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Speak On

By Yolanda Copes-Stepney
Speak On explores topical issues, culture, society and wellbeing through interviews, conversation and panel discussions. Presented by Yolanda Copes-Stepney.
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Speak On: MINI POD! Surrogacy Laws Here in The UK Ft. Ben Butler
Yolanda speaks with Ben Butler, a Childcare Paralegal and newly graduated Barrister about why the surrogacy laws here in the UK have a lot of room for improvement. __________________ 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: Ben Butler Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver Production Assistants: Paige Walters & Sian Monforte
18:28
March 11, 2022
Speak On: Surrogacy and Surrogacy Laws Ft. Sarah Jones
Yolanda speaks with Sarah Jones, a board member at SurrogacyUK who has been a surrogate five times! They speak on what it's actually like to be a surrogate, the misconceptions and why the laws around surrogacy have a lot of room for improvement.  ___________________ 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: Sarah Jones: https://www.instagram.com/sarahjsuk/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver Production Assistants: Paige Walters & Sian Monforte
48:42
March 09, 2022
Speak On: Is Therapy a Scam? When Is a Psychologist Not a Psychologist? Ft. Haben Ghezai and Candice Williams
Yolanda speaks with clinical psychologist Dr Haben Ghezai and trainee clinical psychologist Candice Williams about what makes a psychologist, the issues with TV psychologists and if therapy is for everyone. ___________________ 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: Haben: https://www.instagram.com/drhaben_ghezai/?hl=en Candice: https://twitter.com/Cand_45 Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver Production Assistants: Paige Walters & Sian Monforte
48:25
March 02, 2022
Speak On: It Happens In Gay Relationships Too: Domestic Violence in LGBTQ+ Communities Ft. Sam Taylor
TW: Domestic abuse, mental health. Yolanda speaks with the Worlds 3rd Strongest Woman, the incredible Sam Tayloe. Sam is also a domestic violence survivor and advocates against DV. For this episode, Yolanda and Sam talk about how domestic abuse exists within LGBTQ+ relationships too and how this doesn't get discussed enough.  ___________________ 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: Sam Taylor: https://www.instagram.com/sam_taylor_welsh_strongwoman/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver Production Assistants: Paige Walters & Sian Monforte
41:53
February 23, 2022
Speak On: The Truth About Domestic Violence Ft Maisha Sumah
TW: Abuse, suicide, mental health. Yolanda speaks with Maisha Sumah, a domestic violence survivor and award-winning public speaker who advocates against domestic abuse. We had some recording issues with this episode, but do not be put off. Maisha's story is harrowing but very important.  ___________________ 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: Maisha Sumah: https://www.instagram.com/maishasumah__/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver Production Assistants: Paige Walters & Sian Monforte
47:02
February 16, 2022
Speak On: Texas, What Is Your Problem Hun? Abortion Rights and The Heartbeat Act Ft Paxton Smith
Yolanda speaks with Paxton Smith a reproductive rights activist, speaker, and musician from Texas, USA. Paxton went viral when she decided to use her valedictorian speech at the University of Texas, to speak against Texas’ SB8 bill. Together they talk about what on earth is actually going on in Texas right now and how the Heartbeat Act is affecting women. ___________________ 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: Paxton Smith: https://www.instagram.com/paxtonasmith/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver Production Assistants: Paige Walters & Sian Monforte
36:08
February 09, 2022
Speak On: Every Woman Should Listen To This: A Yearly Checkup Could Save Your Life
Yolanda speaks with Dafina Malovska who after surviving Stage 2 womb cancer has become a campaigner on a mission to improve women's health in the UK. This is her enlightening story.  ___________________ 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: Dafina Malovska: https://www.instagram.com/checkmeupuk/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver Production Assistants: Paige Walters & Sian Monforte
31:60
February 02, 2022
Speak On: How to Overhaul Your Personal Finances Ft. Kalpana Fitzpatrick
Yolanda speaks with finance journalist Kalpana Fitzpatrick about how to be a smart spender, what a pension is, how to get a good credit score and the importance of setting good examples for children. For the sake of our mention health, speaking about money should not be a taboo topic. ___________________ 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: Kalpana Fitzpatrick: https://www.instagram.com/kalpanafitz/  Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver Production Assistants: Paige Walters & Sian Monforte
50:48
January 26, 2022
Speak On: How Maternity Care Is Killing Black and Brown People and How We Can Stop It Ft. Benash Nazmeen
Yolanda speaks with Benash Nazmeen a Specialist Cultural Liaison Midwife, working towards addressing health inequalities within maternity services. Benash is also the Co-Chair of Birthrights, the only UK organisation dedicated to improving women and birthing peoples experience of pregnancy and childbirth by promoting respect for human rights. Together, they talk about how to reduce harm and promote compassion understanding in maternal healthcare. ___________________ 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: Benash Nazmeen | https://twitter.com/birthrightsorg | https://www.instagram.com/birthrightsorg/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver Production Assistants: Paige Walters & Sian Monforte
46:05
January 19, 2022
Speak On: Making Maternity Safer For Black Women Ft. Candice Williams
