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The Singh twins, Rosa Parks, Breast reconstruction

Artists and identical twins Amrit and Rabindra Singh, women of the civil rights movement, breast reconstruction after treatment for cancer and stories from Listener Week.

The 'past modern' artwork of The Singh Twins - Amrit and Rabindra Singh, identical sisters who are two of Britain's leading contemporary artists, but who prefer to be referred to as one. Their work is currently on display at the Tate Britain as part of the Artist and Empire exhibition.

Civil Rights Movement - It is 60 years since African American Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat in the black section of a bus to a white man. Why aren't more of the women who played a pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement well known? Crystal Sanders, assistant professor in history and African American studies at Penn State University joins Jenni.

Breast Reconstruction - What happens when your appearance changes permanently because of breast cancer treatment? Sarah Jones, a Maxillofacial Prosthetist at Charing Cross Hospital creates artificial silicone nipples for women who have had a mastectomy. Joanna Franks is a Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon at University College Hospital in London. Judith Sanitt chose to have breast reconstruction and Gilly Cant decided against it.

Listener Week - Woman's Hour prepares for a whole week of programmes dedicated to listeners. Last year we heard from a woman struggling in her marriage because of her partner's addiction to pornography, a builder embarrassed to admit at work that he's a feminist and a teenager hoping to encourage a more positive attitude to looks on the internet. Who will join the programme in 2015?

Presenter Jenni Murray.

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58 minutes

Chapters

  • Singh Twins - two of Britain's leading contemporary artists

    Amrit and Rabindra - identical sisters whose work is currently on display at Tate Britain

    Duration: 08:37

  • American Civil Rights - Lesser known female heroes

    Crystal Sanders dissuses the women who played a pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement

    Duration: 11:02

  • Women In One

    Real stories from the streets of Liverpool

    Duration: 07:04

  • Breast cancer - life after a mastectomy

    To reconstruct, or not reconstruct?

    Duration: 15:08

If you want to speak to someone about breast reconstruction, here are some useful links

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest Amrit Singh
Interviewed Guest Rabindra Singh
Interviewed Guest Crystal Sanders
Interviewed Guest Sarah Jones
Interviewed Guest Joanna Franks
Interviewed Guest Judith Sanitt
Interviewed Guest Gilly Cant

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