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Poems From My Heart

Poems From My Heart

By angela rideau
Spoken word podcast, sharing poetry and stories.

I interview guests (authors, activists) who have a story to tell and we perform original spoken word poems on topics that matter to me.

I am a British Indian feminist exploring difficult topics through poetry: miscarriage, body image, motherhood, abuse, feminism, living in the South Asian diaspora and more. I write original poems on Instagram to create connections, bringing people together through poetry @poemsfromyheart1

Please check out my poetry book - honeybee: poems of heritage, hurting resilience and healing. 100% to charity
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Welcome to the 'Poems From My Heart' Trailer! Bringing you gifts of original poems, performed as spoken word poetry. Painting pictures of my experiences and musings on the world and starting a conversation through poetry on topics I care about. I interview authors, activists, artists and together we discuss difficult topics through the form of spoken word poetry and conversations around taboos.  Connect with Angela: Instagram:  @poemsfromyheart1 Twitter: @poemsfromyheart
00:34
June 19, 2021
Author Interview: Identity and Activism through Poetry
In today's episode, I speak with Julián Esteban Torres López, creator and culture architect of The Nasiona: a movement that centers, elevates, and amplifies the personal stories of those Othered by systems of oppression and dominant cultures. We discuss: identity activism and Ninety-Two Surgically Enhanced Mannequins: A Micro-Poetry Collection Before we jump into listening to Julián explore his new poetry book: Ninety-Two Surgically Enhanced Mannequins, we explore the social constructs of identity and how to shape our world. You will get to hear Julián and I recite on themes of heritage and cultural identity. His poetry will give you a flavour of some of the poetic genius captured in 92 poems that live within his new micro-poetry collection. The 92 minimalist, at times surrealist and magical realist, pieces tackle the absurdity of what it means to be human and honour how moments, not plots, compose our lives. The collection is an attempt to capture these fleeting moments, while also trying to remember the intensity of the mundane and the abyss of the beautiful. We also touch on current affairs, specifically the political situation of the Great Colombian Uprising of 2021, where Julián performs a passionate spoken-word piece on his hometown of Medellín. Link to book: https://www.jetorreslopez.com/ninety-two-surgically-enhanced-mannequins/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @JE_Torres_Lopez https://www.jetorreslopez.com/ Show some love for #92SEM and get a copy of the book.  If you're interested in finding out about the work at The Nasiona, please follow The Nasiona on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for regular updates: @TheNasiona https://thenasiona.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Poems From My Heart Podcast aims to connect, empower, celebrate and amplify the voices of writers, performers and activists.  Hosted, edited, and produced by Angela Rideau. Thank you for listening, and thank you for your support. 
44:34
May 10, 2021
Poetry & Stories - Spoken Word Poetry with Martin Grey
This episode features a Spoken Word artist and published poet, Martin Grey who has a debut poetry book called the Prettyboys of Gangster Town published by Fly on the Wall Publishing. Martin explores spoken word poetry writing, how to prepare for poetry slams, and talks about his new book and the inspiration behind the poems. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To connect with Martin Instagram: @martin_grey_poet Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCthvmxQJjhZSgi3q9YEBe8Q Website: http://martingreypoet.com/ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Let's connect! You can follow my work here: Instagram: @poemsfromyheart1 Twitter: @poemsfromyheart Website: https://www.flowcode.com/page/poemsfromyheart
34:55
March 26, 2021
S1 Episode 2 Feminism & the Uterus (miscarriage, P.C.O.S.)
Listen to Afshan perform a spoken word poem from her new book [Re:Desire] Together, we perform spoken word poetry and discuss miscarriage, Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome (P.C.O.S) and feminism. Afshan is an award-winning spoken word poet with a new book which is an exploration of languages, cultures and sexuality and longlisted for the Jhalak Book Prize. You can buy her book from her website (below). --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To connect with Afshan Instagram: @afshandl Twitter: @afshandl Website: https://afshandl.com/ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Let's connect! You can follow my work here: Instagram: @poemsfromyheart1 Twitter: @poemsfromyheart Website: https://www.flowcode.com/page/poemsfromyheart
