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VERVE is a global collective of badass intersectional feminists.

Our persisterhood connects women globally online and ‘onland’ through activism, volunteerism, fundraising & awareness campaigns and Prosecco Think Tanks.

Each podcast features readings from our blog SHE SAID interspersed with Feminist commentary and information about what we're reading, what we're writing, what gives us hope, what infuriates us, and what we are going to do about it.

Resist + Persist + Assist

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VERVE is a global collective of badass intersectional feminists.

Our persisterhood connects women globally online and ‘onland’ through activism, volunteerism, fundraising & awareness campaigns and Prosecco Think Tanks.

Each podcast features readings from our blog SHE SAID interspersed with Feminist commentary and information about what we're reading, what we're writing, what gives us hope, what infuriates us, and what we are going to do about it.

Resist + Persist + Assist

    #SHEROES with Chanju Mwanza and Yaz Omran

    #SHEROES with Chanju Mwanza and Yaz Omran

    EPISODE 31: #SHEROES with Chanju Mwanza and Yaz Omran

    VERVE Operative, Melanin Takeover Host & Blogger Chanju Mwanza hosts this episode with VERVE’s Social Media and Content Manager Yaz Omran where they discuss their SHEROES in Palestine and the UAE. Yaz discusses what inspired her to write about Palestinian youth activist Ahed Tamimi and why activism by Muslim women is not often represented without negative connotations. Chanju talks about the recent UAE Gender Balance Index Awards where not one single woman received an award and why she created her own list of Emirati women who deserved to be recognised. Chanju and Yaz chat about the difficulties POC women face in gaining exposure in mainstream media and history, and what we can do to help further their stories beyond writing articles.


    Read Yaz’s blog here:https://www.verveup.com/shesaid/shesgotverve-ahed-tamimi-a-girl-with-guts
    Read Chanju’s blog here: https://www.verveup.com/shesaid/five-women-who-should-have-received-the-uae-gender-balance-index-awards

    Yaz’s blog on the History of Egypt’s Feminist Consciousness: https://www.verveup.com/shesaid/the-history-of-egypts-feminist-consciousness
    Read more of Yaz’s blogs for VERVE here: https://www.verveup.com/shesaid?author=5bfd6a1e4fa51a145cca2209
    Read more of Chanju’s blogs for VERVE here:
    https://www.verveup.com/shesaid?author=5a82eb02db7926cb172dbe43
    Chanju’s Website:
    www.chanjumwanza.com

    VERVE links:
    Website: www.verveup.com
    IG: www.instagram.com/verve_up/
    Twitter: twitter.com/verve_up
    FB: www.facebook.com/verveup/

    Host: Chanju Mwanza (VERVE Operative, Melanin Takeover Host & Blogger)
    Co- Host: Yaz Omran (Social Media & Content Manager for VERVE)
    Podcast Editor: Yaz Omran

    Music Intro & Outro: Jamie Masterson - Freelance Music Producer (insta: jaytmasterson)
    Speaking over Intro & Outro music: Anna Quick- Palmer - VERVE Founder & Chief Feminist Operative

    Please reach out if we've missed something, or anything you’re excited about or angry over - you matter!
    contact@verveup.com

    • 25 min
    Melanin Takeover with Chanju Mwanza

    Melanin Takeover with Chanju Mwanza

    Episode 30: Melanin Takeover with Chanju Mwanza

    Welcome to the VERVE She Said Melanin Take Over with VERVE Operative and Blogger, Chanju Mwanza. Once a month-ish Chanju will be bringing you all things melanin and shining a light on global issues from a non-eurocentric perspective.

    Chanju Mwanza has just come back from spending 7 weeks in Zambia to launch her Zambian Narratives Project.
    In this episode Chanju chats about her new project and reads three of her most recent blogs.
    She writes about the issues that Black people around the world are facing, from the use of their dead bodies as entertainment for white audiences to celebrating African successes such as Ethiopia’s steps to reaching gender equality.


