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Weekend Woman's Hour: Grenfell campaigners, Menstrual cups, Lies we tell our kids

Four women fighting on behalf of the survivors of Grenfell; actress Sheila Hancock; Patrice Khan-Cullors, one of the founders of Black Lives Matter; and soprano Nadine Benjamin.

Four women fighting on behalf of the survivors of Grenfell. The co-founder of Justice for Grenfell, Yvette Williams, Lucy Masoud - Treasurer and Head of Discipline for the London Fire Brigade Union, Eileen Short, Chair of Defend Council Housing and Clarrie Mendy-Solomon whose cousins died in the fire.

Sheila Hancock talks about playing Maude in the play Harold and Maude and how she copes with the gruelling performance schedule.

We discuss the lies parents tell their children with the psychologist Dr Chris Boyle and author Grace Timothy.

Patrice Khan-Cullors,one of the three female founders of Black Lives Matter, talks about activism and her new memoir

We look at why menstrual cups make financial sense and can be empowering for some women with Mandu Reid Founder of the Cup Effect and Gabby Edlin the founder of Bloody Good Period.

The Soprano Nadine Benjamin performs live and talks about her journey from council estate in Brixton to becoming one of the top ten sopranos

And as part of our new series Off The Rails about young people on the verge of getting into trouble and the workers and volunteers who try to pull them back from the edge - we hear from Nequela who works with young people in South London and 16 year old Chenique who has been getting into trouble for fighting.

Presented by Jane Garvey
Reporter Jo Morris
Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor: Beverley Purcell.

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Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest Sheila Hancock
Interviewed Guest Yvette Williams
Interviewed Guest Lucy Masoud
Interviewed Guest Eileen Short
Interviewed Guest Clarrie Mendy-Solomon
Interviewed Guest Chris Boyle
Interviewed Guest Grace Timothy
Interviewed Guest Mandu Reid
Interviewed Guest Gabby Edlin
Interviewed Guest Nadine Benjamin
Interviewed Guest Patrisse Khan-Cullors
Producer Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor Beverley Purcell

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