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    Conversation with ‘Dear Sis’ Authors. S:4 Ep:4

    Have you read the book ‘Dear Sis’? It is a series of short stories about childhood from black women. When I picked it up, I was immediately captivated – simply because never before had I heard stories like these from black women on such a scale. I admire them for sharing their cautionary tales about parental abandonment, resilient yet vulnerable mothers, boyfriend troubles, social services and so much more – there is so much to learn from! Immediately I invited 4 of the co-authors (Abigail Ohemaa Afriyie, Edith Wiredu, Monica Frempong & Lucy Ahatty) to speak about their experience. Listen to their fascinating journey to produce this book. Oh, and…

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    “I’m Proud.” Black Sci-Fi Fantasy Author Sandra E. Carter. S:4 Ep:3

    In this episode, I speak to author of ‘Kettorah and Autumn Scrolls of Light’ Sandra E. Carter.   From her early beginnings as a rap artist in Birmingham, to now an established writer, Sandra frankly describes her fight to overcome her learning disability to go on to become one of the 4% of Black writers in the sci-fi fantasy genre. Definitely an inspiring listen. Want to share this with others? Tell them they can listen via the website: www.timetoglowup.co.uk or download the Apple Podcast or TuneIn Radio apps or Amazon Music. Search for: Time to Glow Up and don’t forget to subscribe to automatically receive new episodes. https://ia601501.us.archive.org/35/items/im-proud.-black-sci-fi-fantasy-author-sandra-e.-carter.-s4-ep/Final%20Edit.mp3Podcast: Play in…

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    “…Terrified but Went for it Anyway” Yvette Browne S:4 Ep:2

    I was so blown away and humbled as I heard Yvette Browne’s journey from an unsupported child with rock-bottom self-esteem to an at-peace, confident woman taking risks to reach her potential. Throughout her life she has battled: teachers who called her ‘thick’, her dyslexia, anxiety and major self-doubt. However, despite her challenges, she always found a way to tune into the quiet but persistent whisper that told her ‘I know you’re scared but take the risk anyway.’ Yvette is now a highly sought-after therapist with a book on the way. She feels more self-assured than ever. Trust me, everyone needs a little Yvette in their lives. If you’re looking to…

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    10 Ways to Cope with Difficult Times S:4 Ep: 1

    We are arguably at the worst time in this corona virus pandemic. The highest number of people are dying daily. We are being told to not socialise, shops and businesses are being closed, we cannot live life as we would normally, all to protect us from the impact of the virus. Many will not have had to deal with such upheaval and change in their lives before and therefore will not have the tools to deal with such difficult times. Therefore, this episode offers ten ways that you can work on calming the mind and dealing with difficult times. I make lots of book recommendations, so be sure to be…

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    21 Lockdown Glow Up Activities to Improve your Mood S:3 Ep:5

    England is experiencing yet another lockdown and people are feeling that Covid 19 Anxiety. Somehow, mentally it seems people are feeling this one more than the first. So, what can you do to stop feeling lonely, bored, frustrated, sad etc? I (Rebbecca Hemmings and host of the podcast) have come up with 21 different activities you could be doing from, playing with new hairstyles to pleasing yourself – yes I wrote it; we’re all grown here. There will be something you can indulge in to help make the days more manageable, I promise. Listen via the website: www.timetoglowup.co.uk or download the Apple Podcast, Amazon Music or TuneIn Radio apps. Search…

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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.…