Yolanda speaks with Trainee Clinical Psychologist Candice Williams about the inequalities in maternal health for black women and birthing people. We're keen to help spread the word about her Doctoral Research into perinatal inequalities for black mothers in the UK. To find out more and to contribute, take a listen to the episode and then contact Candice via her Twitter or Instagram below.  ___________________ 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: Candice Williams | https://www.instagram.com/dclinperinatal_research/ | @DClin_Perinatal Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver Production Assistants: Paige Walters & Sian Monforte
36:49
January 12, 2022
Speak On: Is Debate Ruining The World? Ft. Danny Price
Yolanda speaks with Danny Price, a content creator and social commentator, about debates, listening and cancel culture. You may recognise Danny's voice from our previous pod on conspiracy theories! As always with Danny, expect strong language.  ___________________ 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: Danny Price | https://www.instagram.com/dannyfuckingprice/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver Production Assistants: Paige Walters & Sian Monforte
01:00:25
December 29, 2021
Speak On: How Samaritans Save Lives Ft. Volunteer Listener Josselin Grossi
TW: Suicide, mental health. Yolanda speaks with Josselin Grossi, a telephone volunteer at the Samaritans’ Croydon Branch to discuss her experience working as a volunteer. Samaritans is a registered charity that provides emotional support to anyone in times of emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout Great Britain and Ireland. Samaritans is a free, 24-hour service. you can call them any time on 116 123. If you or someone else is in immediate danger, the quickest way to get help is to call an ambulance on 999.  The Samaritans website is an incredible resource full of mental health tips, explainer videos and support for those supporting others. We recommend reading their articles to get a better understanding of the health crisis the UK is facing right now. ___________________ 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:Samaritans | www.instagram.com/samaritanscharity Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver Production Assistants: Paige Walters & Sian Monforte
36:04
December 15, 2021
Speak On: Climate Change: How Do We Actually Stop The Planet Wiping Us Out Ft. Dr. Matt Winning
We're back for another season! This time, our theme is 'Shit You Should Care About'. For this first episode, Yolanda speaks with environmental researcher at the University College London, climate change comedian, podcaster and author of the book 'Hot Mess: What on earth can we do about climate change?', Dr Matt Winning. We highly recommend Matt's TEDx talk! Together, Yolanda and Matt explore how the climate crisis is a people problem, rather than a planet problem. ___________________ 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: https://www.instagram.com/yokics/ Guest: Matt Winning: https://www.instagram.com/mattywin85/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver Production Assistants: Paige Walters & Sian Monforte
52:36
December 08, 2021
Speak On: Gender Bias in Medicine Ft. Sarah Graham
Yolanda speaks with Sarah Graham, health journalist and Founder of the blog 'Hysterical Women'  about the gender bias in medicine and health. Make sure to check out her incredible (trans inclusive) blog, Hysterical Women here: https://hystericalwomen.co.uk/ ___________________ 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: https://www.instagram.com/yokics/ Guest: Sarah Graham: https://twitter.com/SarahGraham7 Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
43:52
July 07, 2021
Speak On: BONUS EPISODE: To Kid or Not To Kid Ft. Maxine Trump
In this special bonus episode, Yolanda speaks with filmmaker Maxine Trump about her incredible film, ‘To Kid or Not To Kid’. Maxine gives away as much as she can without sharing any spoilers! Watch the film here: https://www.tokidornottokid.com/ ___________________ 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: https://www.instagram.com/yokics/ Guest: Maxine Trump: https://www.instagram.com/maxinetrump_childfreedirector/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
49:32
July 02, 2021
Speak On: It's Ok to Not Want Children Ft. Maxine Page and Alessia Cesana
Yolanda speaks to Alessia Cesana and Maxine Page, two journalists who discuss their decision to live child-free. ___________________ 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: https://www.instagram.com/yokics/ Guest: Alessia Cesana and Maxine Page: https://twitter.com/maxinepage Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
49:32
June 30, 2021
Speak On: How To Be a Woman Ft. Samantha Baines
Yolanda speaks to author, comedian and podcaster Samantha Baines about what it really means to be a womxn in 2021. Make sure you check out Samantha’s podcast, The Divorce Club: https://spoti.fi/3vPAoJg ___________________ 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: https://www.instagram.com/yokics/ Guest: Samantha Baines: https://www.instagram.com/samanthabaines/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
49:42
June 23, 2021
Men's Health Week: The Pressure To Be Buff & Toxic Masculinity
This week we revisit our online event series ‘We Need To Talk About Mental Health’ which we hosted back in November. For Men’s Health Week, we’ve picked our favourite bits from two of the talks that covered all things body image, the concept of masculinity, mental health, men’s wellness and so much more. If you like what you hear, these talks in full plus the rest of this event series is available for free over on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/35sHmZH Thanks so much to our incredible guest. Full line up: ‘The Pressure to Be Buff' - Dr Russell Delderfield and Laurence Fountain 'Are You Man Enough? The Crisis Of Masculinity' hosted by Danny Price, featuring Alexis Caught, Ash Bhardwaj and Nathaniel Pamah.
