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Speak On

Speak On

By Yolanda Copes-Stepney
Speak On explores topical issues, culture, society and wellbeing through interviews, conversation and panel discussions.
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Speak On: The Fun And Games of Dating Whilst Plus Size ft. Pamela Drameh
Yolanda invites her friend Pamela Drameh back on the podcast to talk dating, body neutrality and how to maintain positive body image in 2020. ___________________ Speak On is an event series, podcast and panel show that explores culture, society and wellbeing. Please rate, review, like, share and subscribe and connect to Speak On’s social media channels. Speak On Instagram: www.instagram.com/speakon_ | #SpeakOn Presented & Created by Yolanda Copes-Stepney: www.instagram.com/yokics Guest: Pamela Drameh Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
47:52
October 28, 2020
Speak On: Do Masks Stop Sexual Harassment? ft. Eliza Hatch
Yolanda speaks with the campaigner and creator of Cheer Up Luv Eliza Hatch, to talk all things sexual harassment since lockdown, regulations and COVID-19. ___________________ Speak On is an event series, podcast and panel show that explores culture, society and wellbeing. Please rate, review, like, share and subscribe and connect to Speak On’s social media channels. Speak On Instagram: www.instagram.com/speakon_ | #SpeakOn Presented & Created by Yolanda Copes-Stepney: www.instagram.com/yokics Guest: Eliza Hatch: https://www.instagram.com/elizahatch / https://www.instagram.com/cheerupluv Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
53:43
October 21, 2020
Speak On: Here’s What You Need to Know About OnlyFans ft. Kash Whiteley
Yolanda speaks with content creator Kash Whiteley about her experience with using the platform no one seems to know much about - OnlyFans. ___________________ Speak On is an event series, podcast and panel show that explores culture, society and wellbeing. Please rate, review, like, share and subscribe and connect to Speak On’s social media channels. Speak On Instagram: www.instagram.com/speakon_ | #SpeakOn Presented & Created by Yolanda Copes-Stepney: www.instagram.com/yokics Guest: Kash Whiteley:  https://www.instagram.com/kashwhiteley/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
47:28
October 14, 2020
Speak On: Tearing Down Society's Construct of Gender Benefits Everyone ft. Andrea Di Giovanni
Yolanda speaks with singer/songwriter and human rights activist Andrea Di Giovanni about gender fluidity, pronouns and his musical identity. ___________________ Speak On is an event series, podcast and panel show that explores culture, society and wellbeing. Please rate, review, like, share and subscribe and connect to Speak On’s social media channels. Speak On Instagram: www.instagram.com/speakon_ | #SpeakOn Presented & Created by Yolanda Copes-Stepney: www.instagram.com/yokics Guest: Andrea Di Giovanni https://www.instagram.com/andreadigiovanni/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
1:11:49
October 7, 2020
Speak On: I Have a Theory: The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories
Yolanda speaks with senior lecturer at Northumbria University Daniel Jolley alongside entrepreneur and social commentator Danny Price about the psychology of conspiracy theories. And the iconic Chrissy Teigan theory, of course. ___________________ Speak On is an event series, podcast and panel show that explores culture, society and wellbeing. Please rate, review, like, share and subscribe and connect to Speak On’s social media channels. Speak On Instagram: www.instagram.com/speakon_ | #SpeakOn Presented & Created by Yolanda Copes-Stepney: www.instagram.com/yokics Guest: https://twitter.com/DrDanielJolley , https://www.instagram.com/dannyfuckingprice/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
1:06:07
September 30, 2020
Speak On: The Illusion Of Progress In Hollywood Ft. Pamela Drameh
Yolanda speaks with film producer Pamela Drameh about the difference between diversity and inclusion within film and TV, the Oscars announcing new representation categories and so much more. ___________________ Speak On is an event series, podcast and panel show that explores culture, society and wellbeing. Please rate, review, like, share and subscribe and connect to Speak On’s social media channels. Speak On Instagram: www.instagram.com/speakon_ | #SpeakOn Presented & Created by Yolanda Copes-Stepney: www.instagram.com/yokics Guest: Pamela Drameh Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
1:01:51
September 23, 2020
Speak On: Breaking Down The Racial Inequalities In Health Ft. Toral Shah
