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Welcome to gal-dem's first ever podcast, Growing up with gal-dem. Over the course of the series Liv Little and Charlie Brinkhurst Cuff invite a different guest to respond to old diary entries, text messages, or letters from their younger selves - nurturing important conversations about growing up.

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Welcome to gal-dem's first ever podcast, Growing up with gal-dem. Over the course of the series Liv Little and Charlie Brinkhurst Cuff invite a different guest to respond to old diary entries, text messages, or letters from their younger selves - nurturing important conversations about growing up.

    Madam Storm on finding adoration in the BDSM world

    Madam Storm on finding adoration in the BDSM world

    This week on Growing up with gal-dem we're joined by international dominatrix and empowerment coach Madam Storm who introduces us to the world of dominatrixes and dungeons, and reads us a letter she wrote to her sister years ago. Reflecting on the importance of self confidence and believing in your own self-worth, Madam storm tells us how she grew up and learned to love herself, and the role that her community of Black dominatrixes is having in her own personal growth and celebration.


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    • 40 min
    Ericka Hart on black femmes centring themselves

    Ericka Hart on black femmes centring themselves

    CW: Childhood sexual trauma
    On this week's Growing up with gal-dem we're joined by the brilliant Ericka Hart, who is a Black queer femme activist, writer, speaker and award-winning sexuality educator with masters of education in human sexuality. Ericka shares a piece of writing from 4 years prior where she reflects on memories of childhood trauma and the impact this has had on her ability to centre herself throughout her life. Ericka joins Natty and Charlie to talk about reclaiming the act of care as Black femmes, her Black People Tell Black History series, and what it means to firmly centre yourself in your own narrative.


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    • 37 min
    Naomi Shimada on childhood wisdom

    Naomi Shimada on childhood wisdom

    In this week's episode of Growing up with gal-dem, Charlie and Natty are joined by author, model, and broadcaster Naomi Shimada, who's work encourages us to practice care and tenderness with ourselves. Naomi shares (and translates) an entry she wrote as a child about her mother, the grief she and her family were processing at the time, and reflects on how much responsibility and wisdom she bore during that period.


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    • 41 min
    Shydeia Caldwell on leaning into her spirit-led purpose

    Shydeia Caldwell on leaning into her spirit-led purpose

    Welcome back to Season 3! In this first episode of our new season, Natty Kasambala is stepping in while Liv takes a well deserved break. Natty Kasambala is an ex-editor, and long-time contributor to the gal-dem family, and an incredible music, arts and culture commentator, curator and creative who we're so excited to have with us for the next few episodes.


    In this episode, gal-dem are joined by wellness educator, spirit-led guide and founder of Black Girl Magik, Shydeia Caldwell. She shares a letter that she wrote to herself at the end of 2020. Shydeai reflects on her process in crafting her personal brand and telling her story in her own words. Join gal-dem and Shydeia as they discuss everything from listening to self, the importance of connecting with the ancestors, wellness and remothering.


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    • 35 min
    Liv Little and Charlie Brinkhurst Cuff on rushing black women syndrome

    Liv Little and Charlie Brinkhurst Cuff on rushing black women syndrome

    For the last episode of the season, hosts Liv Little and Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff share their own extract: an essay they collaborated on years previously about ‘rushing women of colour syndrome’. Reflecting back on their headspace at the time of writing it, Liv and Charlie reflect back on what has changed, what has stayed the same and what they’ve learned along the way.


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    • 42 min
    IRL and online communities with Zezi Ifore

    IRL and online communities with Zezi Ifore

    For this episode, gal-dem are joined by arts broadcaster, host, cultural consultant and journalist Zezi Ifore who shares an extract that she wrote as a teenager at the turn of the century. Zezi reflects on her hopes for the 2000’s as a fifteen year old, as well as delving into the community she was grounded in. Join gal-dem and Zezi as they discuss everything from Nigerian culture and the church, to wellness and meditation.
     
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    • 41 min

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Beautiful — necessary and beautiful listening for all QTIBIPOC and our allies. Thank you so much for putting this together. Feeling so blessed. Sitting in so called Australia missing home — Lady Phyll’s words are going to stay with me for a while. Love and love, Jasmin xx

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