Personal Journals

Includes short interviews with Every Day Inspirational Women, Trailblazers & Mothers who have walked with us #PIW of Portsmouth 2019 Awards #whoinspiresyou? More info on www.pamodzicreatives.org.uk / Instagram PamodziDanceAfrica / Facebook & Twitter

Episodes

"I find everything about Autism amazing. It's like undoing a little puzzle piece,  finding these connections..... and once you get the communication and they come to you with a symbol or something like that, it's just amazing. I just love my job ".
As part of this year's Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards, we took the opportunity to hear from some of the women nominated for being inspirational. In this episode Gemma Hinks talks to Shamila Shirima about why her father is her inspirational role model, what motivates her in her  and the privilege of being able to volunteer in different ways through out lockdown. 

You can find the complete film of the  2021 Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards on our YouTube page.

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"Children don't have the magic for long enough and this Christmas... I really wanted to create that magic (with) the North Pole Elf Company and ... wanted to help families create memories that were really tangible and weren't necessarily through a screen.... we gave away a number of visits (people nominated families who had a particularly difficult year) ..the nominations and stories that came out of it were incredible ....".

As part of this year's Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards, we took the opportunity to hear from some of the women nominated for being inspirational. Hazel is founder of  Black Heart Theatrical  and in this episode she speaks to Shamila Dhana about  having to overcome the challenge of transferring an interactive creative practice online. This has included an online interactive Bedtime Stories project, The North Pole Elf Company, and an online parent club with practical, creative advice and ideas.

www.blackhattheatrical.com

You can find the complete film of the  2021 Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards on our YouTube page.

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"when I've thought about it, it's actually the people in my tribe, my close personal friends, my partner, my daughter who I want to be the best version of themselves and they want me to be the best version of myself ....who encourage me to be braver with the decisions that I am making. To spread my wings, to be the biggest version of myself....they are actually the people who inspire me".

 

As part of this year's Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards, we took the opportunity to hear from some of the women nominated for being inspirational. Claire is founder of  Balanced Wellness  and in this episode she speaks to our Non-Exec Board member Jasmine  about how learning about herself helped inform her interest in  emotion, health and nutrition. Claire argues that 'we have lost sight of how simple it is to run the human body because we're so bogged down in how complex our lives are ". She has developed an accredited practitioner training course combining tried and tested kinesiology techniques and methods, cutting edge research in both physiology and functional nutrition, and practical effective emotional tools based on the interplay between sets of hormones.

 

To find out more about Claire's  work :

@balancedwellnessuk 

@collegeoffunctionalwellness

@functionalkinesiologyuk

 

You can find the complete film of the  2021 Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards on our YouTube page.

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"Its about the tribe.. a lot of us have never been involved in any campaigning. We've come out of our comfort zones completely and we've gone out there ; we've spoken at rallies, we've spoken at meetings, we've lobbied at parliament...'

 As part of this year's Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards, we took the opportunity to hear from some of the women nominated for being inspirational. In this episode, Shelagh speaks to our Non-Exec Board member Jasmine  about her involvement in the WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality campaign that fights for justice for all women born in the 1950s affected by the changes to the State Pension Age). She also talks about who inspires her and how Janey Godley's  voice over commentary would make an excellent addition to any dinner party ! 

 

To find out more about Shelagh's work:

Local network:  https://www.facebook.com/SolentWASPI 

Twitter @solent_waspi.

Instagram @waspi_campaign. 

Email solentwaspi@gmail.com.

www.waspi.co.uk

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WaspiCampaign

Twitter @WASPI_Campaign. 

 

You can find the complete film of the  2021 Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards on our YouTube page.

Head to our website to find out more about our work.

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"If you are campaigning (within a community) that sees things from a different point of view to yours, its really important to be determined but, also not to lose sight of the fact that other people's values and opinions are just as relevant as your own are" 

 

As part of this year's Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards, we took the opportunity to hear from some of the women nominated for being inspirational. In this episode, Laura speaks to our Non-Exec Board member Jasmine  about the values behind her campaigning and environmental work  and how projects like play-streets really do enable deeper community cohesion. 

 

To find out more about Laura's work go to:

 

 

You can find the complete film of the  2021 Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards on our YouTube page.

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‘You can do so much more as a team than on your own..I’m hoping that the (creative) industry as a whole will carry on embracing that” 

As part of this year's Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards, we took the opportunity to hear from some of the women nominated for being inspirational. In this episode, Nicole speaks to our lead podcaster Shamila about  the #performerpreneur movement ; a wonderfully supportive group for with over 900 professional performers turned entrepreneurs. She also reflects on her personal inspirations and how, as a child, her grandmother’s often humorous proclamations that Nicole was in fact a ‘chief and not an Indian’  enabled her to step into her leadership skills. 

 

To find out more about Nicole’s work

Instagram @manicsp_entertainment @nicolelouisegeddes @performerpreneur

LinkedIn Nicole Louise Geddes

Facebook Manicstageproductions

 

You can find the complete film of the  2021 Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards on our YouTube page.

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"Covid (lockdown) has shown me I don't need anything I don't already have.."

As part of this year's Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards, we took the opportunity to hear from some of the women nominated for being inspirational. In this episode, Bethany speaks to our lead podcaster Shamila about motherhood, breakups in a time of lockdown and the joy of being able to share sunflower care packages. Shamila's wonderful gift is to inspire and empower and their conversation closes with a lovely anecdote about the value of a £10 note....

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‘One of the biggest lessons that I’ve learnt is that I need to have more faith in myself…and I need to trust the process and enjoy the journey’ .

As part of this year's Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards, we we took the opportunity to hear from some of the women nominated for being inspirational.  In this episode, Hannah speaks to Jasmine Bone. Hannah reflects on what she’s learnt from the past year and how for her, inspiration is far richer when its found in the people you interact with locally.

 

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To find out more about Hannah’s inspirational work, Instagram contact:

@plussize_vreality

@Little.ginger.life

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As we approach the next #IWP Inspirational Women of Portsmouth 2021 Awards, listen to Annelies James interview some of the Award Recipients and organisers  on the night of the awards (complete with background sound effects of a performer's getting ready !) as they reflect on their experience of the award night, what it means to be in a tribe and what advice they would give to their younger selves. This section includes Sassy Harvey (Event host), Carrie Wilson (Business: Established Nominee), Janine Milburn (Community:Activism Award Recipient) and Diane Urquhart (Community: Volunteer Award Recipient).

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This one-off episode accompanies a Blog Post of the same title reflecting on our culture's relationship with Elders. The podcast was a spontaneous opportunity to capitalise on a gathering of women who were related to each other but very rarely saw each other. In this episode, Roni Edwards has a conversation with her aunts and  Gogo (grandmother) about what inspires them, what changes they have seen in their country, and how to deal with someone who accuses you of witch craft ! This episode is dedicated to Esther Gumbie who briefly features in the episode and recently passed away.  

Image credit Juciara Awo

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