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The podcast that takes you from where you are to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less. Every week Imrie is joined by a groundbreaking guest to discover the tools and techniques that have set them up for success in their personal or professional lives.

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The podcast that takes you from where you are to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less. Every week Imrie is joined by a groundbreaking guest to discover the tools and techniques that have set them up for success in their personal or professional lives.

    #18 Leslie Hung: Finding and Keeping Your Passion (recovered)

    #18 Leslie Hung: Finding and Keeping Your Passion (recovered)

    I have to apologise for this episode in advance. The audio file with my voice got corrupted, and we lost all of my audio so unfortunately, this episode doesn’t have the same conversational feel as the rest. The show must go on, and I genuinely believe it’s better to be consistent so I’ve made it work.

    Leslie had so much great advice and wisdom to share with budding cartoonists. I’ve narrated all of the best. The episode is broken down into ten parts, and you’ll learn how you can make money from your drawings, how to resolve conflicts when you’re collaborating, how to get your comics and illustrations published and much more.

    To find out more about Leslie visit milkmanner.tumblr.com or follow her on Instagram @dairyfree. You can purchase Snotgirl on Amazon; I recommend the collection. Make sure you’re subscribed to Wanna Be on iTunes, Spotify, google play, acast or your favourite podcast app to catch the next episode featuring NYT Bestselling Graphic novelist and illustrator Eleanor Davis.

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    #52 Natalie Kane: How To Think Like A Futurist

    #52 Natalie Kane: How To Think Like A Futurist

    This week I’m excited to share that I’m joined by the futurist Natalie Kane! Natalie is the curator of Digital Design at the V&A and one-half of Haunted Machines a festival that explores the unexplained mysteries of technology. In today’s episode, we talk about the questions you should ask yourself if you’re building technology or a future-proof brand. You’ll find out what it’s like to enter university when you’re the first one in the family. And finally, we talk about public speaking and the discrimination against women.

    Natalie is phenomenal if you’re interested in becoming a futurist yourself the make sure you are following her on Twitter @Nd_Kane. You can find out more about Haunted Machines at hauntedmachines.com

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    Thank you for listening!

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    #36 Ijeoma Oluo: Starting A New Career (recovered)

    #36 Ijeoma Oluo: Starting A New Career (recovered)

    This week I’m super pumped to bring you this episode with Ijeoma Oluo she is an incredible writer and someone I admire. Ijeoma is based in Seattle, and she is the author of the New York Times Best-Seller, So You Want to Talk about Race, published by Seal Press. She was named one of The Root’s 100 Most Influential African Americans in 2017. Ijeoma is the winner of the of the 2018 Feminist Humanist Award by the American Humanist Society.

    If you’re not familiar with her works, she focuses on issues of race and identity, feminism, social and mental health, social justice, and the arts. Her writing has been featured in The Washington Post, NBC News, Elle Magazine, TIME, The Stranger, and The Guardian, among other outlets. In today’s episode, we cover Ijeoma’s love of politics, how her career plans changed and why she landed in Tech. She talks about leaving her career behind to pursue writing and some of the instability she faced when she did it. Also, stick around to hear her worst advice.

    Please do check out Ijeoma's work my favourite article is ‘The Heart of Whiteness: Ijeoma Oluo Interviews Rachel Dolezal, the White Woman Who Identifies as Black’.

    You can get a copy of So You Want To Talk About Race on Amazon. I highly recommend it. To find out more about Ijeoma, you can follow her on Twitter @IjeomaOluo, and you can also visit her website ijeomaoluo.com.

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    To get extended show notes listing the tools and resources we’ve talked about on this episode visit wannabepodcast.com. Show notes update on Wednesday.

    Thank you for listening!

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    #56 Dr Victoria Showunmi: Stop Working Harder (recovered)

    #56 Dr Victoria Showunmi: Stop Working Harder (recovered)

    This week I’m joined by my mentor Dr Victoria Showunmi. Dr Victoria is a lecturer in Education at UCL’s Institute of Education and Maynooth University. Dr Victoria’s research interest include women, women’s development, race and identity. She has contributed to a number of books in 2017 including a chapter Feminist Pedagogy, Practice, and Activism: Improving Lives for Girls and Women. Her research has appeared in several peer-reviewed journals I recommend reading ‘Ethnic, gender and class intersections in British women’s leadership experiences’.

