The Sisterhood of MummyImperfect....a podcast where MumnmyImperfect (AKA Rena Dipti Annobil) brings together fabulous women to talk about issues that range from feminism to fashion. Women supporting women, sharing their experiences and having fun. With some original sketches and spoken word pieces thrown in for good measure!
S2, Ep 40: Flashback at Forty!
As this week is the 40th episode of this series of The Sisterhood of MummyImperfect, I decided to take a look back.
In the last 39 episodes I’ve talked about a range of topics including pregnancy, birth, identity, mental health and sexuality. I’ve had some fabulous guests on including Miss England Dr Bhasha Mukherjee, GBBO's Chetna Makan, comedian and writer Athena Kugblenu, and many more amazing superwomen and some supermen too.
I'm thankful to everyone who has contributed to the podcast. My lovely guests who have opened their hearts to me and to you, and to everyone who has listened.
So here you go, some of the best bits (there were too many!) from season 2 of The Sisterhood of MummyImperfect.
S2, Ep 39: Body Positivity and Soulmates
My guest this episode is blogger, body positivity ambassador and influencer, model and Mum of two, Bally Hayer.
We talk about body positivity, self care and how to get through the dark days of social isolation.
We also discuss plus size representation in Bollywood (does that even exist?!) and Hollywood (does that either?!), finding love, and what makes a soulmate.
S2, Ep 38: Sexism and Misogyny in Bollywood
I grew up watching Bollywood movies in the 80s and 90s. For those of you who are familiar with India cinema from that era you'll know that rape scenes were commonplace and love scenes were not.
India recorded 88 rape cases every day in 2019, and that's just the ones that were reported. Deep-rooted patriarchy has created a second class status for women in South Asia.
Does the way that Bollywood depicts women contribute to that problem or is India's film industry simply a reflection of its society?
And are things changing with the new wave of female centric films?
Have a listen to my take on this and let me know your thoughts too.
S2, Ep 37: Happily Ever After?
"And then they got married and lived happily ever after"....is how most fairytales end.
But getting married is just the beginning, and is it realistic to expect every day of your marriage to be filled with hearts and roses? Particularly as around 42% of marriages in England and Wales end in divorce!
My guest this episode is mother, teacher and blogger, Manraj Sanghera (AKA Northern Bindi) who was 22 years old when she had an arranged marriage. We discuss arranged and love marriages, the highs and lows married life, and we bust some commonly heard marriage myths...."always resolve an argument before you go to bed" No thanks! Zzzzzzzzzzzz...
Is it possible to live happily ever after in wedded bliss? or is marriage just damn hard work? Listen in and let me know what you think.
S2, Ep 36: Sleep Tips For You And Your Kids
Are you a parent or carer? Remember when you took 8 hours sleep for granted and your alarm wasn't a little person going "Mummy, mummy, mummy" at 5am?...LOLZ!
If bedtimes are the stuff of nightmares in your household then I might be able to help.
In this episode I speak to Catherine Powell, a Health Visitor with years of sleep management experience with children and their families. She gives her top tips on how you and your kids can get a better quality sleep. We talk about how much sleep children should be getting, dealing with night terrors, and the pros and cons of co-sleeping.
Have a listen....your under eye circles will thank you!
S2, Ep 35: Feminist Icons
WARNING: Contains high levels of fierce feminine energy!
Last week US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away at the age of 87.
Affectionately known as Notorious RBG, she was widely regarded as a badass icon!
So in this week’s episode my guest Harkirat Assi and I discuss feminist icons.
We touch on what feminism mean to us, what makes an icon, and which fierce females inspire us.
From Malala Yousafzai to Marilyn Monroe, the Sisterhood give us their views on which boss ladies they admire.