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We Are Women | The Podcast 02

WE ARE WOMEN | THE PODCAST 03
Escape

Hosted by Viv Groskop 

Author- Viv Groskop

We’re pleased to introduce our newest We Are Women Podcast discussing the concept of “escape”, and all the things that this entails in the modern world. Presenter, Viv Groskop, catches up with Edith Bowman, Sindhu Vee, Caroline Jones and Ann Patchett to discuss their interpretations of escape.

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5 things we learned from this podcast:

  1. Tom Steel told Edith Bowman that she would never make it with her accent
  2. Ann Patchett refers to her ‘writer self’ in the third person
  3. Viv Groskop loves a good beach read
  4. Caroline came up with the idea of Restival whilst sitting on the London tube
  5. Edith Bowman was going to be a PE teacher, before moving into radio

 

WE ASKED THIS MONTH’S CONTRIBUTORS A FEW QUESTIONS ABOUT BEING A WOMAN. SEE WHAT THEY SAID…

Edith Bowman

Edith Bowman

TV and radio broadcaster, presenter & author.

What would you define as your biggest achievement to date?

My two happy boys.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

What’s meant for you won’t pass you by.

“I don’t know why we crave perfection when imperfections are so beautiful and true”

Describe a time when you’ve felt empowered?

Getting my Virgin Radio Breakfast Show.

A woman is…

Who she is…

What item in your wardrobe couldn’t you live without?

My dragon fly jeans that I’m wearing today – that everyone has commented on!

What outfit makes you feel most confident?

My pyjamas

Sinhu Vee

Sindhu Vee

Comedian.

What would you define as your biggest achievement to date?

Comedy!

Describe a time when you’ve felt empowered?

Every time I’m on stage.

“The mind is like wild horses and it is the job of the mind to run wild”

A woman is…

Powerful and empathetic… Funny.

What item in your wardrobe couldn’t you live without?

This one pair of ¾ length jeans that make me look so tall and thin I love them.

What outfit makes you feel most confident?

Anything Indian – they make me feel very whole.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Stop thinking you’re ugly because you really are not. And even if you are, you’re intelligent, so it doesn’t matter anyway!

Caroline Jones

Caroline Jones

Founder of the retreat festival Restival.

What would you define as your biggest achievement to date?

Creating Restival – watching the sun rise over the Sahara Desert at 5am, dancing and watching everyone howl at the moon in the Arizona desert, with tears streaming down my face as it happened.

Describe a time when you’ve felt empowered?

When I did a talk to Restival guests about my life and I really opened up. I had an honest conversation with them about myself, my family and how I got to where I am now. Allowing myself to become vulnerable made me feel empowered.

“If we start to believe in our beauty and accept ourselves for who we are then this love overflows into society”

A woman is…

Sexy, funny, loving.

What item in your wardrobe couldn’t you live without?

My jeans.

What outfit makes you feel most confident?

A Max Mara dress that makes me feel great.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Never give up.

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