Yolanda speaks with nutritionist, cancer specialist and entrepreneur Toral Shah about the racial disparities in health. ___________________ Speak On is an event series, podcast and panel show that explores culture, society and wellbeing. Please rate, review, like, share and subscribe and connect to Speak On’s social media channels. Speak On Instagram: www.instagram.com/speakon_ | #SpeakOn Presented & Created by Yolanda Copes-Stepney: www.instagram.com/yokics Guest: https://www.instagram.com/theurbankitchen/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
40:07
September 16, 2020
Speak On: Trump Vs Biden: The Lesser Of Two Evils Ft. Steve Zacharanda
Yolanda speaks with award-winning journalist and ‘Barack Obama's favourite Brummie’ Steve Zacharanda about the upcoming US presidential election. ___________________ Speak On is an event series, podcast and panel show that explores culture, society and wellbeing. Please rate, review, like, share and subscribe and connect to Speak On’s social media channels. Speak On Instagram: www.instagram.com/speakon_ | #SpeakOn Presented & Created by Yolanda Copes-Stepney: www.instagram.com/yokics Guest: https://twitter.com/stevezacharanda Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
48:51
September 9, 2020
Speak On: I Was The First Person In The World With My Condition Ft. Malia Ellis
Yolanda speaks to the inspiring beam of light that is Malia Ellis who speaks honestly about her journey with epidermal nevus syndrome and scoliosis.  ___________________ Speak On is an event series, podcast and panel show that explores, culture, society and wellbeing. Please rate, review, like, share and subscribe and connect to Speak On’s social media channels. Speak On Instagram: www.instagram.com/speakon_ | #SpeakOn Presented & Created by Yolanda Copes-Stepney: www.instagram.com/yokics Guest: https://www.instagram.com/maliasmovement/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
40:54
September 2, 2020
Speak On: Ice Cream and Activism Isn’t Just for Ben and Jerry: Bringing Joy and Advocating for Change. Ft. Dr Maya Warren
Yolanda speaks to ice cream scientist Dr Maya Warren about inspiring a new generation of young, Black scientists. Plus Maya explains how she is using ice cream for social change. ___________________ Speak On is an event series, podcast and panel show that explores, culture, society and wellbeing. Please rate, review, like, share and subscribe and connect to Speak On’s social media channels. Speak On Instagram: www.instagram.com/speakon_ | #SpeakOn Presented & Created by Yolanda Copes-Stepney: www.instagram.com/yokics Guest: https://www.instagram.com/maya.warren/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
48:07
August 26, 2020
Speak On: Bridget Jones Was Never Overweight. F*ck The Scales! Ft. Jess Bacon
Yolanda speaks to blogger and midsize activist Jess Bacon about the body positivity movement, why we should banish BMI and the toxicity of Bridget Jones. ___________________ Speak On is an event series, podcast and panel show that explores, culture, society and wellbeing. Please rate, review, like, share and subscribe and connect to Speak On’s social media channels. Speak On Instagram: www.instagram.com/speakon_ | #SpeakOn Presented & Created by Yolanda Copes-Stepney: www.instagram.com/yokics Guest: https://www.instagram.com/jesskbacon/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
46:12
August 19, 2020
Speak On: Why Are Black Women Angry? Ft. Dr Yvette Arthur
Yolanda speaks to clinical psychologist Dr Yvette Arthur about angry Black women and racial trauma. ___________________ Speak On is an event series, podcast and panel show that explores, culture, society and wellbeing. Please rate, review, like, share and subscribe and connect to Speak On’s social media channels. Speak On Instagram: www.instagram.com/speakon_ | #SpeakOn Presented & Created by Yolanda Copes-Stepney: www.instagram.com/yokics Guest: Dr Yvette Arthur: www.instagram.com/dryvettearthur | www.twitter.com/YvetteArthur9 | Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
50:30
August 12, 2020
Speak On: How To Find Your Happy Place Ft. Helen Clark of Lush Spa
Yolanda speaks to Helen Clark, spa trainer for Lush Oxford Street, about finding your happy place in your mind and home. ___________________ Speak On is an event series, podcast and panel show that explores, culture, society and wellbeing. Please rate, review, like, share and subscribe and connect to Speak On’s social media channels. Speak On Instagram: www.instagram.com/speakon_ | #SpeakOn Presented & Created by Yolanda Copes-Stepney: www.instagram.com/yokics Guest: Helen Clark: www.instagram.com/lushspa_helen Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
46:08
August 5, 2020
Speak On: I Have BPD Ft. Lucy Jackson