01:16:55
June 16, 2021
Speak On: Adults Dating Teenagers is Gross Ft. Emily Haswell
Yolanda speaks to writer and TikToker Emily Haswell about age gaps in relationships, exactly why men date teens and why it’s not ok. ___________________ 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: https://www.instagram.com/yokics/ Guest: Emily Haswell: https://www.tiktok.com/@emilyisunemployed Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
58:58
June 09, 2021
Speak On: There Is No Transgender Agenda Ft. Ceecee Jacobsen
Yolanda speaks to public speaker and content creator Ceecee Jacobsen about her experience as the first trans person in her entire country. ___________________ 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: https://www.instagram.com/yokics/ Guest: Ceecee Jacobsen https://www.instagram.com/ceeceejacobsen/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
49:41
June 02, 2021
Speak On: Gender Is a Social Construct: Understanding Gender Identity Ft. Tabby Lamb
Yolanda speaks to writer and performer Tabby Lamb about gender identity, being non-binary in 2021 and so much more. Dig in! ___________________ 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: https://www.instagram.com/yokics/ Guest: Tabby Lamb https://twitter.com/TheTabbyLamb Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
52:52
May 26, 2021
Speak On: I Was Born Without A Womb Ft. Vics Lane
Yolanda speaks to the incredible advocate for the rare condition MRKH, Vic Lane. 1 in 5000 women have MRKH, a diagnosis which not even all doctors know about. ___________________ 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: https://www.instagram.com/yokics/ Guest: Vics Lane https://www.instagram.com/vicsxmrkh/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
57:33
May 19, 2021
Speak On: Women Are Crazy: The Truth About Hormones Ft. Amy Thomson
Yolanda speaks to Amy Thomson, CEO and Founder of The Moody Month app and now the author of ‘Moody: A 21st Century Hormone Guide’ about all things hormones, mood swings and wellbeing. Despite the title, this podcast is definitely not just for women! ___________________ 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: https://www.instagram.com/yokics/ Guest: Amy Thomson: https://www.instagram.com/amytstory/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
52:35
May 12, 2021
Speak On: The Problem with Not All Men Ft. Grace Gray and Ta'Vi
Yolanda speaks to comedian and writer Ta’Vi plus model and makeup artist Grace Gray about why the term #NotAllMen has no place in 2021 - in fact 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: https://www.instagram.com/yokics/ Guest: Grace Gray https://www.instagram.com/heyitsgracegray/ Ta’Vi https://www.tiktok.com/@tavitalkstrash Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
01:04:16
May 05, 2021
Speak On: Has The Pandemic Rewritten The Rules of Dating? Ft. Gillian Myhill
Yolanda speaks to Gillian Myhill, co-founder of a new and game-changing dating app called BARE. Together they discuss the impact the pandemic has had on online dating and predict what dating will look like post-lockdown. ___________________ 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: https://www.instagram.com/yokics/ Guest: Gillian Myhill https://www.instagram.com/baredating/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
42:35
March 31, 2021
Speak On: Wanking: The Ultimate Act of Self-Care Ft. Poppy Scarlett
Yolanda speaks to Poppy Scarlett, proud wanker, pleasure educator and founder of sex toy boutque, Self & More. This episode is all about normalising masturbation and the health benefits to having some alone time! ___________________ 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: Poppy Scarlett: https://www.instagram.com/poppyscarlett_/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
38:20
March 24, 2021
Speak On: Is Sex Addiction Real? Ft. Jamie Finch
Yolanda speaks to podcaster and musician Jamie Finch about something that no one (except Jamie!) talks about - sex addiction. Add Jamie’s podcast Let’s Talk About Sex Jamie to your list, we highly recommend it. ___________________ 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: Jamie Finch https://www.instagram.com/letstalkaboutsexjamie/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
50:54
March 17, 2021
Speak On: The Reality of Dating A Narcissist Ft. Wendy Gregory
