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Shaving Your Head, Anxiety, Asian Woman of Achievement Awards

Cara Delevingne appeared at the Met Gala with a shaved head, but why? The difference between being anxious and anxiety, plus two winners of the Asian Women of Achievement Awards.

Model Cara Delevingne recently made headlines by appearing at the Met Gala with a shaved head. She is one of a handful of female celebrities, to do it. Why do women choose to shave their heads? Jenni speaks to occasional head-shaver Lucy Jones and to Liv Little who has been shaving her head since she was 19.

Woman's Hour made a documentary about anxiety with singer songwriter Laura Mvula about her own experiences of anxiety. According to the ONS young women like her are much more likely to report they're suffering from anxiety than their male counterparts. To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, we're joined by Dr Louise Theodosiou from the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Woman's Hour listener Tess who shares her experience.

We find out about a new scheme in Germany - the mentoring group Welcome Mamas . It pairs up refugees who are pregnant or have babies and helps them navigate their way round the health care system.

Human trafficking in Scotland. A BBC Scotland documentary reports that people are now the second most lucrative criminal commodity after drugs, Many of the women trafficked are forced into sham marriages with men seeking to apply for residency in the UK. Jim Laird a human trafficking expert talks about why it's happening and what he thinks needs to be done.

And we hear from two of the winners of the Asian Women of Achievement Awards an annual event, celebrating the work and contribution of Asian women in British society Fatima Zaman winner of the NatWest Chairman's Award and Sofia Buncy who won in the Social & Humanitarian Category.

Presenter; Jenni Murray
Producer; Beverley Purcell.

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58 minutes


  • Humans for Sale

    Duration: 08:46

  • Shaving your head

    Duration: 09:03

  • Anxiety

    Duration: 10:16

  • Welcome Mamas

    Duration: 07:00

  • Asian Woman of Achievement Awards

    Duration: 06:59


Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Producer Beverley Purcell
Interviewed Guest Louise Theodosiou
Interviewed Guest Lucy Jones
Interviewed Guest Liv Little
Interviewed Guest Jim Laird
Interviewed Guest Fatima Zaman
Interviewed Guest Sofia Buncy


  • Thu 11 May 2017 10:00

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