Yolanda speaks to actress, model and activist Lucy Jackson about the reality of living with BPD. Trigger Warning: In this episode, Lucy talks about her experiences with honesty. Therefore, some content may be distressing. If you need help with any of the themes covered please see the resources below: ___________________  Mind - Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm) Website: www.mind.org.uk No Panic -  Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD. Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge. Website: www.nopanic.org.uk Papyrus - Phone: 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday), 10am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm (on weekends and bank holidays). Website: www.papyrus-uk.org. Sane - Phone: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30pm to 10.30pm) www.sane.org.uk/textcare. Website: www.sane.org.uk/support ___________________  Speak On is an event series, podcast and panel show that explores, culture, society and wellbeing. Please rate, review, like, share and subscribe and connect to Speak On’s social media channels.  Speak On Instagram: www.instagram.com/speakon_ | #SpeakOn  Presented & Created by Yolanda Copes-Stepney: www.instagram.com/yokics  Guest: Lucy Jackson: www.instagram.com/lucyannajackson Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
51:27
July 29, 2020
Speak On: How To Be Better In Bed Ft. Patricia Cervantes Santana From Vibio
Yolanda speaks to sextrepeneur Patricia Cervantes Santana, co-founder of the sex toy company Vibio about how to be better in bed. ___________________ Speak On is an event series, podcast and panel show that explores, culture, society and wellbeing. Please rate, review, like, share and subscribe and connect to Speak On’s social media channels. Speak On Instagram: www.instagram.com/speakon_ | #SpeakOn Presented & Created by: Yolanda Copes-Stepney: www.instagram.com/yokics Guest: Patricia Cervantes Santana: www.instagram.com/patri.cervantes | www.instagram.com/vibiotoys | www.indiegogo.com/projects/ella-a-vibrator-you-control-from-your-phone/#/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
38:51
July 15, 2020
Speak On: Will Influencers Be Relevant Post-Pandemic? Ft. Vix Meldrew
Yolanda speaks to blogger and entrepreneur Vix Meldrew and discussing their thoughts on how relevant influencers will be once the world comes out of the other side of the pandemic. ___________________ Speak On is an event series, podcast and panel show that explores, culture, society and wellbeing. Please rate, review, like, share and subscribe and connect to Speak On’s social media channels. Speak On Instagram: www.instagram.com/speakon_ | #SpeakOn Presented & Created by Yolanda Copes-Stepney: www.instagram.com/yokics Guests: Vix Meldrew: Founder of Grow & Glow, providing guidance and support for creators & creatives building stand-out brands online. www.instagram.com/vixmeldrew | www.instagram.comgrowglow.co | vixmeldrew.com Producer: Abigail Weaver www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
44:11
July 9, 2020
Speak On: Won't Someone Think Of The Pigeons? Tearing Down The Symbols Of Britain's Ugly History
Yolanda speaks to by Professor Nandini Chatterjee and Professor Richard Toye from the University of Exeter, where they teach, Empire: The Controversies of British Imperialism. ___________________ Speak On is an event series, podcast and panel show that explores, culture, society and wellbeing. Please rate, review, like, share and subscribe and connect to Speak On’s social media channels. Speak On Instagram: www.instagram.com/speakon_ | #SpeakOn Presented & Created by Yolanda Copes-Stepney: www.instagram.com/yokics   Guests: Professor Nandini Chatterjee and Professor Richard Toye from the University of Exeter. Book your place on Empire: The Controversies of British Imperialism - www.futurelearn.com/courses/empire www.humanities.exeter.ac.uk/history/empire_online Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
41:08
June 30, 2020
Speak On: The Mood-Boosting Help You Need Right Now. Ft. Katie Weir
Yolanda speaks to bra-whisperer and mood-boosting queen Katie Weir about how to feel better in one of the craziest years ever. ___________________  Speak On is an event series, podcast and panel show that explores, culture, society and wellbeing. Please rate, review, like, share and subscribe and connect to Speak On’s social media channels.  Speak On Instagram: www.instagram.com/speakon_ | #SpeakOn  Presented & Created by Yolanda Copes-Stepney: www.instagram.com/yokics  Guests:  Katie Weir is the Curvy Kate Bra Whisperer, first lady of lingerie and body positive activist. www.instagram.com/weirwonderful | www.instagram.com/weirwonderfulfit  Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
36:28
June 21, 2020
Speak On: What Should You Do If You Lost Your Livelihood To Coronavirus? Ft. Natasha Bjoerndal
