Podcast: Episode 1 – Women’s Bodies

“Beauty provokes harassment, the law says, but it looks through men's eyes when deciding what provokes it.” Naomi Wolf
Content TeamBy Content Team  •  Jan 29, 2018 at 8:00am  •  Body Image, Race, Radio, Social Issues

Verbal Remedy’s 2018 podcast has arrived!

This episode’s theme is ‘Women’s Bodies’ and how they are perceived and policed in today’s society. Be it trans women, black women, gay women or disabled women, each label comes with its own set of preconceptions and prejudices – ones we can only learn about if we listen. In just under half an hour, a handful of women talk about the issues they’ve faced and how they coped with them.


‘To the GP who said I was too fat to do ballet’ was written and read by Toni Velikova

‘One Woman’s Tale: The 365 days since my abortion’ was written and read by Therese Ramstedt
(you can catch Therese’s play, Mission Abort, at Vault Festival in London on 7th and 8th February 2018)

Each episode will contain an exclusive audio-only interview that you can’t hear anywhere else. For this one, Verbal Remedy writer Iqra Choudhry talks to her good friend, the playwright and performer Afshan D’souza-Lodhi, about body hair and being Asian.

This episode was beautifully illustrated by Sophie Deller


The Verbal Remedy podcast was made possible thanks to Sunderland Software City, driving the growth of the software industry in the North East. To find out more, visit www.sunderlandsoftwarecity.com

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