, Nadia Whittome. We talk about her first year as an MP, being an openly queer, woman of colour in Westminster and the charm of Nottingham.
In the final episode of Series 1, we speak to the woman behind FlyGirl - a Nottingham based initiative unapologetically connecting and empowering womxn of all shades while prioritising those of colour. Talking about the wealth of talent in Nottingham and why we need to shout more about each other's successes.
Instagram - @flygirl.x
Twitter - @flygirl_x
Saz was just two when she made the dangerous journey with her family from Iraq to the UK. Now studying at university and settled in Nottingham she recounts what it was like to be a refugee, how the city welcomed her family and why we could all do with being just a little more kind.
Contact the Kurdish Women's Group at:
- +44 7930 822901
Nottingham's Lottie Massey talks about her peacebuilding work in Yemen, what this means for women in the region and what she's learnt from her time in the Middle East.
Support Lottie's work and organisation here: https://www.sfcg.org/mypeace/
Jaya Gordon-Moore or more commonly known by her stage name - jayahadadream, is a hip hop artist in Nottingham. She discusses how her hard upbringing has turned her into the artist and woman she is today.
TW: FGM and trauma. This week we speak to Pastor Julia Paul about her work in the Nottingham community, supporting FGM survivors and campaigning to end the act once and for all. We discuss the long term affects on women, how we can change patriarchal views and how Coronavirus induced isolation poses a concern for women at risk of FGM.
Services and Support:
- Call 0808 028350 for a 24/7 anonymous FGM hotline
- Call Nottingham City Council Children and Families: 0115 876 4800
- Contact us at Mojatu
T: +44 (0) 115 8457 009
M: +44 (0) 779 4372 214