Yolanda speaks to career coach Natasha Bjoerndal about what to do if you’ve lost your livelihood to Coronavirus or you want to change your career. ___________________ Speak On is an event series, podcast and panel show that explores, culture, society and wellbeing.  Please rate, review, like, share and subscribe and connect to Speak On’s social media channels.  Speak On Instagram: www.instagram.com/speakon_ | #SpeakOn  Presented & Created by Yolanda Copes-Stepney: www.instagram.com/yokics  Guests: Natasha Bjoerndal: The management consultant and entrepreneur is the founder of The Careerist.   The Careerist: www.instagram.com/thecareeristofficial | www.the-careerist.com  Producer: Abigail Weaver | www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
35:02
June 21, 2020
Speak On: Should We Be More Worried About Men’s Mental Health Right Now? Ft. Alexis Caught & Jessica Gallier
Yolanda speaks to Alexis Caught and Jessica Gallier about the state of men’s mental health and how we can better support the men in our lives. ___________________ Speak On is an event series, podcast and panel show that explores, culture, society and wellbeing. Please rate, review, like, share and subscribe and connect to Speak On’s social media channels. Speak On Instagram: www.instagram.com/speakon_  | #SpeakOn Presented & Created by Yolanda Copes-Stepney: www.instagram.com/yokics Guests: Alexis Caught: Creator & co-host of Qmmunity Podcast, writer and mental health advocate, featured author in the best-selling mental health book It’s Not Okay To Feel Blue, (and other lies) with his essay The Thread Of Sadness. www.instagram.com/alexiscaught Qmmunity Podcast: www.instagram.com/qmmunitypod Shout: www.instagram.com/giveusashoutinsta | www.giveusashout.org/get-help Jessica Gallier: Founder of the Martin Gallier Project, dedicated to preventing suicides and breaking down the stigmas and supporting families. Gallier House:  www.instagram.com/themartingallierproject | www.gallierhouse.co.uk Producer: Abigail Weaver | www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
38:12
June 21, 2020
Speak On: This is How Racism Feels...
Special Episode: This is how racism feels It’s the end of a hard few weeks and as you can see from the news there’s been some progress for Black Lives Matter due to the protests, but it doesn’t end here. Because this is about so much more. This isn’t a political issue, this is about humanity. There are no competing concepts of the good in this, Racism is bad. This is the audio from a video I made and shared on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/CBDQKNLHagk/ I decided to share it because it captures my emotions at a very difficult time. I though that people needed to see it as so many people were disconnected from this subject, but it also helped a lot of people express how they felt at the time.  ___________________ Presented & Created by Yolanda Copes-Stepney: www.instagram.com/yokics Speak On INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/speakon_ Producer: Danni O'Halloran, Shelan Kafoor and Omari Bryant Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe and connect to Speak On’s social media channels.
06:04
June 15, 2020
Speak On: #Cancelled, when celebs go rogue
The Speak On panel discuss cancel culture. They talk about who they’ve cancelled and why and which rogue celebs made their eyes roll. Featuring special guest Seyi Newell, the panel touch on if it works and has #Cancelled gone too far? Who have you cancelled and why? ___________________ Presented & Created by Yolanda Copes-Stepney: www.instagram.com/yokics Speak On INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/speakon_ Guests: Seyi Newell Lucy Jackson: www.instagram.com/lucyannajackson Nicole Marie: www.instagram.com/love Raychel Krissy Youth: www.instagram.com/krissyyouth Producer: Danni O'Halloran Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe and connect to Speak On’s social media channels.
29:44
April 26, 2020
Speak On: #TimesUp on that Sh*t
The Speak On panel revisit their discussion on #MeToo with special guest Seyi Newell from Rosa UK, the charitable fund set up to support initiatives that benefit women and girls in the UK. They explore the impact on women and what’s next for the movement. ___________________ Presented & Created by Yolanda Copes-Stepney: www.instagram.com/yokics Speak On INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/speakon_ Guests: Seyi Newell - Rosa UK Lucy Jackson: www.instagram.com/lucyannajackson Krissy Youth: www.instagram.com/krissyyouth Producer: Danni O'Halloran Find out more about Rosa UK: www.instagram.com/rosaforwomen rosauk.org Find out more about Times Up UK: www.timesupuk.org Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe and connect to Speak On’s social media channels.
