13 episodes

Finding your voice in the creative world as a woman is pretty darn daunting. On this conversational-style podcast, Zoe will bring you closer to woman creatives. From florists to book publishers, writers, fashion designers and artists. Find out how they got into their industry, what inspires them, the secrets behind what it is really like, and most importantly - how they use their voice. Join us for a deep dive into the creative industry as a woman.

The Spoken Woman Zoe Emily Forbes

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Finding your voice in the creative world as a woman is pretty darn daunting. On this conversational-style podcast, Zoe will bring you closer to woman creatives. From florists to book publishers, writers, fashion designers and artists. Find out how they got into their industry, what inspires them, the secrets behind what it is really like, and most importantly - how they use their voice. Join us for a deep dive into the creative industry as a woman.

    Alexandra Lunn | The Founder of a Branding and Design Agency

    Alexandra Lunn | The Founder of a Branding and Design Agency

    I am honoured to welcome Alexandra Lunn, Founder of Alexandra Lunn Studios to The Spoken Woman Podcast. We discuss everything from her love of "building something out of nothing", finding a love of creative design, her mission with the agency, how social media can both inspire or destroy your voice, and so much more. Alexandra runs workshops for Soho House, has been funded by The Arts Council. 
    Her Agency has helped bring out the voices behind so many companies through their branding services. Go and check out their work for the female led venture fund Pink Salt Ventures.  Alexandra's love of community really shines through her, including how she manages and inspires her team. I felt so privileged to have this conversation with Alexandra, and I am certain she will inspire you to take a leap and find your voice.

    Go and follow her on @alexandralunnstudios on Instagram and check out her website for all their Design and Branding Services www.alexandralunnstudios.com. 

    • 26 min
    Ebony Gilbert | The Poet Behind This Skin I'm In

    Ebony Gilbert | The Poet Behind This Skin I'm In

    In this weeks episode I get to speak to Ebony Gilbert, the poet behind the recently released collection 'This Skin I'm In'. She talks about finding your voice amidst trauma, addiction, motherhood, and so much more. Ebony Gilbert is a poet and Doula, former model and actress. Ebony has recently released her first poetry collection called 'This Skin I'm in' where she picks up the pieces or selves of who she once was and gives them all a voice rather than hiding them away. Ebony has opened up about trauma in the past year whereas previously she stayed silent. This episode we get to look at Ebony's life through the perspective of her poetry and reflections. It was an honour to interview Ebony at such an early stage of what I know is going to be a successful career in poetry.

    • 50 min
    Harlie Briggs | The Vogue Featured Abstract Artist and Designer

    Harlie Briggs | The Vogue Featured Abstract Artist and Designer

    Todays guest is Harlie Briggs (@harliebriggsart). A Vogue featured artist born out of Lockdown with over 25k+ Instagram followers and artwork featuring in celebrities houses like Chelsea’s very own Millie Mackintosh. Collaborating with fashion brands like Anthropologie and Pandora, up-cycling vintage vases with the beauty of the female form, and most recently launching her latest sustainable fashion collection. She has been featured in Vogue, Stylist, Hello, Glamour and House and Garden Magazine. And she has even held a pop-up with Selfridges UK. In this episode we really get to know Harlie, we talk about her life, break ups, loss of identity, finding self-love, lockdown providing opportunities for focus, trusting yourself, and what's to come! 

    • 54 min
    Bre Graham | The Founder of Dishes to Delight

    Bre Graham | The Founder of Dishes to Delight

    Today’s guest is Bre Graham. A writer, editor and creative strategist - oh and also, the ultimate foodie traveller. Bre was recently shortlisted for AITO Young Travel Writer of the Year. She has been published in an insane amount of well-known and independent magazines from Dazed, Harper’s Bazaar (cover feature with Karen Elson), Timeout, The Guardian, Stylist to AnOther, and VICE. She was commissioning editor for two years at what was the UK’s biggest independent women’s print magazine Oh Comely, has created content for brands like Nanushka and Papier and worked on editorial strategy for Agent Provocateur. Bre is originally from Sydney, grew up in Singapore and now resides in London where she produces sell-out supper clubs, works for food brands like Natoora, Farmdrop and Wholegood and is writing her first non-fiction book. Next month, she starts a new role as Lifestyle Editor of Courier Magazine. In January 2020 she launched the platform Dishes To Delight and a year later the weekly newsletter of the same name which combines food writing, photography and original recipes every Sunday night. 

    • 46 min
    Rebecca Donovan | The Creative Women's Cheerleader

    Rebecca Donovan | The Creative Women's Cheerleader

    Todays podcast guest is Rebecca Donovan, a self proclaimed friendly feminist cheerleader and the founder of Women Will Create. From confidence coaching for women creatives, to helping you break into the creative community through networking events, and boosting the sales of your drool-worthy products through her hosted online and physical markets. You can find her @womenwillcreate on Instagram where you will get updates, and market announcements, a link to her website, and she also showcases some of the awesome women she works with. If you aren’t looking to set up a business yourself but you want to buy some *small women-owned buz* goodies - then this is a good place to start. Today is the day where you get to find out why Rebecca does what she does, who she does it for, her story and how she wants to help you mold your story. This is the podcast episode for you if you are a creative woman looking to start your own small business, promote it and actually get networking in this small but growing and much loved industry. 

    • 41 min
    Chloe Grace Laws | The Poet, Journalist and Political Writer.

    Chloe Grace Laws | The Poet, Journalist and Political Writer.

    Today we launch Season 2 with our esteemed guest, Chloe Grace Laws. Chloe is a viral Instagram poet, journalist and founder of feminist political Instagram community @fgrlsclub garnering nearly 100k followers. Chloe has written for Glamour, Vogue, fgrlsclub and many more on everything from relationships to period poverty, sex, fashion and politics. Our interview will cover her career, the idea of a "foreshortened future" and particularly vulnerability in poetry and creative writing. To read her poetry follow her on Instagram @chloegracelaws and her feminist instagram community @fgrlsclub.

    • 42 min