36:01
March 13, 2021
S1 Episode 1 Body Image and Chronic Conditions
Myself and a guest Moeed Majeed, (an activist living with Crohn's Disease) explore living with chronic illnessess: Endometriosis and Crohn's Disease and how it impacted our lives as well as how we managed to use these conditions to inspire ourselves to use our creative skills to raise awareness.  This episode was made to explore difficult topics through poetry and stories.  ............................................................................................................................................................ Do you have any personal stories that you have related to Endometriosis or Crohn's Disease? Drop me a voice message to share your experience or reach out to me on my social media platforms.  Would you like to be a guest and share a story through poetry? Get in touch: instagram: @poemsfromyheart1 twitter: @poemsfromyheart ............................................................................................................................................................ Connect with Mooed: Youtube Live Series called Bag Chat: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7MGKiUwwWBCceuZv-r2YOg Instagram: @moeedmajeed
26:23
March 6, 2021
Humble Memories
This poem is about my hometown and where I grew up. It's based in Wolverhampton, also called The Black Country in England.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lets connect: Instagram @poemsfromyheart1 Twitter: poemsfromyheart Youtube: poems from my heart  Drop me a message (text or record a voice message for me) to let me know what you think.
02:36
February 21, 2021
Warrior
Warrior is about being pushed to your limits and being broken by love and discovering a strength in you. You'd expect love to be the last thing to break you. This episode is about a series of true events that have happened to me (yes I was chased by a bull, hit by a motorbike and walked over by a baby elephant). I'm still here to tell the tale.
01:26
January 30, 2021
Vintage
In this episode I shed a light on the subject of ageism through spoken word poetry.  'Vintage' is about challenging how people perceive age and aging. Ageing can be graceful and full of vitality.  It's about my personal experience with transformation after betrayal. The maturing and rising. -------------------------------------------------- All episodes with spoken word poetry contain original poems written by myself, Angela Rideau. If you’d like to see more, why not head on over to my Instagram page: @poemsfromyheart1
01:12
January 9, 2021
Untouchable
Dalit comes from the Sanskrit word meaning broken or scattered. In India it refers to people  belonging to the lowest caste,  characterised as Untouchable This episode explores equality and the importance of education. It's about how the Hindu caste system carries on over continents and how it can affect young minds. It is my personal experience of being a Dalit as a modern British Indian girl. -------------------------------------------------- All episodes with spoken word poetry contain original poems written by myself, Angela Rideau. If you’d like to see more, why not head on over to my Instagram page: @poemsfromyheart1
01:53
December 16, 2020
Sun and Moon
The children of immigrants rarely get to spend time with their families and this poem explores the dynamics of being a daughter of an immigrant through the eyes of a child and what it must feel like for parents and the sacrifices they have to make to provide better opportunities.  -------------------------------------------------- All episodes with spoken word poetry contain original poems written by myself, Angela Rideau. If you’d like to see more, why not head on over to my Instagram page: @poemsfromyheart1
03:07
December 3, 2020
A Tale of Two Tongues
This is about my struggle to embrace two different cultures and two languages; Punjabi and English and how I came to find beauty and harmony between the two eventually. Being British Indian has had it's advantages and some challenges which i explore in this poem. I am also married to  French man and have embraced French culture as part of my own identity.  -------------------------------------------------- All episodes with spoken word poetry contain original poems written by myself, Angela Rideau. If you’d like to see more, why not head on over to my Instagram page: @poemsfromyheart1
05:59
November 22, 2020
A Love Letter to Barcelona
I have been lucky enough to live in Barcelona, briefly. This is my love letter to show how I remember it, why I love it and how it changed me. 
04:39
November 16, 2020
A Woman Lost in a World of Xs and Ys
A poem from my heart about equality and  motherhood.
01:22
November 15, 2020