4 episodes

Hello and welcome to The Cheer Up Luv Podcast, with me your host, Eliza Hatch. This is a podcast based on the photo series Cheer Up Luv, which is a campaign I started in 2017, dedicated to retelling stories of sexual harassment.

In this podcast, I will be interviewing a number or artists, activists and creatives about their work, and discussing your submitted stories of sexual harassment, with the aim of dismantling myths and challenging some of the things that have become normalised in our day to day lives.

Musical genius by Alex Gruz
Artwork by Eliza Hatch
Photo by Isabella Pearce

The Cheer Up Luv Podcast ELIZA HATCH

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Hello and welcome to The Cheer Up Luv Podcast, with me your host, Eliza Hatch. This is a podcast based on the photo series Cheer Up Luv, which is a campaign I started in 2017, dedicated to retelling stories of sexual harassment.

In this podcast, I will be interviewing a number or artists, activists and creatives about their work, and discussing your submitted stories of sexual harassment, with the aim of dismantling myths and challenging some of the things that have become normalised in our day to day lives.

Musical genius by Alex Gruz
Artwork by Eliza Hatch
Photo by Isabella Pearce

    The Cheer Up Luv Podcast: Amika George

    The Cheer Up Luv Podcast: Amika George

    Hello and welcome to the Cheer Up Luv Podcast hosted by Eliza Hatch!

    Today I am speaking to the inspirational activist, Amika George. Amika is the founder of the #FreePeriods campaign, which she began at the age of 17. In 2017 she started a petition campaigning for free period products in schools across the UK, and in 2020 it came into action, with the Government implementing schemes around schools uk wide!

    In this episode we speak about Amika's journey into activism, challenging the stigma surrounding periods, and discuss harassment in bars and clubs. To support Amika's work visit:

    https://www.freeperiods.org/

    https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/freeperiods

    *Trigger Warning*

    We will be discussing an experience of sexual harassment towards the end of the episode.

    If you would like to send in your story, please feel free to DM @cheerupluv or submit via the website: http://www.cheerupluv.com

    Music composed by Alex Gruz

    • 52 min
    The Cheer Up Luv Podcast: Jamie Windust

    The Cheer Up Luv Podcast: Jamie Windust

    Hello and welcome to the Cheer Up Luv Podcast, hosted by Eliza Hatch!

    Today I am speaking to the one and only Jamie Windust. Jamie is an award winning LGBTQIA+ editor of Fruitcake Magazine, writer, speaker and model. They have written for numerous publications like Cosmopolitan UK, Gay Times and The Independent, and have just written their debut novel, “In Their Shoes,” which gives nuanced insight into life as a non-binary person.

    In this episode we talk about gender expression,  transphobia, intersectionality, sensationalisation in the media, and towards the end of the episode we discuss an experience of street harassment. To support Jamie's work visit: https://www.jamiewindust.co.uk/

    Petitions: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/318175

    http://genderedintelligence.co.uk/

    *Trigger Warning*

    We will be discussing an experience of sexual harassment towards the end of the episode.

    If you would like to send in your story, please feel free to DM @cheerupluv or submit via the website: http://www.cheerupluv.com

    Music composed by Alex Gruz

    • 56 min
    The Cheer Up Luv Podcast: Catcalls of NYC

    The Cheer Up Luv Podcast: Catcalls of NYC

    Hello and welcome to the first episode of the Cheer Up Luv Podcast, hosted by Eliza Hatch!

    Today I am speaking to gender rights activist Sophie Sandberg, who founded the incredible platform Catcalls of NYC, which aims to combat street harassment through chalking experiences directly onto the pavement. 

    In this episode we speak about what inspired Sophie to start her platform, using art for activism, and later in the show we discuss the lasting impacts street harassment can have. 

    If you would like to find out more about Sophie's work visit: https://www.catcallsofnyc.com/

    *Trigger Warning*

    We will be discussing an experience of sexual harassment towards the end of the episode.

    If you would like to send in your story, please feel free to DM @cheerupluv or submit via the website: http://www.cheerupluv.com

    Music composed by Alex Gruz

    • 43 min
    The Cheer Up luv Podcast: TRAILER

    The Cheer Up luv Podcast: TRAILER

    Welcome to the Cheer Up luv Podcast hosted by me, Eliza Hatch! 

    This is a podcast based on the photo series Cheer Up Luv, which is a campaign I started in 2017, dedicated to retelling stories of sexual harassment.

    In this podcast, I will be interviewing a number of artists, activists and creatives about their work, and discussing your submitted stories of sexual harassment, with the aim of dismantling myths and challenging some of the things that have become normalised in our day to day lives.

    Basically, I wanted to do a deeper dive into the issues, and stories that I post about on Cheer Up luv, and reflect on the weight these stories have when they are read out loud, coupled with some really interesting chats with people I admire, doing incredible things!

    So stay tuned, as there are some really exciting guests lined up for this season!

    * Trigger Warning * 

    We will be discussing themes surrounding sexual harassment in this podcast, and reading out stories submitted from members of the Cheer Up Luv community.  Each theme of the episode will be slightly different, and tailored to what the guest feels comfortable talking about. All stories discussed on the podcast have been submitted in the knowledge that they will be read out, with consent for first names to be used, or in some cases anonymous. 

    Each story is openly discussed with the guest from the point of view of personal experience, bearing in mind everyone's experiences to harassment may differ and no reaction is the same.

    If you would like to send in your story, please feel free to DM @cheerupluv or submit via the website: www.cheerupluv.com

    *Warning*

    Podcast contains explicit language.



    The wonderful music you have been listening to was composed by Alex Gruz

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

chiscy ,

Insightful and thoughtful

Sensitive, insightful and accessible - I’ve learnt new things by listening and can’t wait for more episodes.

tw1npeaks ,

Sensitive and incisive

Important conversations beautifully hosted - a warm and engaging listen, even when navigating through heavy subject matter

TashCrawley ,

Super interesting and informative

Always such interesting topics and thoughts on such important topics covered in the conversations with Eliza and her guests, looking forward to hearing more! 💗

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