22 episodes

Wearing heels to work, having a cervical smear test and, oh, just that small matter of bleeding once a month. The Female Struggle is Real and they’re only a handful of things we have to worry about! In this podcast I chat honestly and openly to friends, guests and experts about the daily struggles we face.

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The Female Struggle is Real Emma Jo Real-Davies

    • Personal Journals
    • 5.0 • 72 Ratings

Wearing heels to work, having a cervical smear test and, oh, just that small matter of bleeding once a month. The Female Struggle is Real and they’re only a handful of things we have to worry about! In this podcast I chat honestly and openly to friends, guests and experts about the daily struggles we face.

(instagram: @emjorealdavies)

    #21 The Female Struggle with Climate Change

    #21 The Female Struggle with Climate Change

    Climate change can feel like an overwhelming issue and even if you want to try and make a difference, sometimes it's difficult to know what's the best thing to do! Do I buy loose apples grown in Turkey, or plastic-wrapped apples grown in the UK? Do I attend that environmental activist demonstration despite not agreeing with some of their methods? Do I reconsider having children to slow the population rate?! I get the facts from climate scientist Dr Michelle Cain, meet Indy, Mila and Eve, year 7 girls that have regularly been attending the climate change marches, and head down to an Extinction Rebellion protest on Waterloo Bridge.
     
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    • 37 min
    #20 The Female Struggle with make-up in the workplace

    #20 The Female Struggle with make-up in the workplace

    Do you feel a pressure to wear make-up to work? In this episode I ask whether women feel obliged to wear make-up in the workplace and if so, why? I chat to Rebecca Creer, spas and styling manager at Virgin Atlantic airways, about their new grooming policy and digital editor of Grazia, Rebecca Reid who stopped wearing make-up to work a few years ago. I also meet up with Alice who was rejected from a job interview because of her physical appearance.
     
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    • 32 min
    #19 The Female Struggle with Sex LIVE

    #19 The Female Struggle with Sex LIVE

    For the first ever time, we took The Female Struggle is Real on the road to the South Place Hotel for a very special episode: The Female Struggle with Sex LIVE, supported by PLSRX. With special guests Oloni, Reed and Florence (from Comecurious) and Dr Karen Gurney, we chatted a**l, polygamy and ‘devil dick’! 
     
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    #18 The Struggle with Body Hair

    #18 The Struggle with Body Hair

    Body hair: we all have it and yet us women are conditioned to believe that we should be hairless! So why are we shaving it all off?! I speaker to Laura Jackson, founder of the Januhairy campaign, and activist Harnaam Kaur, who, due to a medical condition, has a beard and moustache. I also pay a visit to Pulse Light Clinic to experience the beauty treatment the Kardashians rave about: laser hair removal. 
     
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    • 32 min
    #17 International Women's Day 2019

    #17 International Women's Day 2019

    What better way to celebrate International Women's Day than chatting about feminism! A recent news article claimed that only 1 in 5 women would call themselves a feminist, but why is the number so small? Why are so few of us calling ourselves feminists in 2019? I chat to academic and activist Dr Pragya Agarwal about why we're still so afraid of the word, and hear from loads of you about what feminism means to you personally. 
     
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    • 34 min
    #16 The Female Struggle with Contraception - Natural Cycles

    #16 The Female Struggle with Contraception - Natural Cycles

    Natural Cycles is the first app on the market that's officially a form of contraception. 'How do you use an app as contraception?' I hear you cry! It uses an algorithm to track your ovulation so you know when and when not to have unprotected sex. As a completely natural form of contraception, it sounds wonderful, but it's also left many women with unwanted pregnancies. I speak to two of those many women, Katherine and Pippa and the founder of the app, Elina Bergland.
     
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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

CMAlmond ,

Wonderful

I have just found this podcast during lockdown and it is wonderful! Interesting and insightful conversations. Like listening to your friends have a chat

DanahGow ,

Wow!

If you ever feel like you are the ONLY one going through something... just come and play this podcast! Emma Jo- real Davis is fantastic! And wether it’s through the podcast or her instagram she has amazing support for all women going though whatever it is! The podcasts are a great listen and a good laugh most of the time, i highly HIGHLY recommend giving this a listen!

MLRoki ,

Who runs the world?

I was searching for female led podcasts and came across this one, the contraceptive one is something I’m looking into myself right now after just having had a baby and not wanting anymore! Em is clear, friendly and seems approachable. Found the episode informative without overloading you. I’m now subscribed and looking forward to listening to the back catalogue!

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