Sharleen Spiteri, Lynne Segal and Self Harm Scars
Texas frontwoman Sharleen Spiteri sings their new single, Lynne Segal discusses her 1994 book Straight Sex, and Mary Hamilton talks about her self harm scars. With Jenni Murray.
Texas frontwoman Sharleen Spiteri joins Jenni to sing their new single, Start a Family, and talk about what it's like now that the band is 25 years old. Having experienced success with the band and as a solo artist, what does she plan to do next?
Lynne Segal's 1994 book 'Straight Sex: Rethinking the Politics of Pleasure' argues whether heterosexual sex is inherently damaging to women. As her book is reissued, we ask how she feels 21 years later.
And, what happens to the scars when a self harmer gets better? We hear from Mary Hamilton on how she feels about her self harm scars, years after the event.
Presenter: Jenni Murray
Producer: Corinna Jones.
Sharleen Spiteri is the lead singer with the band Texas. Discovered as a teenager while working as a hairdressing junior in Glasgow, she has become one of Scotland's best known pop stars with the band enjoying a string of hits including I Don’t Want A Lover and Halo, and selling more than 38million albums. Sharleen talks to Jenni as Texas celebrate 25 years together and performs their new single Start A Family.
The album Texas 25’ and single ‘Start A Family’ are released on February 16th 2015.
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Ten years ago Mary Hamilton cut herself deliberately for the last time after almost a decade of self injury. She explains how she managed to stop cutting herself and how her relationship with her scars and her history of mental illness has changed over time.
Mary’s personal blog:
Project dedicated to supporting young people Selfharm.co.uk:
National NHS Adult Services based at The Maudsley Hospital in London:
BBC Radio 1 The Surgery: Self Harm:
Straight Sex: Rethinking the Politics of Pleasure is published in a set of new editions in Verso's Radical Thinkers series. The books were published on the 30th January 2015.
|Interviewed Guest||Sharleen Spiteri|
|Interviewed Guest||Lynne Segal|
|Interviewed Guest||Mary Hamilton|