42 episodes

Your regular source of fierce female chat. Hosted by Adwoa Aboah and featuring different guests, as they talk, share, listen and take control of their lives.

The Gurls Talk Podcast Gurls Talk

    • Mental Health
    • 4.8, 393 Ratings

Your regular source of fierce female chat. Hosted by Adwoa Aboah and featuring different guests, as they talk, share, listen and take control of their lives.

    Ep 41. Adwoa talks to Hollie Arnold, the Team GB Paralympian about achieving something you never thought possible

    Ep 41. Adwoa talks to Hollie Arnold, the Team GB Paralympian about achieving something you never thought possible

    I just love episodes like these… where I know I’m going to talk to someone who will change my entire outlook on life. Hollie Arnold is a record breaking, gold medal winning javelin thrower who loves makeup and was born without her right arm. She’s an absolute force of pure joy and she puts it all down to her love for sport and the positive people in her life.
    We talk about how finding something you’re good at it is one of the most freeing experiences you can have. If you’re trying a new sport, or learning to meditate, or just getting really good at relaxing, then listen to this episode as we talk about how important it is to not feel guilty about how much you are or aren’t doing right now. Whatever we can manage is enough.
     
    You can follow Hollie on Instagram @holliearnold8 and you can follow us @gurlstalk.
    Please send any messages to www.gurlstalk.com And don’t forget to subscribe to never miss an episode of the Gurls Talk podcast.

    • 52 min
    Ep 40. Adwoa talks to Megan Barton-Hanson about reality TV, insecurities and lifting women up.

    Ep 40. Adwoa talks to Megan Barton-Hanson about reality TV, insecurities and lifting women up.

    The maneater, the glamour model, the sexy one. Well, that’s the role the producers of Love Island put on Megan Barton-Hanson when she was in the villa in 2018. But as we all know, reality TV is a heavily edited version of what really happens, and Megan and I dive into this and how sudden fame affected her mental health.
    We talk about how women are still being judged against each other in the media and online, and how this toxic negativity needs to stop. Like, NOW. Megan tells us about her struggles with being bullied and trolled, and how cosmetic surgery can yes, give you bigger boobs and a smaller nose, but it can’t fix your confidence.
    Megan’s unapologetically honest about all sorts of issues like mental health, enhancing your looks and sexuality. She tells us “we all need to be more real, to be kinder, and show our vulnerable side.” And I couldn’t agree more, Megan.
    Enjoy listening and until next time, mad, mad amounts of love.
    You can follow Megan on Instagram @meganbartonhanson and you can follow us @gurlstalk Please send any messages to www.gurlstalk.com And don’t forget to subscribe to never miss an episode of the Gurls Talk podcast.

    • 41 min
    Ep 39. Adwoa talks to her mother, Camilla Lowther OBE, about the joys and pressures of motherhood

    Ep 39. Adwoa talks to her mother, Camilla Lowther OBE, about the joys and pressures of motherhood

    This is a special one for me as I’ve always wanted to introduce my wonderful mum to the Gurls Talk community. She’s an inspiration to me and many others, not only as my mother, but as one of the mothers of the fashion industry. Her talent agency CLM represents some of the biggest names in the business, and watching her juggle a career and being a parent has taught me so much about what’s possible.  
    We talk about how she got through the darkness of finding out that her daughter was battling with her mental health. For her, it was a complete shock that she couldn’t have got through without therapy and the overwhelming support of the incredible charity, Al-Anon. I think what I’ve learnt most from talking to her is that mothers everywhere are juggling, especially right now. My mum says that “surrounding your children with love so they don’t feel alone” is one of the most powerful things you can do as a parent, and I think that’s an approach we can all take right now. Surround everyone you know with love, and we’ll get through these mad times.
     
    Al-Anon is a charity for families and friends of alcoholics: https://www.al-anonuk.org.uk/
    As always, you can follow us @gurlstalk. Please send any messages to www.gurlstalk.com And don’t forget to subscribe to never miss an episode of the Gurls Talk podcast.

    • 38 min
    Ep 38. Adwoa talks to Lucy Sheridan about breaking the comparison trap and the power of self-confidence.

    Ep 38. Adwoa talks to Lucy Sheridan about breaking the comparison trap and the power of self-confidence.

