So you think you can chant: activism, protest and making change

Live at Bloomsbury Festival, Emma and Miztli host a panel talk on activism and making change, featuring comedian, writer and campaigner for The Eve Appeal Karen Hobbs, Programme Manager at Campaign Bootcamp Sophie Yates Lu and UK Senior Campaigner at Change.org Pascale Frazer-Carroll. Recorded live on Sunday 21 October at Conway Hall, London.

Women in Sport - Live

Live episode recorded at London’s Canvas Café on Wednesday 25 July, in support of Women in Sport. Panel event featuring Heroine Addicts hosts Miztli Neville and Emma Pritchard, double Olympian Montell Douglas, co-founder of WeBox Els Caballero-Kolster and girls’ football ambassador/sports marketeer Charlotte Richardson. Heroine Addicts host and super-comedian Louise Bastock opened the evening with a sports-themed comedy set. Why does professional sport exclude women? How can women’s sport become mainstream? How do we inspire young girls and women to stay sporty? In response to THAT #Forbes100 list and the “Men’s World Cup” taking over our lives, this live event celebrated female sports stars and discussed gender equality in the sector.

Episode 19 - Daisy May Cooper

Daisy May Cooper is a British actress and writer who has rocketed to fame with the success of her mockumentary BBC3 comedy, This Country, co-written and performed with her brother Charlie Cooper. This Country is a show about the mundane eccentricities of everyday life in the Cotswolds, and the disenfranchisement of young people. At the 2018 television BAFTAS Daisy won Best Female Comedy Performance and the show won Best Breakthrough Talent and Best Scripted Comedy. Daisy is at the heart of a meticulously observed, witty, warm and nuanced British comedy and her fearless undoing of our expectations of what women look and behave like on screen is revolutionary. This episode discusses the wonder of Daisy and women in comedy. 

Special Edition - Female Solo Travel with Krystal Kelly

Krystal Kelly introduced herself to us a few months ago, saying she's a blonde solo woman traveller who has been travelling the world for the past 7 years, mostly on horseback. She's worked in Egypt during the revolution, India, road-tripped in a pink car from England to Mongolia, and has potentially one of the most interesting car-rescue stories we've ever heard, taking place in Kyrgyzstan.

This is an episode about women's empowerment, following your dreams and what it's like to work in countries where men very much run the show. Krystal is a phenomenal woman and storyteller and we hope you enjoy this bonus episode. 

Visit Krystal's website Krys Kolumbus travel www.kryskolumbustravel.com | http://www.krystal-kelly.com to follow her adventures. 

Episode 18 - Sylvia Earle

“Even if you never have the chance to see or touch the ocean, the ocean touches you with every breath you take, every drop of water you drink, every bite you consume. Everyone, everywhere is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent upon the existence of the sea.” Sylvia Earle is an American marine biologist, explorer, author, diver and lecturer. She is currently 82 years old. Some of her nicknames include ‘The Joan of Arc of the Oceans’, ‘The Great Sturgeon General’ and ‘Her Deepness.’ Sylvia has been a National Geographic explorer-in-residence since 1998. She was the first female chief scientist of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and was Time Magazine’s first ever Hero for the Planet in 1998. Sylvia inspired the group Ocean Elders, which is dedicated to protecting the ocean and its wildlife and her company Mission Blue aims to establish protected areas in the oceans called Hope Spots. You can watch her documentary ‘Mission Blue’, celebrating Sylvia’s life and work, on Netflix.

Episode 17 - Janet Mock

This month we are celebrating the icon that is Janet Mock: writer, TV host, podcaster, and transgender rights activist, there is no stopping this incredible millennial powerhouse. From humble beginnings in Hawaii to becoming a New York Times best-selling author of Redefining Realness and Surpassing Certainty,  Mock has lived an extraordinary life and is still only in her 30s. This episode is about everything from gender identity to trying to make it in the big city.

Special edition - Siberian Lights

Continuing our mini series celebrating women doing brilliant things, Miztli chatted to Charlotte Merriam, actor, playwright and co-founder of Siberian Lights, a creative tribe giving women a voice in theatre. Their next production, DAMES, written by Merriam, plays at Pleasance Theatre in London this April. DAMES is a show about women, female friendship and the secret confessional we all know too well... the toilet. 

Visit: https://www.pleasance.co.uk/event/dames#overview for tickets.

Episode 16 - Nellie Bly

Nellie Bly (real name Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman) was a pioneering American journalist in the late 19th century – most remembered for her record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days and her undercover investigation and groundbreaking exposure of the treatment of women in a New York mental asylum. Her work introduced a new brand of investigative journalism that continues today.

Special edition - Museum of London (Beverly Cook)

In the first of a series of mini episodes featuring interviews with women from all over the world, Alice meets Beverly Cook, a curator at the Museum of London, to discuss their Votes of London exhibition and specifically their showcases of the Militant side of Suffrage and Votes for Women.

Episode 15 - Erika Lust

 

“The movies can stay dirty but the values must be clean." This month, we are chatting about adult filmmaker, Erika Lust. Director, producer and founder of Lust films, Lust is one of the most iconic  feminist sex positive women taking the adult film industry by storm. Lust has worked tirelessly to tackle misogyny in the industry and to create films that give women a voice in the discourse of pornography. Playful, challenging, and downright sexy, we explore the life and work of this inspirational woman. 

Special Edition - Women in Theatre (Live)

Recorded live at London's Southwark Playhouse on Saturday 10 February 2018, this episode celebrates women in theatre. Following a performance of the critically acclaimed 'Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties' - a play that shatters societal ideals of femininity in a carnival of rage, pussy, cabaret, drag and love - we recorded this special edition live episode celebrating women in theatre. Featuring Edith Craig, pioneering theatre director, producer, daughter of celebrated actress Ellen Terry and pioneer at the front of the Actresses Franchise League and the suffrage movement, and the ensemble of Nirbhaya, directed by Yael Farber, (Assembly, Edinburgh, Southbank Centre and international tour), a staggering production conceived in response to the New Delhi Gang Rape in 2012 and based on women's experiences of violence that broke open the silence and shame surrounding violence against women and enabled people to speak out for the first time. 

Special thanks to Southwark Playhouse and Collective Rage for having us - and to Chris Drohan for his superb live recording skills.

Episode 14 - Serena Williams

Serena Williams is one of the best athletes - if not the best athlete - in the world. Tennis player, entrepreneur, fashion designer, younger sister of Venus Williams, philanthropist and, recently, mother, Williams is an icon. Williams' record of 39 Grand Slam titles is the most of any player, female or male. She has been World No 1 for 319 weeks, has only ever won gold medals at the Olympics, and twice held all four major championship titles at the same time - dubbed the Serena slam. 

Episode 13 - Reese Witherspoon

...AND IT'S HERE! Kicking off the start of Season 2, it's none other than Reese Witherspoon. Glamour Woman of the Year, Oscar winner, film producer extraordinaire, star of hits such as Legally Blonde, Wild, Big Little Lies, Walk the Line and Pleasantville, Reese was the romcom queen who got us through our teenage years and who inspires us ten times over now we've grown up, with her pioneering film production company dedicated to producing stories for and about women. "Ambition is not a dirty word" she said - and what a thing to celebrate. Our first episode is all about the queen of Hollywood girl power and what it means to be an ambitious woman.