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You Goddess!: Lessons in Being Legendary from Awesome Immortals by E. Foley & B.Coates with Donna Freed

18 Oct 2020

Elizabeth and Beth tell us exciting and amusing feminist slants on Goddesses. They talk about Athena, Medusa and The Furies. The very ancient Goddesses often have wild, dark pasts; more like real women, don’t be afraid of to use everything you have to get what you want.  #Goddesses #RadioGorgeous #Feminism 

Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather – Fashion Fury & Feminism – Women’s Fight for Change by Tessa Boase

10 Jul 2018

Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather – Fashion Fury & Feminism – Women’s Fight for Change by Tessa Boase Oxford educated journalist Tessa Boase, has now become Britain’s leading writer about unknown women in history. Tessa discovered that the RSPB was founded by women who were opposed to dead birds on hats. And these women had been…

SHE, A celebration of 100 Renegade Women by Harriet Hall – GORGEOUS LIVES with Josephine Pembroke

15 Mar 2018

SHE, A celebration of 100 Renegade Women by Harriet Hall  – GORGEOUS LIVES with Josephine Pembroke Fashion historian and digital editor for The Stylist magazine tells us how and why she chose 100 renegade women to grace the pages of her riveting book. Harriet explains that trousers were too shocking, because they show your crutch!…

The Little Book of FEMINIST SAINTS by Julia Pierpoint GORGEOUS LIVES on Radio Gorgeous

06 Mar 2018

The Little Book of FEMINIST SAINTS by Julia Pierpoint & Manjit Thapp, GORGEOUS LIVES on Radio Gorgeous To celebrate International Women’s Day, New York Times best selling author Julia Pierpoint and British artist Manjit Thapp have created a must have handbook of 100 secular female ‘Saints.’ These women broke ground, broke ceilings and broke moulds. Saints…

Tail of the Tigress: Views on the Road to Gender Equality by David de Vire

30 Nov 2017

Tail of the Tigress: Views on the Road to Gender Equality by David de Vire David deVire explores the ongoing impact on our modern world of our history, the results of medical and social research, the hopes and fears of real women and investigates the potential for radical change in the structure of society. For…

FEMINIST DATING SITE? Hayley Quinn Gorgeous Entrepreneur with Bibi Lynch

17 Nov 2016

Feminist Dating Site? HAYLEY QUINN Gorgeous Entrepreneur with Bibi Lynch  After working in the pick-up industry and then the dating world, she decided advice needed to get real. And get in our favour. We’re talking no more ‘The Rules’ – and even changing the paradigm of finding love. The Feminist Dating Guru tells us more… https://hayleyquinn.com…

Playwright Abi Zakarian new play FABRIC Gorgeous Entertainment with Donna Freed

11 Aug 2016

New Play, Fabric, by playwright Abi Zakarian with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous  Playing all throughout August at Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Abi Zakarian’s new play exposes the unravelling  of a young woman’s life after she is raped. She was commissioned to write the one-woman show for actor Nancy Sullivan and director Tom…

What happens after FEMINISM? Margi Ross THE CONSCIOUS FEMININE on Gorgeous Gossip with Josephine & Donna

25 May 2016

What happens after FEMINISM? Margi Ross THE CONSCIOUS FEMININE on Gorgeous Gossip with Josephine & Donna Margi Ross is a steadfast and optimistic explorer of human nature and interaction. The first goals of feminism were equality but in equality, the balancing and valuable female traits seem to get lost in this particular equation. She asks…

LADIES ROOM at The Edwardian Cloakroom – Exploring an INTIMATE Women’s Space Julie Hill and Catherine Anyango

09 Feb 2016

    Ladies’ Room at The Edwardian Cloakroom – Julie Hill and Catherine Anyango   LADIES ROOM is an artistic collaboration by artists Catherine Anyango and Julie Hill that uses various platforms such as exhibitions, screenings and events to explore ideas of femininity in contemporary culture. They draw from the filmic notion of mise-en-scene to…

Caitlin Moran talks at The Womens Equality Party Fundraiser

27 Jan 2016

5 x 15 presents: Caitlin Moran talking at the Womens Equality Party Length:  As Caitlin Moran points out, feminism was all well and good and unnecessary until she had children and became a second class citizen. Caitlin presents her bid for the Women’s Equality Party in the 15 minutes allotted her by 5×15. She had…

