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Hollie McNish, Amy Cuddy, First love, Women's global health

Poet Hollie McNish talks to Jenni about motherhood and the things nobody tells you.

More than 18 million women a year worldwide are killed by non-communicable diseases, such heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The UN's Sustainable Development Goals include a target on reducing premature death from these diseases by 2030, and yet women's health strategies are still largely focused on sexual and reproductive health. Professor Robyn Norton joins Jenni to discuss a new paper, entitled Women's Health: A New Global Agenda.

Adopt the 'Wonder Woman' pose and power up! Standing in certain positions can transform your life, says American guru Amy Cuddy. The Harvard professor joins Woman's Hour to explain how the way we hold our bodies is key to giving us 'Presence' - the title of her latest book - and how shyness and anxiety can be overcome.

Award winning spoken word artist Hollie McNish speaks to Jenni about her new book Nobody Told Me, a collection of poetry and prose about becoming a mother. Hollie talks about sex, pregnancy, feeding and viewing society's inequalities through the eyes of her baby daughter.

And why is teenage heartbreak so poignant? Three young women share their experiences.

Presenter: Jenni Murray
Producer: Laura Northedge.

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54 minutes


  • Non-communicable diseases

    Professor Robyn Norton discuss a new paper, entitled Women's Health: A New Global Agenda

    Duration: 06:59

  • Amy Cuddy

    How shyness and anxiety can be overcome with the 'Wonder Woman' pose

    Duration: 10:19

  • Teenage heartbreak

    Why is teenage heartbreak so poignant? Three young women share their experiences

    Duration: 11:09

  • Hollie McNish

    The peaks and troughs of pregnancy and parenthood explored through the prism of poetry

    Duration: 09:35


Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest Robyn Norton
Interviewed Guest Amy Cuddy
Interviewed Guest Hollie McNish
Producer Laura Northedge


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