    “The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.” I read this Mark Twain quote in Lucy Sheridan’s new and utterly brilliant book ‘The Comparison Cure’ and it really resonated with me, because we can all get stuck in a compare and despair space. Lucy’s a great friend of Gurls Talk, and I loved having her back on the podcast as she really is a deity of building up self-worth.
    We talk about her incredible new book which is a much-needed guide for today’s world,  helping us overcome ranking ourselves against others and breaking the comparison trap. The book feels like a retreat, as she guides us on how to nurture ourselves and shares tools on how to be less ‘them’ and more you. We talk about our shadow side, choice anxiety and how being in the neutral zone is sexy.
    Lucy is next-level positivity, so enjoy the conversation, be kind to yourselves, and mad, mad, mad amounts of love.
     
    You can learn more about Lucy and order ‘The Comparison Cure’ here www.proofcoaching.com
    And this is the book Lucy referenced in the episode: ‘The Dark Side of the Light Chasers by Debbie Ford
    www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Side-Light-Chasers-Reclaiming/dp/0340819057
    We love Lucy’s cheerleading Instagram posts, you can follow her @lucysheridan and you can follow us @gurlstalk Please send any messages to www.gurlstalk.com And don’t forget to subscribe to never miss an episode of the Gurls Talk podcast.

    • 42 min
    Ep 37. Adwoa catches up with Dua Lipa about social media, mental health, and her five-point plan to shake up gender equality in music

    Ep 37. Adwoa catches up with Dua Lipa about social media, mental health, and her five-point plan to shake up gender equality in music

    Releasing an album in the middle of a global pandemic wasn’t part of her plan, but this week’s guest Dua Lipa did exactly that. In this week’s episode, she talks through the process of launching her new album Future Nostalgia, the pitfalls of listening to social media, and explains how she’s taking care of her mental health during isolation.
    This episode explains how the pressure for this to be a period of self-improvement and productivity is unnecessary. To get through this, we all need to cut ourselves some slack and do our best to slow down and have patience with ourselves when things don’t go according to plan.
    You can follow @dualipa and you can follow us @gurlstalk. Please send any messages to www.gurlstalk.com And don’t forget to subscribe, so you never miss an episode of the Gurls Talk podcast.

    • 38 min
    Ep 36. Adwoa talks to Dr. Ciara Dockery about how we can all thrive in isolation

    Ep 36. Adwoa talks to Dr. Ciara Dockery about how we can all thrive in isolation

    There’s nothing more important right now than a good chat with a wise friend, and that’s exactly what Dr. Ciara Dockery is for both myself and every member of the Gurls Talk community. Ciara is a clinical psychologist and our new chief clinical advisor and she’s here to show us how we can do more than just survive isolation, we can thrive in it. 
    This episode teaches us all about how our mental health can be impacted during such strange times. To overcome, we must take stock of our emotions and embrace every feeling, not run from them. But, most importantly, we must stay connected. Isolation doesn’t mean we isolate ourselves from our friends and family. We can stay in touch, call a friend, FaceTime a sibling. It may just be the best thing you’ll ever do. 
    You can follow @dr.ciaradockery and you can follow us @gurlstalk. Please send any messages to www.gurlstalk.com And don’t forget to subscribe to never miss an episode of the Gurls Talk podcast.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
393 Ratings

393 Ratings

Bri.R.C ,

Motivational and realness

I have been listening to these podcasts every now and then but every time I do I’m so I tuned in to what’s being said and the outcome of each episode . I’m a young black women living in London and pursuing my dreams and goals . So I usually listen while I’m working from home or at work . Today’s a beautiful day In London the sun is shining through my glass doors and I’m working from home doing what I love . I decided to go back and listen to all of the podcast whilst working through this deadline and it was definitely the right decision if you want some substance conversion going on in the back ground whilst you work .

jodiewww ,

Insightful and inspiring

The diversity in topics and people that Adwoa has on this podcast is incredible. I’ve learnt so much about so many amazing people and professions that I’d never have known before this. The conversation always feels so relatable and I’m so thankful for that. Keep it up you wonderful human x

Kojo.B ,

Thank you

Adwoa, I am proud to be a cousin, and to know that your consistently give back to young people who suffer in silence. Your series on mental health came at a time when I was in the darkest days of depression. Where there are people talking about these issues, there is Hope.
-Kwadwo, B.

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