26 episodes

Award winning breast cancer survivor & community activist Leanne Pero set up the Black Women Rising cancer project in 2017, aimed at raising vital cancer awareness within the Black community & provide support for Black cancer patients/ survivors whilst they undergo cancer treatment & experience difficulty in remission. With cancer mortality rates within the BAME community being at an all time high- join Leanne & her inspirational guests explore healthy conversation about the myths, taboos & hardships that surround our community as well as share inspirational stories of hope & transformation.

Black Women Rising- The Untold Cancer Stories Podcast Leanne Pero

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    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Award winning breast cancer survivor & community activist Leanne Pero set up the Black Women Rising cancer project in 2017, aimed at raising vital cancer awareness within the Black community & provide support for Black cancer patients/ survivors whilst they undergo cancer treatment & experience difficulty in remission. With cancer mortality rates within the BAME community being at an all time high- join Leanne & her inspirational guests explore healthy conversation about the myths, taboos & hardships that surround our community as well as share inspirational stories of hope & transformation.

    Black Women Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories : S2 Ep2 Sh*t I've Got Cancer

    Black Women Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories : S2 Ep2 Sh*t I've Got Cancer

    Sh*t I’ve got cancer!!! This episode is based around two ladies Leeanne and Nicole who were diagnosed in 2020. We discuss what it has been like since their diagnoses and how they are finding the journey thus far.

    Leeanne Adu, a 36 year old business owner from South East London.  Leeanne is a mother to a gorgeous 3 year old and a wife. She was diagnosed with grade 3, Triple Negative Breast Cancer, in the left breast and lymph nodes.



    Nicole Larissa Thomas is 31 years old and from Birmingham. At 30 years old Nicole was diagnosed with stage 3 thyroid cancer. She also has Addison's disease, which causes abdominal pain, weakness, vomiting and fainting. Nicole enjoys listening to music, reading and socialising when possible.



    After podcast notes:

    Black Women Rising @blackwomenrisinguk

    Founder @Leanneperoofficial

    Host & production - @Charlottecrowl

    Guests: Leeanne @leeanneadu_ Nicole - nicole_larissa

    Sound engineer - Harry @soundhuman.uk
    Flyer @Tori.lens

    Black Women Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories : S2 EP1 The Race Debate

    Black Women Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories : S2 EP1 The Race Debate

    Following our event “Let’s talk about race and cancer”, we bring to you the first episode of series 2 of the podcast. “The Race Debate”, where hosts Leanne and Charlotte were joined by 3 of the panelists. They share their stories and have a good chat about different experiences.

    CHRISSIE Bray, Body Confidence Coach, Birmingham

    Diagnosed with breast cancer aged 39. Had chemotherapy a mastectomy and a reconstruction. Cancer returned 4 years later.



    HELENA Boyce - 43 - Southhamptom  twice surviving breast cancer warrior. First diagnosed in 2014 then again in 2017

    Helena is a dance and sports coach, and fitness instructor. Wife and Mother of two children



    CLOVER Lewis - London was diagnosed with stage 3 triple negative breast cancer.

    She designs post #Mastectomy Bikinis & Swimsuits and is a Style and Transformation coach.



    After podcast notes:

    Blackwomenrising @blackwomenrisinguk

    Founder and host @Leanneperoofficial

    Co-host & production - @Charlottecrowl

    Guests: Helena - @noodleshelena | Clover - @cloverlewis_style @cloverlewisswim | Chrissie - @chrissiescorner 

    Sound engineer - Harry @soundhuman.uk
    Flyer @Tori.lens

    Black Men Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories : Ep 12 Gift of Life

    Black Men Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories : Ep 12 Gift of Life

    Joining @Charliedegale for the final episode of series 1, is Orin Lewis. The co-founder of @acltcharity (African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust).

    Orin shares a bit about what he was doing prior to ACLT, shares the story of Daniel Degale and the important work of the charity.



    ACLT is a 40+ time award-winning charity committed to providing hope to patients living with blood cancer and illnesses where a matched donor (stem cell, blood or organ) is required to save a life.



