Janelle Ciara is a Nottingham-based DJ, presenter and one of the founders of the Next Gen Movement, the group who organised the massive Black Lives Matter protests in Nottingham over the summer.
“Women of Nottingham” is back for a second series. We are speaking to Nottingham East MP, Nadia Whittome. We talk about her first year as an MP, being an openly queer, woman of colour in Westminster and the charm of Nottingham.
In the final episode of Series 1, we speak to the woman behind FlyGirl – a Nottingham based initiative unapologetically connecting and empowering womxn of all shades while prioritising those of colour. Talking about the wealth of talent in Nottingham and why we need to shout more about each other’s successes.
Instagram – @flygirl.x
Twitter – @flygirl_x
Saz was just two when she made the dangerous journey with her family from Iraq to the UK. Now studying at university and settled in Nottingham she recounts what it was like to be a refugee, how the city welcomed her family and why we could all do with being just a little more kind.
Nottingham’s Lottie Massey talks about her peacebuilding work in Yemen, what this means for women in the region and what she’s learnt from her time in the Middle East.
Support Lottie’s work and organisation here: https://www.sfcg.org/mypeace/
Councillor Rebecca Langton
Nottingham born and bred Cllr Rebecca Langton talks about her city and how we need to encourage more young women to take an active role in politics.
Jaya Gordon-Moore or more commonly known by her stage name – jayahadadream, is a hip hop artist in Nottingham. She discusses how her hard upbringing has turned her into the artist and woman she is today.
Pastor Julia Paul
TW: FGM and trauma. This week we speak to Pastor Julia Paul about her work in the Nottingham community, supporting FGM survivors and campaigning to end the act once and for all. We discuss the long term affects on women, how we can change patriarchal views and how Coronavirus induced isolation poses a concern for women at risk of FGM.
Services and Support:
– Call 0808 028350 for a 24/7 anonymous FGM hotline
– Call Nottingham City Council Children and Families: 0115 876 4800
– Contact us at Mojatu
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