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Weekend Woman's Hour: Black women and colourism, Sports gender pay gap, Courtney Barnett

Two young black women talk about colourism in the dating world, how the gender pay gap in sport affects women, and Australian singer songwriter Courtney Barnett.

We hear from writer and director Clare Anyiam-Osigwe about her film No Shade which explores the issue of colourism. Clare and Victoria Sanusi a writer at the I newspaper talk about the prejudice they face from black men because they have darker black skin.

The award winning actress Gabourey Sidibe tells us about her new memoir discussing her career, race, body image and beauty standards in the industry.

Couples therapist Esther Perel discusses infidelity

We look at the gender pay gap in sport, the latest Forbes list of the top 100 earning sports stars features all men as Serena Williams who was on the list last year took time out to have a baby. Sports writer Anna Kessel and boxer Tasha Jones discuss the impact the gender pay gap has on women's sport.

It's ten years since Jimmy Mizen was stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack in a south London bakery. His mother Margaret tells us about her work bringing communities together and how she has dealt with her grief.

What does a 21st century family look like? We hear from Melanie Carew ,Head of Cafcass Legal and Professor Susan Golombok Director Centre for Family Research at Cambridge University and author of Modern Families.

And we have music from the Australian singer songwriter Courtney Barnett.

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

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58 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest Clare Anyiam-Osigwe
Interviewed Guest Victoria Sanusi
Interviewed Guest Gabourey Sidibe
Interviewed Guest Esther Perel
Interviewed Guest Anna Kessel
Interviewed Guest Tasha Jones
Interviewed Guest Margaret Mizen
Interviewed Guest Melanie Carew
Interviewed Guest Susan Golombok
Performer Courtney Barnett
Producer Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor Beverley Purcell


  • Sat 9 Jun 2018 16:00

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