    Chanju’s blogs in this Episode:
    Why are Dead Black Bodies still Being Used for Western Consumption?
    https://www.verveup.com/shesaid/why-are-dead-black-bodies-still-being-used-for-western-consumption


    “Transracial” is not the new “Transgender”: Why Race and Gender Are Not Synonymous.
    https://www.verveup.com/shesaid/transracial-is-not-the-new-transgender-why-race-and-gender-are-not-synonymous


    Ethiopia is Setting New Standards for Gender Equality
    https://www.verveup.com/shesaid/ethiopia-is-setting-new-standards-for-gender-equality


    Read more of Chanju’s blogs for VERVE here:
    https://www.verveup.com/shesaid/?author=5a82eb02db7926cb172dbe43

    Chanju’s Website:
    https://www.chanjumwanza.com


    VERVE links:
    Website: www.verveup.com
    IG: www.instagram.com/verve_up/
    Twitter: twitter.com/verve_up
    FB: www.facebook.com/verveup/

    Host: Chanju Mwanza - VERVE Operative, Melanin Takeover Host & Blogger

    Podcast Editor: Helena Burton Jones & Yaz Omran

    Music Intro & Outro: Jamie Masterson - Freelance Music Producer (insta: jaytmasterson)

    Speaking over Intro & Outro music: Anna Quick- Palmer - VERVE Founder & Chief Feminist Operative

    Please reach out if we've missed something in our episode notes.
    contact@verveup.com

    • 22 min
    Body Dysmorphia And Me with Sarah Bradnum

    Body Dysmorphia And Me with Sarah Bradnum

    Episode 29: Body Dysmorphia and Me with Sarah Bradnum

    Trigger Warning: Eating Disorders & Violent Thoughts

    Happy New Year! We are starting off 2019 with one of our most successful bloggers, Sarah Bradnum, reading and talking about her blog ‘Body Dysmorphia and Me’. Anna Quick Palmer (Founder & ‘Mother’ of VERVE) and Erin Whiteley (Managing Director at VERVE) sit down and talk with Sarah about their own journeys with their bodies; body positivity, body dysmorphia and eating disorders. Learn about what ‘Con-cern-trol’ is, why you should love your body, and realise that you are no alone.


    P.S: Erin knows it was Ireland and not Northern Ireland who repealed the 8th! We’re just excited to get Northern Ireland to follow suit!

    Read Sarah’s blog here: https://www.verveup.com/shesaid/body-dysmorphia-and-me?rq=sarah%20bradnum

    Read more of Sarah’s blogs for VERVE here: https://www.verveup.com/shesaid/?author=5b61bb54758d46a8a2199938

    Sarah’s social media platforms:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/braddersinwonderland/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SarahBradnum


    VERVE links:
    Website: https://www.verveup.com
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/verve_up/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/verve_up
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/verveup/

    Host: Anna Quick- Palmer - Mother of VERVE (Founder & Chief Feminist Operative)

    Co- Host: Erin Whiteley - Chief Managing Feminist at VERVE

    Guest: Sarah Bradnum - VERVE Blogger

    Podcast Editor: Helena Burton Jones - VERVE Operative

    Music Intro & Outro: Jamie Masterson - Freelance Music Producer (insta: jaytmasterson)


    Speaking over Intro & Outro music: Anna Quick- Palmer - VERVE Founder & Chief Feminist Operative

    Please reach out if we've missed something in our episode notes.
    contact@verveup.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    VERVE 2018 End of Year Wrap Up!

    VERVE 2018 End of Year Wrap Up!

    EPISODE 28: VERVE 2018 End of Year Wrap Up!

    This episode Anna Quick- Palmer (Founder & ‘Mother’ of VERVE) talks with Erin Whiteley (Chief Managing Feminist at VERVE) about everything VERVE have done this year in the name of Feminism! Take a listen to hear about all the events, fundraising, protests & vulva cupcakes we’ve had in 2018… We’d like to thank all followers, old & new, for making our year as Femi-tastic as possible! And thank you to all of you who are causing ripples in the world. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!