    ACLT was founded in 1996 by Beverley De-Gale, OBE, and Orin Lewis, OBE, 3 years after receiving the devastating news that their 6-year-old son Daniel De-Gale needed a stem cell transplant in order to win his 6-year battle against acute leukaemia.

    After Podcast Info:

    Black Men Rising: @blackmenrisinguk

    Charlie Degale: @charliedegale

    Orin Lewis: @lewisorin

    ACLT: @acltcharity

    Black Men Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories : Ep 11 A Brother’s Love

    Black Men Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories : Ep 11 A Brother’s Love

    In this episode joining Charlie Degale is Touchè who is 29 years young he takes us on the journey of his older sister Waverlea who was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 and then again in 2018. Waverlea went through quite the expedition to getting a diagnosis both times. She documented parts of her journey on instagram @cancer_slayer_ and on youtube. 



    Waverlea passed at the age of 29 on the 24th of August 2019. Touchè really speaks with such passion and really paints a picture of how he saw his sisters journey, which is why the episode is called "A Brother's Love".



    *After Podcast Info:

    Black Men Rising: @blackmenrisinguk

    Charlie Degale: @charliedegale

    @touche_ @cancer_slayer_

    Episode 12 will be released earlier than usual on the  23rd as next Friday is a holiday.

    Black Men Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories : Ep 10 A Different Perspective

    Black Men Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories : Ep 10 A Different Perspective

    In this weeks episode joining Charliede we have Melchizedek who is coming from a different perspective on how he dealt with his journey. Melchizedek was diagnosed with throat cancer back in 2010. He is a Reiki Master and used many alternative tools to assist him on his journey. He now creates copper devices to help others.

    One of the things that really stood out from the podcast was when he described his journey as "a pathway to initiation to slow down".

    After Podcast Info:

    Black Men Rising: @blackmenrisinguk

    Charlie Degale: @charliedegale

    Melchizedek @melchizedekmoor

    Next episode will be available @10am Friday 18th December

    Black Men Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories : Ep 9 Newly Diagnosed

    Black Men Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories : Ep 9 Newly Diagnosed

    This week joining our host Charlie we have Darrel who is just 22 years young. Darrel had recently graduated and started at a new job when he was diagnosed back in May. Originally they thought Darrel had Non Hodgkins Lymphoma BUT after further tests he was diagnosed with high grade Neuroendocrine cancer.

    He talks with such passion as his journey continues and shares how he is currently feeling and what has been going on.

    After Podcast Info:

    Black Men Rising: @blackmenrisinguk

    Charlie Degale: @charliedegale

    Darrel Armani Roshier: @dazzlar_cancer_journey

    Next episode will be available @10am Friday 11th December

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Nevolicious ,

A fantastic episode

It is so good to hear men talking about their experiences, especially Afro-Caribbean men! Thank you for sharing, and for you campaign, Errol. Congratulations on your MBE too!🙏🏿💃🏿🕺🏾💪🏾🥳🙌🏾😁 🥇

Chericheri40 ,

Black Women Rising Podcasts

*Update* Episode 4- Black Men Rising

Awesome! It was so good to hear the stories directly from the men going through cancer. Well done guys, it was enlightening and also inspiring to hear you speak your truths. This is powerful and is the beginning of more to come. Thank you.

This is an amazing set of podcasts reflecting on the BAME experience of being diagnosed and living with Cancer.

Cancer does not have a preference, it affects anyone, anytime, anywhere. Listen to the podcasts each week as they cover many topics, especially the secrecy and cultural experiences that make it that much harder to circumnavigate living with and being treated for Cancer.

This is my go-to every week! Well done BWR and guests to date.

Kiera O'Hana ,

Mrs

Honestly, such a great listen, unlike any other podcast out there - I was blown away and brought to tears by the stories and experiences shared by these incredibly brave women, not to mention Leanne herself. Such important messages in survival, positivity, energy, love, friendships, family and perspective. Black Women Rising is a beautiful and much needed platform supporting black women who have had or are currently going through cancer and being in neither of those categories, I still thoroughly enjoyed this podcast and have taken a lot of life lessons from it. Keep going girl, you rock.

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