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The Atlas of Beauty; Sex in long-term relationships; March of the Mummies

Photos that question what is attractive; marching for better protections for working mothers; sexual desire in long-term relationships; and a profile of Jamaican poet Una Marson.

Four years ago Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc resigned from her day job to go travelling. She took a camera and as she went from country to country, she started to photograph the women that she met, whatever they were doing. She realised that they all shared a natural attractiveness. She's compiled all the images in an 'Atlas of Beauty.' Jane talks to her about the project and her portraits of women.

Tomorrow families across the UK will march for better protections and support for working mothers. The demonstrations will take place in London, Manchester, Belfast, Cardiff, Newcastle and Glasgow. Joeli Brearley experienced discrimination when she was pregnant and set up the website Pregnant Then Screwed. She's organised the march and joins Jane to outline the demands they are presenting to MPs.

Many of you have been in touch about your sexual issues. So, all this week our reporter Abby Hollick will be talking to women about a wide range of the most common problems raised - today sex in long term relationships. Later in the week we'll cover mismatched libido and the impact having children can have on our sex life.

Una Marson was the first black programme-maker and broadcaster at the BBC. Also known as the first female poet of significance to emerge in West Indies literature, her biographer, Dr Delia Jarrett-Macauley joins Jane to explain why Marson's work was considered ahead of her time and, politicised by her arrival in the UK, trailblazing in the ways we now address race politics, gender, Black identity and Black beauty standards.

Presenter; Jane Garvey
Producer; Beverley Purcell
Reporter; Abigail Hollick.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • Commons Sex Pest

    Duration: 10:52

  • Black History Month – Una Marson, Poet and Activist

    Duration: 04:56

  • The Spark: Sex In Long Term Relationships

    Duration: 10:27

  • The Atlas of Beauty

    Duration: 09:18

  • March of the Mummies

    Duration: 06:54

Discrimination Against Working Mothers

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest Joeli Brearley
Interviewed Guest Mihaela Noroc
Interviewed Guest Delia Jarrett-Macauley
Producer Beverley Purcell
Reporter Abigail Hollick

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