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Being the Story is a new podcast to inspire new ideas, challenge perceptions, and stimulate conversation on the big issues facing society today. This podcast series, recorded in front of a live audience, features thought-proving talks given by individuals who’ve faced life-changing experiences and who are using their experiences to come up with solutions to create social change. Our Being the Story podcast, live events, training and spokespersons network diversify the voices we hear in the media and beyond introducing new voices and perspectives into mainstream conversation. For more information go to www.beingthestory.org.uk

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    • Society & Culture
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Being the Story is a new podcast to inspire new ideas, challenge perceptions, and stimulate conversation on the big issues facing society today. This podcast series, recorded in front of a live audience, features thought-proving talks given by individuals who’ve faced life-changing experiences and who are using their experiences to come up with solutions to create social change. Our Being the Story podcast, live events, training and spokespersons network diversify the voices we hear in the media and beyond introducing new voices and perspectives into mainstream conversation. For more information go to www.beingthestory.org.uk

    Craig Spillane ‘We need to talk about male suicide’

    Craig Spillane ‘We need to talk about male suicide’

    Electrician by day, Craig set up Men Unite one morning in 2019 before work for some friends. Men Unite is a closed Facebook group to help men deal with any issues they face; suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, addiction, debt, bereavement. They now have over 12,000 members in 78 countries with volunteers around the world 24/7. In this talk he describes the impact of lockdown on men’s mental health and how online networks are providing a vital connection.
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    • 11 min
    Nylah Abitimo-Jones ‘Black Lives Matter: What it means to be Young, Gifted & Black in 2020’

    Nylah Abitimo-Jones ‘Black Lives Matter: What it means to be Young, Gifted & Black in 2020’

    7-year-old Nylah had a memorable lockdown, performing her poem ‘Black’, in front of over 5000 people at the Cheltenham Black Lives Matter protest. Nylah’s poem centres around self-love and being Black with pride. Videos of her performance have been watched by millions and reposted by celebrities like Missy Elliott and platforms like NAACP, NowThis, BBC, Al-Jazeera. Nylah performs her poetry, and speaks to Jude about what it means to be young, gifted and black.
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    • 9 min
    Dom Raban 'Xploro: filling the hospital information vacuum'

    Dom Raban 'Xploro: filling the hospital information vacuum'

    Dom’s daughter, Issy, was diagnosed with rare bone cancer in 2011. Issy’s treatment was characterised by two extremes; the fantastic care she received, but also feeling unable to receive accessible information. As MD of a digital innovation agency, Dom's company built Xploro App (previously Patient’s Virtual Guide) which uses augmented reality, gamification and artificial intelligence to deliver health information directly to children. Join in the conversation online using #BeingtheStory

    • 15 min
    Marina Cantacuzino 'The Restorative Power of Storytelling'

    Marina Cantacuzino 'The Restorative Power of Storytelling'

    Marina is an award-winning journalist who responded to the invasion of Iraq, by collecting narratives of people who’ve lived through injustice and tragedy, yet sought forgiveness not revenge. This formed The Forgiveness Project, a charity using the experiences of victims and perpetrators to explore reconciliation. Marina believes sharing real stories of transformation reaches across rifts to create a new story.
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    • 13 min
    Ric Flo 'Creativity For Change'

    Ric Flo 'Creativity For Change'

    East-London based Creative Director and Rapper, Ric Flo uses rap to express himself and explore his experience in foster care, both solo and with Hip-hop Collective Jungle Brown. He creates positive change for young people with experience of the care system through his creative rap workshops, encouraging young people to use their voice, stating “It’s the most powerful tool of amplification we have”. 
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    • 18 min
    Simeon Moore and Dylan Duffus 'Dats TV Reshaping Culture' 

    Simeon Moore and Dylan Duffus 'Dats TV Reshaping Culture' 

    Simeon and Dylan were members of rival Birmingham gangs. They were brought together by award-winning filmmaker Penny Woolcock for the documentary One Mile Away. Simeon and Dylan are now advocates for young people, working together to tackle the glamorisation of gang culture through their YouTube channel DatsTV. They describe the impact participating in the film had on their community and share their vision of how we can tackle youth violence. Join in the conversation online using #BeingtheStory

    • 16 min

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Being the Story (Milly’s Story)

Such a powerful story. Thanks for sharing it Milly.

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