Angela is The Sunday Times bestselling author of the Social Media Murder Series, including Follow Me and Watch Me, and an award-winning screenwriter. She owns more books than any one person could ever read - but she’s going to give it a bloody good try anyway. Angela has performed on television, radio, and across the country, on CBS Reality’s Written in Blood, BBC Ouch’s Edinburgh Festival Stage, The Guilty Feminist Podcast, Camp Bestival, Panic! (in partnership with Create, the Barbican, and The Guardian), and at the London College of Fashion, among others. A sufferer of the debilitating chronic condition Ehlers Danlos III, Angela is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and volunteers with Womentoring, Meet a Mentor, and at HM Prisons. She is passionate about bringing marginalised voices into the creative industries.
Cassie Fox is known as the 'fairy punkmother' of the UK female-led DIY music scene! She's the founder of LOUD WOMEN, a collective championing women in music through gigs and tours, an annual festival, a blog, an ezine, and a record label. Cassie plays guitar, bass and keyboards in various punk bands. She is mum to two exuberant little boys (and two exhausted cats), and wife to musician Chris Fox. In her day job, she edits books. She would rather be playing the Pyramid stage, though.
Sarah Ryan is an International Matchmaker, Dating Expert, Heartbreak Coach and Author. Awarded 'Best Matchmaking Agency 2016' and 'Best Company Dating Writer 2017,' Sarah is an advocate for love, helping new singles start over again giving them the tips and tools necessary to navigate the modern day dating scene. Sarah also helps single’s heal heartbreak and get ready to find and build a loving, lasting and fulfilled relationship.
Molly Merwin is an American actor based in London with a passion for storytelling and listening. She performs in and produces fringe theatre, improvised theatre, independent films, web series and voice over. Molly has been known to sit down with people for chats on podcasts and in pubs. In addition to being an actor, Molly has a Bachelors in Communication and Media Studies. Molly gets comfortable with women blazing the trail in the arts, sciences and politics in the most universally way possible. Join her a for a comfortable, intimate chat.
Maya is a multi-media journalist and jewellery professional. She believes in the life enhancing beauty of gemstones - as a fusion of science, art and history. Bringing together her extensive knowledge of the gemstone/jewellery industry with digital media. She's got an exciting list of guests from different parts of the supply chain, from mine to market. Maya is involved in projects that support women in mining, girls' education, improve the lives of women as well as global conservation efforts. If you're interested in the multifaceted nature of this industry and would like further insight, this show is for you!
Presenter, fitness lover and blogger Jess has spent most of her adult life bouncing between the UK and Italy. When not at work or training she spends her time trying out different ways to keep fit – body and mind. She believes in the power of experience and that buzz we get when we try something new - it can energise and lift our whole lives. Listen to Jessie as she gives you a 5 minute round-up of different ways to workout and keep fit from burlesque and pole dancing through to open water swimming and Cross-fit, get inspired and if they take your fancy – give them a go! You will meet some amazing people along the way, get fit and maybe start a passion that will last a lifetime.
Parveen is passionate about her culture as well as her cuisine, as a wife and mum of three, she is a keen advocate of Indian home cooking and a dedicated cookery teacher. After leaving the corporate world a decade ago, Parveen began demonstrating and teaching cooking around the UK and Europe. Parveen believes that with the right method and the right spices, anyone can create the most delicious authentic food. Parveen is able to demystifies the art of Indian cooking with her simple step by step instructions and top tips. Every recipe has a light hearted and personal anecdote, giving an insight into Parveen's family life and Asian culture... But, the real beauty of her recipes is that they really work
Vonda was first propelled to our screens as a member of the girl band MADASUN in 1999. They were successfully signed to record label V2 for 5 years during which time they had 3 top 20 hits in the UK coupled with even greater success overseas especially in Italy and Australia. Besides the usual circuits of ‘Smash Hits’ Top of the Pops’ and SMTV at the time, Madasun toured the summer Festibarr Colisseum shows and fronted Italian Vogues Iceberg jeans Campaign, shot in Hollywood by top photographer David La Chappelle alongside Paris Hilton and Pamela Anderson. After the band, Vonda presented 2 shows on Sky, ‘The Guest List’ and ‘Vonda and the Doc’ which was a type of embarrassing bodies show and her interest in health and wellbeing was born. Motherhood persuaded Vonda to take a few years off to bring up her 2 young children and in the meantime successfully open an upmarket children’s fashion and gift store together with qualifying as a nutritionist, something she is passionate about. Vonda also started developing her own property portfolio. Her love of restoring and developing was created as a child watching and learning from her father who has been developing property now for over 50 years. Vonda is currently a regular fashion expert on QVC for Skechers and other fashion brands as well as a keen blogger on fashion and motherhood on her blog www.motheroftweens.com. In her free time Vonda can be seen at the gym working out including Spinning and Pilates. As an ex-dancer this has always been an integral part of her life. She comes from a very theatrical family with her mother a dancer for many years with Saddlers Wells and her sister, the actress Cindy Shelley, from The Young Ones, Bottom and Howards Way.
Anna’s two sons, Patrick, 25 and Angelo, 22, were both diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders as young children. The severity of their conditions meant that they were turned away from 26 local mainstream schools, as they couldn’t cater for their individual needs. Both boys were finally offered just five hours of home tuition per week. Anna decided something had to be done for her boys, and with the help of her husband Sean, took on the challenge setting up a school themselves. They relentlessly fundraised and re-mortgaged their home to raise £627,000 needed, and in 1999 The Hillingdon Manor School finally opened its doors. Starting out with 19 pupils the school now teaches 150, and is the largest school of its kind for autistic children in Europe. Anna has since set up another specialist school, an autism awareness charity and a respite home for adults. She provided training for the NSPCC and Childline and also runs various other fundraising and awareness events throughout the year.
Avril Price is a senior Tutor at the College of Psychic Studies in South Kensington, London. She is a Tarot master and teaches Tarot studies to a very high standard at all levels, her aim is to inspire others to develop their inner wisdom through the richness of Tarot symbolism, Avril is passionate about self discovery and her work is geared towards development of the intuition and personal pathworking. She is well known for being down to earth yet has an uplifting and inspiring approach to development and practice. Avril is a Psychic Medium and has worked in several churches and centres in S.E. England. She has taught Psychic Mediumship for many years and some of her students have gone on to be household names. Avril’s work has taken her abroad and she is internationally renowned for her commitment to intuitive and integrative studies, she has regularly held development groups in Germany, Finland, Lappland and Istanbul. Her annual signature retreats in Glastonbury and the Mediterranean are also very popular. Avril has been in the media many times including TV and radio, she frequently contributes to Spirit and Destiny magazine
Influencer. Journalist. Stylist. Commentator. Akua Gyamfi is the founder of multi-award-winning platform The British Blacklist, a media outlet for BAME entertainment professionals. Each episode Akua Gyamfi will be joined by her friends in the industry (Jan Asante, Debbie D'Oyley and Farrah Charles) alongside a special guest to discuss the latest happenings in the film and entertainment world. Expect debate, discussion and laughter. We also have the EFF-iT Safe Room... what has made you say EFF-iT this week let us know? Akua has built a media brand respected throughout the industry for its dedication to news of British black professionals in entertainment and its database documenting and championing their achievements in a way that hasn't been done before. With a career spanning two decades, Akua has worked with iconic brands such as the BBC and BFI as well as putting her styling talents to good use with the best of British including Naomi Campbell. She's established herself as a key player in recording and supporting what makes us great.
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