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The Gurls Talk Podcast

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Your regular source of fierce female chat. Hosted by Adwoa Aboah and featuring different guests, as they talk, share, listen and take control of their lives.

Your regular source of fierce female chat. Hosted by Adwoa Aboah and featuring different guests, as they talk, share, listen and take control of their lives.
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United Kingdom

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BBC

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Your regular source of fierce female chat. Hosted by Adwoa Aboah and featuring different guests, as they talk, share, listen and take control of their lives.

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English


Episodes

Ep 7. Adwoa talks to author Lydia Davies about the eating disorder that took over her life for 8-years.

1/11/2019
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Continuing with our January theme of Addiction, I wanted to find out more about eating disorders and how it’s possible to be addicted to the feeling of consuming nothing at all. So for this episode, I talk with the author or Raw Uncut: The Diary of an Anorexic Vegan, @Lydiabellsprout, about her 8-year addiction to anorexia nervosa and bulimia. I think her story of recovery may just be one of the most inspiring I’ve ever heard and I can’t wait for you all to hear it. As Lydia says, she may...

Duration:00:57:18

Ep 6. Adwoa and model and poet Sonny Hall, talk addiction, adoption and the beautiful things you can find in recovery.

1/4/2019
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Happy New Year to all my gurls! For the month of January 2019, Gurls Talk Addiction, so I’ve invited a man I adore and admire onto the podcast to share his story. His name is @sonny_hall and his life after being adopted at the age of 4 seemed to be a constant voyage of escape, leading him into the arms of alcohol and drugs. He tells me with captivating honesty about what led to his addiction and what brought him out the other side. Ever since I first met Sonny, he’s had a place in my...

Duration:01:03:04

Ep 5. Adwoa talks to Manchester City striker, Nadia Nadim, about how football saved her life

12/21/2018
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Our December theme of grief has taken me on a journey of inspiring stories and humbling memories. For my last episode of 2018, I invite the Manchester City and Denmark striker, Nadia Nadim (@Nadi9nadim) onto the podcast as she blows me away with her never-ending tales of ambition, drive and success against the odds. After her father was executed by the Taliban, Nadia’s mother knew that Afghanistan was no safe place for her and her 5 daughters. The story of what happens to them once they...

Duration:00:43:57

Ep 4. Adwoa talks to close friend, Victoria, about the trauma of losing her mother, just before becoming a mother herself

12/14/2018
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As we continue our December theme of grief, I invite a woman who I absolutely adore onto The Gurls Talk podcast; my dear friend, @victoria_lampley. Victoria kindly opens up about the devastating impact of her mother’s cancer diagnosis, and how becoming a mother herself shortly after she died was such an impossible transition. We also discuss the importance of talking about grief and how to be a good friend to those who are suffering from bereavement. To read more from Victoria’s quote on...

Duration:00:46:58

Ep 3. Adwoa, Professor Green, Julia Samuel MBE and Amy Green talk through the grieving process and how to live with loss.

12/10/2018
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Throughout December, Gurls Talk Grief, and I have one of the most accomplished panels of experts to help us unpack this devastating and taboo subject. @ProfessorGreen uses his experience with his father’s suicide to show us how we should be celebrating the lives of those lost. Julia Samuel MBE tells me about her pillars of strength and how kickboxing is her secret weapon for coping with grief. And Amy Green explains why the bereavement charity, Cruse, is so valuable for those dealing with...

Duration:01:07:33

Ep 2. Ramla Ali talks religion, refugees and fighting stereotypes with every boxing medal.

11/30/2018
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I invite the British female boxing champion, Ramla Ali (AKA @somaliboxer), onto the Gurls Talk sofa. We talk identity, religion and how your story shouldn’t define you, as well as how Ramla’s love for boxing forced her to keep it a secret from her parents for over a decade. So headphones in, and get ready to love yourself with Ramla’s mantra for keeping her confidence up, and find out why I believe passion is the most attractive thing in a person. View past submissions from our gurls...

Duration:00:42:17

Ep 1. Jorja Smith talks boxing, trolls and accepting yourself for who you are.

11/23/2018
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For our first ever podcast, I invite Jorja Smith over for some love, laughs and gurl talk around what sport means to us. The stunner and I celebrate being black women, embracing our natural hair, our love of boxing (and why we hate yoga!), and how comparing yourself to others is one of the worst thing you can do. To find out more about Gurls Talk or to send us your artwork, poetry or anything you want to share, visit www.gurlstalk.com or find us on Instagram @GurlsTalk. Mad love to Jorja...

Duration:00:40:54

The Gurls Talk Podcast: Trailer

11/9/2018
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The Gurls Talk Podcast is coming! Hosted by Adwoa Aboah and with a different guest invited on each week, we’ll be talking about the issues that affect us most - with absolutely nothing off limits. From sexuality, to mental health and disability to religion, we want to provide young women everywhere with the tools to take control of their lives. So next time you need to escape the chaos of the everyday, put your headphones in and get lost in The Gurls Talk Podcast. Your regular source of...

Duration:00:01:03