9 episodes

Hi, I'm Luisa Omielan. I am a stand up comic from the U.K.

I love doing one woman shows and for me, they are a party with jokes in, a rally, a call to arms and a demand for action!

I have toyed with the idea of doing a podcast based on some of the themes of my stand up shows for some time. As comedy loosens people up and allows us to talk freely about difficult topics. Be that mental health, body image, suicide, cancer, love, relationships, feeling lost and needy.

But these shows aint new, its not some bandwagon, they go back to 2012 but the topics are still just as relevant. So i thought it would be nice to try this medium.

Expect guests, tangents, content and laughter. Hopefully a few pauses for thoughts too.

Luisa Omielan - Indigo Child Luisa Omielan

    • Stand-Up Comedy
    • 5.0, 5 Ratings

Hi, I'm Luisa Omielan. I am a stand up comic from the U.K.

I love doing one woman shows and for me, they are a party with jokes in, a rally, a call to arms and a demand for action!

I have toyed with the idea of doing a podcast based on some of the themes of my stand up shows for some time. As comedy loosens people up and allows us to talk freely about difficult topics. Be that mental health, body image, suicide, cancer, love, relationships, feeling lost and needy.

But these shows aint new, its not some bandwagon, they go back to 2012 but the topics are still just as relevant. So i thought it would be nice to try this medium.

Expect guests, tangents, content and laughter. Hopefully a few pauses for thoughts too.

    I'm coming out!

    I'm coming out!

    This week I speak to my good friend Aaron Twitchen about Pride, coming out and Internalised homophobia.


    You can find out more about Aaron at www.iloveaaron.co.uk

    • 45 min
    Corona Economy with Bobby Seagull

    Corona Economy with Bobby Seagull

    Conversations with...Bobby Seagull! My wonderful friend, Mathematician, teacher, writer, accountant extraordinaire! Talks us through Corona Virus and what it means for the economy.


    What is the economy?


    How does the economy work?


    Why would the corona pandemic affect it?


    What can we expect to see in the future with regards to a recession?


    How can we prepare ourselves?


    Follow Bobby on Twitter @bobby_Seagull and on instagram.com/bobby_seagull

    • 50 min
    Foreign Mummies

    Foreign Mummies

    This week I speak with Karolina Medwecka-Piasecka, a European Affairs Manager at Birmingham City Council. Karolina is Polish, she is my brilliant and hilarious neighbour and she is raising 2 kids with her husband here in Birmingham.


    Her children speak both English and Polish and I was keen to find out her perspective on raising them here.


    In Loving Memory of Helena Omielan. THE BEST POLISH MUMMY

    • 38 min
    Conversations... with Darshan Sanghrajka

    Conversations... with Darshan Sanghrajka

    My wonderful friend, entrepreneur and comic Darshan wrote a brilliant piece entitled


    Trump is inciting the far-right to fight a violent civil war.You can find the article here: https://medium.com/@darshansanghrajka/trump-is-inciting-the-far-right-to-fight-his-violent-civil-war-here-is-how-we-stop-it-a6ee091b419b (https://medium.com/@darshansanghrajka/trump-is-inciting-the-far-right-to-fight-his-violent-civil-war-here-is-how-we-stop-it-a6ee091b419b)


    References: Jean Rosenfeld - Fascism as action through time (or How it can happen here. )


    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/315954737_Fascism_as_Action_through_Time_Or_How_It_Can_Happen_Here (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/315954737_Fascism_as_Action_through_Time_Or_How_It_Can_Happen_Here)


    Find out more about Darsh's company Super Being Labs


    https://superbeinglabs.org/ (https://superbeinglabs.org/)


    And purchase the book BEING MANKIND


    https://beingmankind.org/ (https://beingmankind.org/)


    Follow Darshan on Twitter https://twitter.com/chiefchimpanzee (https://twitter.com/chiefchimpanzee)

    • 1 hr
    Male Suicide

    Male Suicide

    This week, as we are in the midst of incompetent leadership, protests and a pandemic, male suicide rates have increased.


    This was a topic that i explored in my stand up show. What Would Beyonce Do?!


    I speak to Omar Latif, a mental Health advocate creating a mental health app.


    Nicholas from Andy’s Man Club, a mental health club for men to join, based across the country, providing mental and emotional support.


    And Dr Christine Dunkley, a consultant trainer with over 20 years experience, a consultant in DBT training, a form of cognitive psychology treating suicidal behaviour.


    Please be aware this is an incredibly open and frank discussion, i don’t want you to check it out if its something that may be upsetting for you.


    There is a lot of help and support and available.


    Here are some websites and contacts to reach out. 


    ON twitter: @OmarZLatif


    Andys Man Club 


    http://andysmanclub.co.uk (http://andysmanclub.co.uk)


    CALM Charity : https://www.thecalmzone.net/ (https://www.thecalmzone.net/)


    Zero Suicide Alliance 


    https://www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/organisation/zero-suicide-alliance/ (https://www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/organisation/zero-suicide-alliance/)


    Mind Out


    LGBTQ Mental Health Service


    https://www.mindout.org.uk/ (https://www.mindout.org.uk/)

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Conversations - Black Lives Matter

    Conversations - Black Lives Matter

    I wanted to introduce a separate topical podcast more in line with my daily live streams. But it makes more sense to bring in the shows under the Indigo Child Umbrella.

    When it comes to stand up shows and my outlook on life, I have been blessed to be inspired, nurtured and encouraged by people from the black community. I stand in solidarity. I would not have had my Beyonce show if it wasn't for my Black and Asian audiences who came in their droves and helped me shape that show.

    It is important for me to talk about, to learn and to educate about things that hurt my audiences, friends, communities and hurt us all.

    This week, after the murder of George Floyd, a black unarmed man by a white American cop, my beautiful friend Mon Belle posted a video with her thoughts, you can watch it here. https://www.instagram.com/tv/CAxgSDwJNgV/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link


    Here is a conversation with Mon Belle. Mon is a Black British woman based in Dubai running an Events and Entertainment company including the successful clubbing brand Afrocentric and newest F&B venture, Oh Brgr, the first Caribbean inspired burger joint in Middle East.

    You can see more about Mons Events here:

    www.wearethoseguys.com

    For more information on Black Lives Matter and what you can do, visit BlackLivesMatter.com

    And if you are able to. please support the Minnesota Freedom fund which are supporting legal fees for participants in the protests.

    https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

emily_emstagram ,

Real Talk

From the girl we all wish was our wise best friend comes straight talk we can all relate to as women. Let Luisa’s content have you saying ‘yes girl’ and make you realise you’re not crazy, the world is!

LJB-Murphy ,

Indigo Child

Listened to all three podcast and they are brilliant. The vignettes of past shows interspersed within the discussion is great; it’s great to listen back and be reminded of ‘What would Beyoncé do’, ‘Am I Right Ladies’ and ‘God is a Woman’....if you haven’t seen these shows find them on YouTube, you won’t be disappointed. Luisa is truly an Indigo Child and these podcasts are well worth a listen....

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