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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


Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eliza-hatch/support

The Cheer Up Luv Podcast Eliza Hatch

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    • 5.0 • 23 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


Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eliza-hatch/support

    The Cheer Up Luv Podcast: Kenny Ethan Jones

    The Cheer Up Luv Podcast: Kenny Ethan Jones

    This episode is the last episode of season 3, can you believe it?! Today I am speaking to a truly inspirational person, who’s work I’ve been admiring on my feed for years now, its the model, activist, entrepreneur and all round superstar, Kenny Ethan Jones! Kenny’s career in activism was launched after appearing in Pink Parcels’ I’M ON campaign, in which he made history by being the first trans man to front a period campaign. Kenny’s impactful work has been featured by the Independent, Teen Vogue, The BBC, Dazed and many more, and I can’t wait to share this episode with you! In this Ep. we speak about how to avoid burn out, being vulnerable and having honest discussions online, and why no one owes you their gender identity.

    You can find Kenny here and here: https://www.kennyethanjones.com/

    Resources:

    https://mermaidsuk.org.uk/

    https://www.stonewall.org.uk/

    http://www.galop.org.uk/

    https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/

    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


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    • 46 min
    The Cheer Up Luv Podcast: Lou Northcote

    The Cheer Up Luv Podcast: Lou Northcote

    Hello and welcome back to the penultimate episode of Season 3! Today on the show I'm speaking to changemaker Lou Northcote. Lou is an activist, influencer and ex-model, known for her notable campaign #FreeThePimple, a skin positivity movement. After developing acne, Lou’s modelling career was put on hold, so she decided to challenge the skin stigma by using the hashtag #freethepimple in 2017. By doing this, Lou aimed to bring awareness of other people living with skin conditions, and has created an online space for people to share their skin-positive stories. 

    In today's episode we talk about receiving unsolicited advice, why "resting bitch face" for men is not a thing, and why "perfect" skin is a myth. 

    TW: In this episode we will be reading out an experience of sexual harassment.

    You can find Lou here: @freethepimple and here: @lounorthcote and here:https://linktr.ee/Lounorthcote

    Resources:

    https://www.womenshealthmag.com

    https://rightsofwomen.org.uk/

    https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/

    https://plan-uk.org/act-for-girls/street-harassment

    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


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    • 38 min
    The Cheer Up Luv Podcast: Michelle Elman

    The Cheer Up Luv Podcast: Michelle Elman

    In today's show I'm speaking to life coach, activist and author Michelle Elman. You might be familiar with Michelle’s work from her notable campaign, Scarred not Scared, which came about after Michelle decided there was little representation for people who had scars. Having had many surgeries herself, Michelle wanted to use her platform and share her experience to let others know that they were not alone. In todays episode we talk about the importance of enthusiastic consent, setting boundaries and how to recognise gaslighting behaviour.

    TW: In this episode we will be reading out an experience of sexual harassment to discuss and myth bust.

    You can find Michelle here: @scarredntscared and here: https://www.michelleelman.com/about/

    or watch Michelle's TED talk here: https://www.ted.com/talks/michelle_elman_have_you_hated_your_body_enough_today

    Resources:

    https://rightsofwomen.org.uk/

    https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/

    https://plan-uk.org/act-for-girls/street-harassment

    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


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    • 46 min
    The Cheer Up Luv Podcast: Poppy Jay & Rubina Pabani

    The Cheer Up Luv Podcast: Poppy Jay & Rubina Pabani

    Joining me on today's show are two women, whose podcast has honestly been getting me through lockdown, It's the amazing duo & wonderful hosts of Brown Girls Do It Too,  Poppy Jay and Rubina Pabani!! I'm so excited about this episode and had so much fun recording it. If for some reason you’ve been living under a rock for the past year and aren't familiar with Brown Girls Do It Too, then let me briefly fill you in. Brown Girls Do It Too is an award-winning groundbreaking BBC Asian Network show, where they discuss all things related to sex & relationships, and candidly cover the topics which are under-discussed in South Asian households. 

    In this episode we talk about accidentally breaking taboo's, removing the shame and stigma when talking about sex and the problematic fetishization of Asian women in society. 

    You can find Poppy and Rubina here and here, and you can listen to Brown Girls Do It Too here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p08k5cp0 

    Resources:

    https://stopasianhate.carrd.co/

    https://anti-asianviolenceresources.carrd.co/

    https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/

    https://plan-uk.org/act-for-girls/street-harassment

    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


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    • 35 min
    The Cheer Up Luv Podcast: Tyla Grant

    The Cheer Up Luv Podcast: Tyla Grant

    Welcome to another episode of The Cheer Up Luv Podcast! Today I'm speaking to someone who I’ve been really keen to get on the podcast, it’s changemaker Tyla Grant. Tyla is a model, podcaster and activist who campaigns to raise awareness about autism in adulthood. She is also the founder of Black and Neurodiverse, a platform which supports the personal development of young black neurodivergent adults. 

    In this episode we speak about the importance of inclusive language, the gender data gap in health and medicine, and why you should never trust someone stopping you on the street for directions...

    You can find Tyla's work here: @autistictyla and here: @blackandnd

    Resources:

    https://uk.gofundme.com/f/blackandnd?utm_campaign=p_cp_url&utm_medium=os&utm_source=customer

    https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/

    https://plan-uk.org/act-for-girls/street-harassment

    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


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    • 36 min
    The Cheer Up Luv Podcast: Alice Skinner

    The Cheer Up Luv Podcast: Alice Skinner

    Hello and welcome to another episode of The Cheer Up Luv Podcast! Today I’m speaking to someone whose work I have been admiring online, and in real life for a few years now, it's the incredibly talented illustrator Alice Skinner. I have been obsessed with Alice’s work for a long time, and after I realised she was also part of the activist collective, The Pink Protest, I fell in love with her work even more. Alice’s bold, beautiful and unmistakeable style has lead her to work with Always, Converse, Badoo, The Sunday Times Style Magazine and if that wasn’t enough, she has just illustrated the cover of Grace Campbell’s new Book, "Amazing Disgrace.”

    In this episode we speak about how we can hold institutions accountable, growing up with the damaging beauty standards of 00's magazines and the very triggering insult, "You're Butterz". 

    You can find Alice's work here: @thisisaliceskinner and here: https://thisisaliceskinner.bigcartel.com/

    Resources:

    https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/

    https://plan-uk.org/act-for-girls/street-harassment

    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

    This episode is sponsored by TOTM and Lara Intimates.


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    • 47 min

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

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