    If you want to know a bit more about our evening in support of the documentary ‘We Still Rise’, head over here: https://www.verveup.com/shesaid/karma-footprint-verve-ptt-for-we-still-rise-documentary-jan-2018?rq=we%20still%20rise%20

    If you want to know more about the ‘We Still Rise’ Documentary, go to this link: https://www.westillrisemovie.com

    More information on the Time’s Up Rally 2018 here: https://www.womensmarchlondon.com/times-up-rally/2018/1/21/times-up-rally

    Read our blog on our 2nd Annual My Bloody Galentine 2018 here: https://www.verveup.com/shesaid/karma-footprint-my-bloody-galentine-2018-rocked-our-feminist-world?rq=my%20bloody%20galentine%20

    Read about our International Women’s Day event here: https://www.verveup.com/shesaid/karma-footprint-verve-ptt-x-iwd-2018?rq=IWD%202018

    The pub we went to on IWD was called The Lexington - a WOMAN owned bar! Take a look here: http://thelexington.co.uk

    Read Anna’s blog on VERVE’s time at WITW conference in NYC here: https://www.verveup.com/shesaid/wow?rq=WOW%20

    Look up the AMAZING work that luminary bakery do: http://www.luminarybakery.com

    Take a look at Chanju Mwanza’s Karma Footprint blog on our Think Tank with Molly Melching, founder of Tostan: https://www.verveup.com/shesaid/prosecco-think-tank-molly-melching-tostan?rq=tostan

    Learn more about our Partnership event with Welcome Sessions here: https://www.verveup.com/shesaid/verve-partnership-event-welcome-sessions-1-may-2018?rq=rich%20mix

    Read our Karma Footprint blog on our volunteer trip to Calais with Refugee Community Kitchen here: https://www.verveup.com/shesaid/karma-footprint-verve-calais-volunteer-trip-with-refugee-community-kitchen-august-2018?rq=calais

    Read our interview with Erin Whiteley on her time volunteering in Calais here: https://www.verveup.com/shesaid/a-volunteer-trip-with-help-refugees-an-interview-with-team-verve-member-erin?rq=calais

    More on our event with Buy From A Black Woman here: https://www.verveup.com/shesaid/2018/9/11/buy-from-a-black-woman-verve-think-tank-september-2018-philladelphia-usa?rq=buy%20from%20a%20black%20woman
    And here: https://www.verveup.com/shesaid/buy-from-a-black-woman-a-verve-think-tank-event?rq=buy%20from%20a%20black%20woman
    And here!: https://www.verveup.com/shesaid/karma-footprint-verve-hq-prosecco-think-tank-london-aug-2018-buy-from-a-black-woman?rq=buy%20from%20a%20black%20woman

    Here’s a little bit more on our decision to take the ‘prosecco’ out of the Think Tank…: https://www.verveup.com/shesaid/verve-think-tank-taking-the-prosecco-out-of-the-think-tank?rq=VTT
    (If you want to know more, come to our next event and ask…)

    Take a look at our wrap up blog from our event with Partners in Health here: https://www.verveup.com/shesaid/wrapup-verve-think-tank-with-partners-in-health?rq=PIH


    VERVE links:
    Website: https://www.verveup.com
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/verve_up/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/verve_up
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/verveup/

    Host: Anna Quick- Palmer - Founder & Mother of VERVE

    Co-host: Erin Whiteley - Chief Managing Feminist at VERVE


    Music Intro & Outro: Jamie Masterson - Freelance Music Producer (insta: jaytmasterson)

    Podcast Editor: Helena Burton- Jones

    Speaking over Intro & Outro music: Anna Quick- Palmer - VERVE Founder &

    • 42 min

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