Yolanda speaks with psychologist and writer Wendy Gregory who specialises in narcissist personality disorder. They talk about NPD as a whole plus what it’s like to date someone with the disorder. ___________________ 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: Wendy Gregory https://twitter.com/thewendyhouse57 Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
57:18
March 10, 2021
Speak On: The Disaster That Is Sex Education Ft. Sextras Podcast
Yolanda speaks with Honey and Maria from the podcast 'Sextras' about all things sex education, RSE lessons and Zoella being booted off the curriculum. ___________________ 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: Sextras https://www.instagram.com/sextraspodcast/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
01:08:53
March 03, 2021
Speak On: All You Need Is Loves: Open Relationships & Polyamory Ft. Janet W. Hardy
Yolanda speaks to writer and educator Janet W. Hardy about polyamory and open relationships. Make sure to add Janet’s book The Ethical Slut to your list! ___________________ 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: Janet W Hardy: https://twitter.com/janetwhardy Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
54:23
February 24, 2021
Speak On: Sex Work Is Work Ft. Rachel Brownstein
Yolanda speaks to former adult film actor and sex work activist Rachel Brownstein about changing the stigmas and evolving the conversation around sex work. ___________________ 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: Rachel Brownstein: https://twitter.com/AuntieR8chel Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
01:00:21
February 17, 2021
Speak On: How to Survive a Hideous Breakup Ft. Eleanor Wood
Yolanda speaks to author Eleanor Wood about how to survive a hideous breakup. If you like this podcast, you’ll love Eleanor’s book ‘Staunch’. ___________________ 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: Eleanor Wood: https://www.instagram.com/eleanorclairewood/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
47:13
February 10, 2021
Speak On: I Have HIV Ft. Rich Watkins
Yolanda speaks to actor, writer and teacher Rich Watkins about his personal journey of living with HIV. ___________________ 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: Rich Watkins: https://twitter.com/richwatkinsldn Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
52:55
February 03, 2021
Speak On: Sex On Film Ft. Lotus Lain
Yolanda speaks to adult film actor and producer, intimacy coordinator and advocate for the Free Speech Coalition, Lotus Lain. Yolanda asks what it’s like to be a sex worker on Instagram right now, if Lotus has seen a shift in the porn industry since #MeToo 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: Lotus Lain: https://linktr.ee/itslotuslain Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
01:00:27
January 27, 2021
Speak On: What’s Your Number? The Stereotypes of Promiscuity Ft. Pamela Drameh and Danni O'Halloran
Yolanda calls on her friends Pamela Drameh and Danni O’Halloran for an open and honest chat about the stereotypes of promiscuity, the truth about slut-shaming and beyond. ___________________ 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, Danni O’Halloran. Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
01:06:02
January 20, 2021
Speak On: BDSM: The Science of Pleasure and Pain Ft. Dr Brad Sagarin
Yolanda speaks to Dr Brad Sagarin, a professor of psychology at Northern Illinois University and the head of the Science of BDSM Research Team, about the science and psychology behind BDSM. ___________________ 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 Brad Sagarin https://www.scienceofbdsm.com/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
44:31
January 13, 2021
Speak On: Modern Love: The Reality of Relationships Ft. Cate Mackenzie
Yolanda speaks to love coach and psychosexual therapist Cate Mackenzie about dating, finding love and what it takes to maintain relationships in 2021. Cate runs a workshop on bridging which can be accessed here: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/catemackenzie/435529 ___________________ 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: Cate Mackenzie: https://www.instagram.com/catemmackenzie/?hl=en Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
56:09
January 06, 2021
Merry Christmas!