26:34
April 26, 2020
Speak On: Do we really love our bodies? Ft. Samantha Baines
With so many body positive messages in the media, do we love ourselves more than we did before? The Speak On panel and special guests comedian Samantha Baines and Actress Raychel Addo, explore whether we are in a worse position because of the pressure of social media to be so damn perfect. Do you think have a healthier body image these days? ___________________ Presented & Created by Yolanda Copes-Stepney: www.instagram.com/yokics Speak On INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/speakon_ Guests: Samantha Baines: www.instagram.com/samanthabaines Lucy Jackson: www.instagram.com/lucyannajackson Nicole Marie: www.instagram.com/loveraychel Krissy Youth: www.instagram.com/krissyyouth Producer: Danni O'Halloran Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe and connect to Speak On’s social media channels.
39:49
April 26, 2020
Speak On: Is Social Media Ruining Our Lives?
We are increasingly spending more time on our social media. Because of this, people are asking ‘Is social media a good or bad thing?’, ‘Does it impact society positively?’ and ‘Is it bad for your mental health?’. Social media influences how we interact with our friends, our family. We watch loads of video content via YouTube, Instagram, etc., and we’re also finding partners on dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble. As a result, do you feel that social media is feeding our misconceptions of who we are and how our audiences perceive us? Do people create experiences just so they can share them on their social media? Is there pressure to portray that you’re living a perfect life? The Speak On panel discuss social media and the influence it has on the way we share information. When a hot topic appears on your Facebook timeline or Twitter newsfeed, do you think before liking and reposting? With so much misinformation and ‘fake news’ coming onto our screens, we’re asking ‘are people too quick to react to and share content before doing a bit of research first?’. Do you take the opportunity to look into content before liking and reposting? ___________________ Presented & Created by Yolanda Copes-Stepney: www.instagram.com/yokics Speak On INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/speakon_ Guests: Rafeeka Love: www.instagram.com/rafeekalove Lucy Jackson: www.instagram.com/lucyannajackson Nicole Marie: www.instagram.com/the.nixfix Krissy Youth: www.instagram.com/krissyyouth Producer: Danni O'Halloran Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe and connect to Speak On’s social media channels.
25:38
April 26, 2020
Speak On: #MeToo
The Speak On panel discusses #MeToo, including their own moments and the impact the movement has had globally. The viral campaign created a global watershed moment when it first exploded onto social media in 2017. Victims of sexual abuse and inappropriate behaviour have come out in their thousands on Twitter and other social media using the hashtag to talk openly about their experiences and raise awareness of this issue. From unsolicited comments and catcalling through to serious assault, the panel asks what can be done to solve this ongoing and widespread problem. The panel also explores when the allegations have been met with comments that could be called 'victim blaming'. These statements (some from high-profile women) suggest that those who have experienced sexual assault can themselves be at fault, echoing the shocking 'asking for it' sentiment. So, as women, do we have a responsibility for our own safety? Does the style of clothes we choose to wear, or the drinking of alcohol determine if we are victims or not? ___________________ Presented & Created by Yolanda Copes-Stepney: www.instagram.com/yokics Speak On INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/speakon_ Guests: Rafeeka Love: www.instagram.com/rafeekalove Lucy Jackson: www.instagram.com/lucyannajackson Nicole Marie: www.instagram.com/the.nixfix Krissy Youth: www.instagram.com/krissyyouth Producer: Danni O'Halloran Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe and connect to Speak On’s social media channels.
22:50
April 26, 2020
Speak On: #NoFilter and Calling Sh*t Out on the Internet
Social media is a great way to connect and share interests as well as express ideas. But we’ve all seen inappropriate and offensive status updates and posts across our social media channels. Whether it’s people you know or anonymous internet trolls and cyber bullies, do you call the posters out? The Speak On panel explore everything from mean tweets and Facebook trolls through to #NoFilter on Instagram, questioning if we should pull someone up on their prejudice posts and mean messages. Do you challenge people when they say nasty and offensive things online?  Do you think Instagram filters are a form of catfishing or just creative fun? _______________ Presented & Created by Yolanda Copes-Stepney: www.instagram.com/yokics  Speak On INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/speakon_ Guests: Rafeeka Love: www.instagram.com/rafeekalove Lucy Jackson: www.instagram.com/lucyannajackson Nicole Marie: www.instagram.com/the.nixfix Krissy Youth:  www.instagram.com/krissyyouth Producer: Danni O'Halloran Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe and connect to Speak On’s social media channels.
14:32
April 26, 2020