I Call Myself A Feminist – Part 2 – Hajar Wright

07 Dec 2015

I Call Myself A Feminist Part 2 Hajar Wright  Podcast length- 10 minutes 24 seconds Growing up, Hajar Wright found it difficult to reconcile her Muslim faith with her burgeoning feminism. She tells us why “good for a girl,” the subject of her essay, is neither good or good for girls and how to censor your…

Erica Jong FEAR OF DYING Reviews Her Life with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous

03 Nov 2015

Fear of Dying Erica Jong Reviews Her Life Fabulous and almost totally fearless Erica Jong talks hot pants, poetry as an antidote to fame, the formula for being fearless and why grannies ought to be in charge of when we go to war. Her latest book, Fear of Dying, reintroduces Fear of Flying’s Isadora Wing…

Stand Up For Women and 50:50 Parliament

28 Apr 2015

Stand Up For Women and 50:50 Parliament – Last week Radio Gorgeous went to Stand Up For Women and met Sasha Rakoff who is the founder. She wants to combine Stand Up and  Comedy = Want Equality! That’s their motto at Stand Up For Women.  We also chatted to Frances Scott who is the woman behind…

Anne Gine Goemans – Gliding Flight

18 Mar 2015

Anne Gine Goemans – Gliding Flight Anne-Gine Goemans’ Gliding Flight brings together wonderfully yearning and flawed characters in a both heart-breaking and uplifting coming of age story. Her vivid characters in a challenging landscape is one reason she is described as the Dutch Annie Proulx. www.letterenfonds.nl/en/author/444/anne-gine-goemans AUTHOR interviews every WEEK! Sign up for more www.radiogoregous.com

Do You JUDGE People? & Emma Watson on GORGEOUS GOSSIP

16 Mar 2015

Spring is in the air so Donna “treats” us to a poem and then forces some spiritual spring cleaning: Don’t be so hard on ourselves! Stop judging! Our guest and Assistant Producer, Anna Palinkas shares her thoughts on Emma Watson’s HeForShe campaign for gender equality. @AnnaPalinkas Want more GORGEOUS PODCASTS? Join our mail out www.radiogorgeous.com

Girls Will Be Girls – Emer O Toole

10 Mar 2015

Girls Will Be Girls – Emer O Toole Emer O Toole discovered early on that the veneer of gender can be very thin; somewhat like the dress we saw white/gold or black/blue, our eye fills in what we expect to see. In her book Girls Will Be Girls, she encourages us to be brave (braver…

Tribal Wives, Page 3 & New Veg! on GORGEOUS GOSSIP with Josephine & Donna

26 Jan 2015

Josephine and Donna: 0:00 Charlie Brades on Tribal Wives 10:15 Donna displays an undo fondness for a new found brassica: the flower sprout! Josephine and Donna discuss the recent demise of the Page 3 breastathon. They are joined by “Tribal Wife” for a time, Charlie Brades.The young feminist lived with a goat herding tribe in…

Pinny Girls, Frontline Women & Shenanigans on GORGEOUS GOSSIP with Donna & Josephine

16 Dec 2014

Pinny Girls, Frontline Women & Shenanigans on GORGEOUS GOSSIP  with Donna & Josephine Gorgeous Gossip: 00:30  Pinny Girls : 11:35  Donna confesses to enforced fitness due to lying about how many sit ups (100? REALLY?) she can do for an extras job – pathetic! Next we introduce a little known but much celebrated holiday: Rompadon! Josephine…

KATE ADIE

14 Nov 2014

It became something of a joke in the British army that when Kate Adie arrived on the scene, the soldiers knew they were in trouble.The BBC’s chief news correspondent became one of the best-known faces on television for her reporting from the major wars of recent years. They include the Gulf War, the conflicts in…

Andree’s War by Francelle Bradford White GORGEOUS LIVES on Women at War Week on Radio GORGEOUS

12 Nov 2014

Andree’s War is the story Francelle Bradford White’s mother who was a founding member of the French Resistance during the German occupation of Paris. She was passing documents under the Nazi’s nose while working at Police Headquarters. Francelle wrote Andree’s story as a way of connecting with her as Andree now has Alzheimer’s.All proceeds of…