Our first guest was @DannieGruff who is a writer/coach working and supporting people going through tough times in Westminster and Haringey. She has dabbled in comedy reaching the finals of the Hackney Empire New Act Award and has performed on BBC 4xtra.
We discussed the challenges of her role as a coach whose clients are going through a transitional period of homelessness. Dannie reminded us of the importance of getting to know a person rather than the label allocated to them.
This week our self pampering activity during the show was making and putting on facemasks.
This week our guest was a poet from London @CarminaMasoliver. She has been sharing her poetry on both the page and the stage for over a decade. Her latest book ‘Circles’ is published by Burning Eye Books (2019) and is an illustrated epic poem.
We discussed the challenges of living with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder and the importance of having a self care routine
This week we also had the most beautiful music performed live by @Plumm.sass Plumm is a hybrid multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer hailing from South London. Plumm constructs mood driven soundscapes and gritty timbres.
This week I was joined by @EmyPMate who talked to us about her self care practices as someone living with ADHD. Emy P also performed some much needed music on the theme of self care.
Emy.P is a Queer Spoken Word artist and Composer. Emy.P is a BBC London featured poet and Musician born and raised in Essex. Emy.P featured in the list of TOP 50 Neurodivergent Women 2019 and is the Founder and Host of “Ain’t Broke Don’t Fix Me” – The Podcast
This week I was joined by Cat @kat_kumar_actor who is an actor and self-confessed hippy passionate about food, body positivity, self development and creativity in all its forms.
Whilst drawing each other, we discussed the importance of having a mindfulness practice, sober raving and creating just for the sake.
She also spoke to us about her journey in acting so far.
This week I was joined by @beehartyeah Bridget Hart (they/them) who is a Bristol-based poet and producer. We talked about building indoor dens and the importance of being kind to yourself on the days when you don’t feel like practicing self care.
For our self pampering activity, we played a game of Heads Up!
This week I was joined by @OyeAllen a singer/songwriter from South East London, originally from the Western part of Africa. We discussed the importance of having self care rituals that nourish both the physical and mental body.
Oye also provided the most beautiful music – vocals for days!
Our self pampering activity was playing a game of Guess the Song.