59 episodes

Life, love and work in a white man's world. Let's help each other figure it out!

Presenters: Sadia Azmat and Monty Onanuga

No Country For Young Women BBC

    • Personal Journals
    • 4.1, 302 Ratings

Life, love and work in a white man's world. Let's help each other figure it out!

Presenters: Sadia Azmat and Monty Onanuga

    Black, British and Jewish

    Black, British and Jewish

    I wanted to speak to Nadine Batchelor-Hunt, a podcaster and journalist and black Jewish female who recently got caught up in Wiley’s latest Twitter rant in which he made some anti-Semitic comments. Nadine joins me to speak about what it’s like being both black and Jewish in the U.K.

    • 54 min
    A book for summer with Kiley Reid, Sarah Shaffi and Black Girls Book Club

    A book for summer with Kiley Reid, Sarah Shaffi and Black Girls Book Club

    Such A Fun Age is a novel which starts with a racist misunderstanding and kickstarts our chat about race and class, the “pet to threat” phenomenon in business and why we don’t need any more slave movies. With author Kiley Reid, journalist Sarah Shaffi and Natalie and Melissa of Black Girls Book Club.

    • 33 min
    Redefining dance music, getting paid and Aluna Francis

    Redefining dance music, getting paid and Aluna Francis

    Should we recategorise dance music to be more racially inclusive? How did it become disconnected from its black queer origins? And why are black and women of colour consistently underpaid in music? Aluna Francis joins us to talk about her open letter to the dance music industry, being a member of the Black Music Action Coalition and getting paid what you’re worth.

    • 35 min
    Healing, Grace F Victory & Coco Khan

    Healing, Grace F Victory & Coco Khan

    I'm often seen as a strong black woman, so how can I make space to heal? Grace F Victory and Coco Khan join me to discuss how going to a protest could be seen as self care, why Grace is training as a therapist and Coco explains how even the concept of the self is very different in some Asian communities.

    • 31 min
    Intersectional veganism, Riyadh Khalaf and Tomi Makanjuola

    Intersectional veganism, Riyadh Khalaf and Tomi Makanjuola

    I’m asking how you can make vegan food using recipes from your own culture, learning what intersectional veganism is and wondering if I should be better at cooking Indian food. Chef Tomi Makanjuola aka The Vegan Nigerian and Celebrity Masterchef contestant Riyadh Khalaf join me to talk all things plant-based…

    • 34 min
    Dating, Sex and Scotty Unfamous

    Dating, Sex and Scotty Unfamous

    I wanted to explore what it’s like for fat, black women navigating the treacherous world of sex and dating. Joining me to discuss this was Scotty Unfamous, one third of the sex positive Laid Bare podcast. We swapped stories about our dating experiences, getting in to kink and how to be more confident in the bedroom. I also revealed that the best way to win me over is via cup-cakes and eba, a traditional Nigerian dish. Send us your FAQs to NoCountryForYoungWomen@bbc.co.uk.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
302 Ratings

302 Ratings

*Carly ,

Smart funny and interesting conversations

Great to hear these honest conversations on race in the UK and learning about different people’s experiences.

Amirahvalu ,

Love Monty!

Loved the episode with Monty and her family, keep it up!

Brighter side of the road ,

<3

The ones with Jade from Little Mix and Monty’s family were particularly insightful and honest discussions. You two are doing a fab job!

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