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Women of Nottingham

Women of Nottingham

By The Mojatu Foundation
Highlighting the remarkable and diverse stories of women in the city of Nottingham.
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Claire Henson and India-Rose Mariott (Period Poverty)
In this episode we speak to two brilliant women leading the response to period poverty in Nottingham. Claire Henson, the founder of the Free Period Nottingham, discusses her experience in starting the campaign and broader views on what can be done to tackle period poverty. In the second half of the podcast we converse with India-Rose, the President of the University of Nottingham's 'Once a Month' Committee and the committee's work in organising student-led donations.
May 19, 2022
Paula Pontes - Angolan Women Association
Listen in on our talk with Paula Pontes
May 12, 2022
Cecile Wright
Tune in on our newest episode!
April 05, 2022
Ravelle-Sade Fairman
Women of Nottingham Podcast S3E2 Featuring Ravelle-Sade Fairman
October 06, 2021
Rose Thompson
In the first episode of Season 3 we speak to the brilliant Rose Thompson founder of the 'Sistas Against Cancer Support Group'. Rose tells us her story about loosing her mum and twin sister to breast cancer that led her to creating the support group. 
September 23, 2021
Janet Rose
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.
March 17, 2021
Katie Finnegan-Clarke and Ruth Tarlo (Nottingham Women's Centre)
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.
March 10, 2021
Claire Bale
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.
March 03, 2021
Micha Bradshaw
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.
February 24, 2021
Janelle Ciara
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.
February 17, 2021
Nadia Whittome
"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.
February 10, 2021
Avarni Bilan
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 Facebook- Twitter -  @flygirl_x
December 09, 2020
Saz Kadir
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
December 02, 2020
Lottie Massey
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:
November 26, 2020
Councillor Rebecca Langton
Nottingham born and bred Cllr Rebecca Langton talks about her city and how we need to encourage more young women to take an active role in politics.
November 18, 2020
Jaya Gordon-Moore
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.
November 11, 2020
Pastor Julia Paul
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 E: T: +44 (0) 115 8457 009 M: +44 (0) 779 4372 214
November 04, 2020