Politics of afro hair; Gloria Steinem; Sharon Hardy; the original 'Sheila'
The politics of afro hair with Hannah Pool and Editi Udofot. Archive interview of Gloria Steinem, celebrating her 80th birthday, Rosie Boycott tells us why she was so important. Sharon Hardy, sister of Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement, responds to this week's inquest findings on her death. Kicking on with your career after your children have grown up, and the story of the original 'Sheila' with the author Robert Wainwright.
Sharon Hardy, sister of Cpl Anne-Marie Ellement
The sister of Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement, the Military Policewoman who committed suicide, gives her reaction to the coroner’s report into her sister’s suicide. The coroner found that bullying was a factor in Anne Marie’s death and he has called for the Ministry of Defence to review its care of vulnerable soldiers. Jenni talks to Sharon Hardy and Emma Norton from the human rights charity Liberty, which gave legal support to Anne-Marie Ellement’s family.
The Politics of Afro Hair
When journalist Hannah Pool hosted a debate about the politics of afro hair at last year’s Women of the World festival, she knew that festival goers were interested in the subject, but didn’t expect what happened next. Footage of the debate has clocked up an extraordinary fifty thousand views on Youtube and she’s back, by popular demand, at the festival this year. So why are so many people keen to engage in a debate about hair? Hannah joins Jenni, along with hair and make-up artist Editi Udofot, to explain why.
Sheila -the Australian who enchanted 20th Century British society
Sheila Chisholm (1895-1969) left the New South Wales sheep station on which she was born and came to England, where she became known as one of the most glamorous society women of the first half of the 20th century. Her connections spanned Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, Hollywood and the Kennedys. She married three men - a Scottish Lord, an English baron and a Russian prince – and attracted many others, including Prince Albert and Rudolph Valentino. Her friends included Evelyn Waugh, Wallis Simpson and Nancy Mitford. Journalist Robert Wainwright tells Jenni how he fell in love with the story of this Australian commoner who became a princess.
Kicking on with your career when your kids have left home
No dashing home to put dinner on the table, no leaving work to collect a sick child, no school runs; in many ways the years after your children have left home are the perfect time to focus on your career. Whether aiming for a promotion or seeking out a new direction entirely, once the juggling has stopped, why aren’t more women grabbing the opportunity to realise their ambitions? Or is it the case that workplaces haven’t woken up to the benefits of an experienced workforce who are free of commitments at home? Jenni speaks to entrepreneur Kate Lester and recruitment manager Rebekah Handford.
The journalist, author and campaigning feminist Gloria Steinem is 80 this month. She was at the forefront of the second wave of feminism in the 70s in the US . As part of the Woman’s Hour Collection there’s a chance to hear an interview with Sue McGregor first broadcast on the programme in 1977 and we’ll be discussing her work and influence with Rosie Boycott the co-founder of Spare Rib.
|Interviewed Guest||Hannah Pool|
|Interviewed Guest||Editi Udofot|
|Interviewed Guest||Gloria Steinem|
|Interviewed Guest||Sharon Hardy|
|Interviewed Guest||Robert Wainwright|