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    “She’s not Coming to School Ever Again!” Annetta Paps-King S:3 Ep: 4

    “She’s not coming back to school again.” These searing words are branded into the mind of Annetta Paps-King, co-founder of charity Sponsor a Gambian Girl. At the age of 14 her Gambian friend was ripped from the education system to get married to an older man and live a life of servitude. This practice still takes place in some Gambian tribes. In this episode Annetta details some of the harrowing experiences some girls endure and how the charity is helping to develop empowered, educated and liberated women leaders of the future. **This episode is not suitable for children.** Learn more here: https://www.saggfoundation.org/ Listen via the website this website (see link…

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    “…abused, sectioned & diagnosed… but nothing is forever.” Latoya Brobbey – S:3 Ep:3

    This is a must listen for all. Hear socialprenuer Latoya Brobbey as she speaks candidly about her journey through abuse, divorce, being diagnosed used with bipolar disorder, being sectioned and more. Knowing that Black people in the U.K. are 4 times more likely to be sectioned under the Mental Health Act compared to their White counterparts, this interview allows a rare look into what life is like for someone who has felt the full force of the U.K. mental health system and survived. Latoya beautifully offers an insight into her world when life got all too much and shares how she flourishes with love despite her troubled past and ongoing…

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    The Colourism Conversation

    It’s BEEN time for THAT conversation. Choreographer Ronke Fadare and health and wellness specialist Kara Thomas join host Rebbecca Hemmings to discuss colourism. This is often a taboo subject in Black and Asian communities. How does your skin tone affect your life experience as a black woman (in particular) and what can you do to stay balanced and well in the face of the wrath of colourists? Tune in to find the answers to these questions and more. Listen via the link below or the Apple Podcast or TuneIn Radio apps. Search for: Time to Glow Up. https://ia601400.us.archive.org/1/items/the-colourism-conversation/Colourism%20full%20interview.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Email | RSS

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    “I’m 100% Comfortable… I am not Ashamed.” Sasha Redwood. S3: Ep1

    *** Warning*** This podcast contains a description of abuse suffered as a child. On 16th July 2020, Sasha Redwood, Director of the popular hair brand Chix & Dolls, made an almighty online revelation that stunned close ones, supporters and strangers alike. As she shed tears on camera, Sasha began the process of deep healing as she publicly acknowledged the horrific treatment she had endured as a child of the care system. Despite all of this, she is shining. Her brand Chix & Dolls has never been so in demand and she has her sights set on bigger ambitions. Tune in to be truly touched and inspired by her incredible journey.…

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    Ask the Experts: Lockdown Hair & Beauty Tips S:2 Ep: 8

    Why shouldn’t I use Dax on my scalp! How do I get rid of ingrowing facial hair? What can I do with these hangnails? These were the type of questions, I Rebbecca, the host of the Time to Glow Up Podcast, had for my gorgeous guests: Yinka Amure – The Beauty Teacher, Monica Frempong of Official Hair 2 the Throne and Nicola Christopher owner of Niksology Clinic. Being part of Kubi Springer’s The Boss Squad (a branding mentoring programme), we found that we become instant friends during the pandemic. Join in the camaraderie as we chat, laugh and educate on all things hair and beauty. Find the ladies online… Nicola…

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    Time to Glow Up Quiz

    Host and founder of Time to Glow Up, Rebbecca Hemmings leads this fun quiz all based around the concept of the glow up. Test your knowledge on all things related to transforming glowfully. This includes questions on health, fitness, personal development, beauty and fashion. Play on your own or with friends. You can do it over Whatsapp, Zoom or have a House Party. How ever you do it, it’s sure to bring a smile on your face and some tips to advance your glow up.  https://ia601509.us.archive.org/12/items/time-to-glow-up-quiz/Quiz%20Final.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Email | RSS

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    First Time Mother at Age 50 – Diana Williams – S:2 Ep: 6

    Diana Williams became the mother to twin boys at age 50, on her own by double donor insemination. Her story of success was featured in UK national newspapers in 2015. In this episode Diana speaks about trying to get pregnant at a late age, after enjoying a full life of travelling and pursuing her career. She also warns other women (especially black women) about the possible complications of leaving having children too late. Diana is now living happily with her boys who are now 5 years old and attending school. https://ia801504.us.archive.org/20/items/first-time-mother-at-age-50-diana-williams/First%20Time%20Mother%20at%20age%2050%20-%20Diana%20Williams.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Email | RSS

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    Your June Sarpong Moment Awaits You

    For those who do not know, I am a former tv and radio presenter. I worked as the presenter for the Wassifa Caribbean Show on Big Centre TV ( a local West Midlands based channel) and presented the Drive Time show on News Style Radio community radio station in Birmingham. I share this photo (taken in 2018) when I was in the midst of my recovery, I was blessed with an interview with June Sarpong MBE at her ‘Diversify’ book launch. Though I was filled with crippling anxiety and nerves, I knew I was on the way back because I was back doing something I loved immensely once again and…