We've wrapped up this series of the podcast but we're looking forward to sharing more episodes with you in 2021. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Yolanda and the Speak On team.  ___________________ 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 Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
00:09
December 23, 2020
Speak On: Is Social Media Ruining Our Lives? Ft. Jackie Adedeji
Yolanda speaks to journalist and podcaster Jackie Adedeji AKA Jackie Big Tits. Yolanda asked Jackie about her relationship with social media and if it is ruining 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 Guest: Jackie Adedeji https://www.instagram.com/ohmygoshitsjackie/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
01:02:53
December 16, 2020
Speak On: Sobriety Is The Spice of Life Ft. Janey Lee Grace
Yolanda speaks to broadcaster, well-being expert and founder of The Sober Club Janey Lee Grace about the health benefits of cutting back on alcohol. ___________________ 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: Janey Lee Grace https://twitter.com/janeyleegrace Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
48:56
December 09, 2020
Speak On: How To Look After That WAP: Pelvic Floor Health Ft. Grace Lillywhite
Yolanda speaks to founder of Centred Mums Grace Lillywhite about the importance of pelvic floor health and the common misconceptions. ___________________ 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: Grace Lillywhite https://www.instagram.com/centredmumspilates/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
50:42
December 02, 2020
Men’s Mental Health: Mental Health and The Music Industry Ft. Frank Turner
Yolanda speaks to musician Frank Turner about what it’s like to be a successful touring musician in 2020, if the music industry has changed in recent years regarding mental health stigmas and the impact social media has on Frank’s career and mindset. This episode is part one of a four-week run of specialised content to help break down the stigma of talking openly about men’s mental health. If you need help with any of the themes covered please see the resources below: CALM Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (Everyday, 5pm-midnight) Live web chat also available (Everyday, 5pm-midnight) Website: www.thecalmzone.net Mind Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm) Website: www.mind.org.uk Shout 85258 Text 'SHOUT' to 85258 ___________________ 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: Frank Turner https://www.instagram.com/frankturner/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
45:42
November 25, 2020
Men’s Mental Health: Toxic Masculinity Is Not An Attack On Men Ft. Gabriel Bisset-Smith
Yolanda speaks to actor, writer and director Gabriel Bisset-Smith about the truth of toxic masculinity, how it affects all members of society and its link to negative mental health. This episode is part one of a four-week run of specialised content to help break down the stigma of talking openly about men’s mental health  If you need help with any of the themes covered please see the resources below: CALM Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (Everyday, 5pm-midnight) Live web chat also available (Everyday, 5pm-midnight) Website: www.thecalmzone.net Mind Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm) Website: www.mind.org.uk Shout 85258 Text 'SHOUT' to 85258 ___________________ 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: Gabriel Bisset-Smith https://www.instagram.com/gabrielbissetsmith/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
01:06:17
November 18, 2020
Men’s Mental Health: But How Are You Really? Offering A Safe Space To Talk About Mental Health Ft. Eeds Mckenzie
Yolanda speaks to podcaster and UX designer Eeds McKenzie about his personal journey with therapy and how to offer a safe and authentic space which allows people to open up. This episode is part one of a four-week run of specialised content to help break down the stigma of talking openly about men’s mental health.  If you need help with any of the themes covered please see the resources below: CALM Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (Everyday, 5pm-midnight) Live web chat also available (Everyday, 5pm-midnight) Website: www.thecalmzone.net Mind Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm) Website: www.mind.org.uk Shout 85258 Text 'SHOUT' to 85258 ___________________ 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: Eeds McKenzie https://twitter.com/Eedsmckenzie Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
52:10
November 11, 2020
Men’s Mental Health Special: Chronic Anxiety Is My Superpower Ft. Nomine
Yolanda speaks to DJ, Producer and educator Nomine AKA Outrage about living day to day with chronic anxiety. This episode is part one of a four-week run of specialised content to help break down the stigma of talking openly about men’s mental health.  If you need help with any of the themes covered please see the resources below: CALM Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (Everyday, 5pm-midnight) Live web chat also available (Everyday, 5pm-midnight) Website: www.thecalmzone.net Mind Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm) Website: www.mind.org.uk Shout 85258 Text 'SHOUT' to 85258 ___________________ 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: Nomine https://www.instagram.com/nomine_sound/ Producer: Abigail Weaver: www.instagram.com/_abigailweaver
53:46
November 04, 2020
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
47:53
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
47:29
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
01:11:50
October 07, 2020
Speak On: I Have a Theory: The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories Ft. Danny Price and Daniel Jolley
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 Teigen 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
01:06:08
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
01:01:52
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 09, 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 02, 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
46:13
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
50:31
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 05, 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
51:28
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 09, 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
41:09
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
36:29
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
38:13
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.
29:45
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.
26:35
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.
39:50
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