    In today’s episode, we talk about the impact transracial adoption has had on Dr Victoria’s life. We explore why we believe meritocracy doesn’t exist in the UK. You’ll learn why it’s important you don’t try to work harder but work smarter and build relationships. We touch on the very popular topic of white women weaponising their tears and the ‘angry black woman trope’ to silence black women. Dr Victoria has some very direct advice for those you are looking to enter a relationship. Again, if you’re the kind of person that gets uncomfortable in discussions about race feel free to skip this episode.

    If you nodded your head at any of the discussion points in today’s episode and you need someone to talk to feel free to email Dr Victoria, she is incredibly supportive of high-achieving black women and the unique pressures and challenges we face.

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    #55 Dr Victoria Showunmi: Black Women In All White Spaces (Recovered)

    #55 Dr Victoria Showunmi: Black Women In All White Spaces (Recovered)

    This week I’m joined by my mentor Dr Victoria Showunmi. Dr Victoria is a lecturer in Education at UCL’s Institute of Education and Maynooth University. Dr Victoria’s research interest include women, women’s development, race and identity. She has contributed to a number of books in 2017 including a chapter Feminist Pedagogy, Practice, and Activism: Improving Lives for Girls and Women. Her research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals which include 'The colour of class: the educational strategies of the Black middle classes; Multiculturalism and education; Rac(e)ing to class: confronting poverty and race in schools and classroom' and ‘Ethnic, gender and class intersections in British women’s leadership experiences’.

    In today’s episode, we talk about the reality of being the only professional black woman and the rejection that comes with it. We talk very openly about our experiences of trauma, white feminism and the damage of well-meaning liberals in the workplace. Dr Victoria shares her solution for how young black women can navigate professional spaces as the only one. I’ll say this now if you’re the kind of person that winces or gets uncomfortable in discussions about race- you might as well just leave this episode alone. It serves a particular need, and if you’ll have difficulty understanding or accepting, then I’d prefer you just hit stop now. I don’t have not one second for you following this outpouring of very real hurt and pain.

    If you’re struggling with any of what was discussed feel free to email Dr Victoria, she is incredible supporter and champion of women and swooped in and saved me when I had a very public burn out.

    Email: v.showunmi@ucl.ac.uk

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    #110 Jameela Jamil: Being an Ally

    #110 Jameela Jamil: Being an Ally

    Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast! A behind the scenes look at the opportunities available in the creative and entertainment industries so you can get to
    where you wanna be 30 minutes or less. I am of course your host, Imriel Morgan

    There are very few episodes that I record that just shake me up inside and fill me with joy but the two this season were Elaine Welteroth and last week’s episode with Tasha Reiko Brown who’s hands are truly blessed! If you’re trying to get in celebrity makeup then hit her up!

    For the season finale, I’m very excited to bring you this week’s guest! Jameela Jamil is an actress, model, activist and former BBC Radio 1 radio presenter! You might know her from T4 or as Tahani from The Good Place. Jameela is the founder of iWeigh the platform and podcast that challenges society's definition of worth through weight by asking different thought-leaders, performers, activists, influencers, and friends about how they are working through their past shame to find where their value truly lies.

    In today’s episode, I wanted to learn about Jameela’s resilience and she holds nothing back. Jameela is candid about her past experiences with family trauma, being a carer, overcoming her mental health. She shares how and why she’s able to be fearless and push past the constant online criticism. We uncover what it takes for her to come back after she gets it wrong online. She also shares what it means to be a good ally in the height of Black Lives Matter and beyond!

    So I’ll be perfectly honest, I’ve always had a tremendous amount of respect for Jameela! She gets a lot of backlash online and I cannot even begin to imagine it but she keeps fighting, apologising and trying and I can’t help but respect it. Be sure to listen to her podcast I Weigh and follow her on Instagram @JameelaJamil

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    This podcast is proudly a Content Is Queen Production. As always huge love and hugs to Ellie Clifford for pulling this episode out of the bag this week!

    AND thank you for listening!

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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
176 Ratings

176 Ratings

vicade2019 ,

Excellent podcast with actual practical and actionable advice

Such an excellent podcast, providing listeners with small nuggets of valuable information that can help you navigate your way to success.

My only critic would be on the adverts, as most times does not seem well timed and often interrupts guest speakers mid-flow, which unfortunately comes across as slightly more amateur. I also think having adverts right at the beginning can throw first time listeners off.

Nevertheless, please keep it up. It is definitely needed particularly within minority communities.

didilockso ,

Great speaker

I love this girl so much. she always asks the question i want to ask

Miss Flo 80 ,

Real and Relevant!

I’ve been truly inspired and lifted by each of the episodes I’ve listened to so far, as the topics are key and very timely - keep up the amazing work.

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