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Melanin and Me explores all things health, wellness and lifestyle. Covering topics such as mental health and career progression through the lens of two womxn navigating the complexities of womxnhood and the Black British experience. Rae is an educator and sports enthusiast of African descent, born in Zanzibar and raised in the UK. Ash is a sport development professional and fitness expert of mixed Caribbean and British heritage, born in the Cayman Islands and raised in the UK. Ash & Rae met whilst studying at Loughborough.

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Melanin and Me explores all things health, wellness and lifestyle. Covering topics such as mental health and career progression through the lens of two womxn navigating the complexities of womxnhood and the Black British experience. Rae is an educator and sports enthusiast of African descent, born in Zanzibar and raised in the UK. Ash is a sport development professional and fitness expert of mixed Caribbean and British heritage, born in the Cayman Islands and raised in the UK. Ash & Rae met whilst studying at Loughborough.

Follow us on Instagram: Melanin_and_me

    Queens corner with Ash: Bullying & Building Confidence with Tia Antonia

    Queens corner with Ash: Bullying & Building Confidence with Tia Antonia

    In this episode Ash talks with Miss Leicestershire 2020-21, Tia Antonia, about her experiences being bullied at school. Tia shares how she bounced back after facing adversity to develop into the woman she is today. The pair discuss the impact of social media, and the importance of practising self love and meditation to build your inner confidence.

    To find out more about Tia Carter, visit her Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/tiacarter_/

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    Check out our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/melanin_and_me/ 

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    More about Ash

    https://www.instagram.com/ashlea.jade_/

    https://twitter.com/ashleajsmith?lang=en

    • 43 min
    Safe Spaces for Black Women with Dr Leyla and Fatima: Group Therapy for Black Women, Mental Health & Wellbeing & discussing FGM.

    Safe Spaces for Black Women with Dr Leyla and Fatima: Group Therapy for Black Women, Mental Health & Wellbeing & discussing FGM.

    In this episode, Ash and Rae talk to the Co-Founders of 'Safe Spaces for Black Women', Dr Leyla Hussein OBE and Fatima Hajji. We chat about what inspired the pair to initiate the therapeutic platform, dive into their own personal experiences, discussing the importance of Mental Health & wellbeing. In this episode we open up a conversation raising awareness of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM); discussing the facts & sharing information on how to support our fellow Queens.

    To find our more about Safe Space for Black Women: https://www.instagram.com/safespaces4blackwomen/

    https://www.safespacesforblackwomen.com/

    To find out more about Dr. Leyla Hussein: https://www.instagram.com/leylahusseinuk/

    To find out more about Fatima: https://www.instagram.com/miss.hajji/

    For more information about this and other episodes...

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    Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@melaninandme?

    More about Ash

    https://www.instagram.com/ashlea.jade_/

    https://twitter.com/ashleajsmith?lang=en

    More about Rae

    https://www.instagram.com/raisha123/

    https://twitter.com/missomarpe 

    • 51 min
    Queens corner with Rae: Life as a Black Student Athlete featuring Mariam Olawoyin

    Queens corner with Rae: Life as a Black Student Athlete featuring Mariam Olawoyin

    In this episode Rae speaks with Mariam about life as a Black Student Athlete. Mariam tells us how she entered the Basketball world, what inspires her to work hard both on and off the court, and offers tips for aspiring athletes. 

    To find out more about Mariam, find her on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mariamolawoyin._/ or check out her Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sutydCwNguE

    To find out more about Nottingham Wildcats: https://www.instagram.com/nottmwildcats/

    Check out our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/melanin_and_me/

    Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MelaninAndMeUK/

    Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@melaninandme?

    More about Rae

    https://www.instagram.com/raisha123/

    https://twitter.com/missomarpe 

    • 22 min
    Nutrition with Claudine Thornhill: Plant based diets, cultural carbs & Snoop Dogg adverts.

    Nutrition with Claudine Thornhill: Plant based diets, cultural carbs & Snoop Dogg adverts.

    In this episode, Ash and Rae talk to Claudine about her journey as a nutritional therapist, discussing common nutritional issues that women face and share tips on how to improve your diet and live a healthy lifestyle.

    To find out more about Claudine visit her website: https://www.claudinethornhill.com/  or find her on instagram: @claudinejthornhill

    For more information about this and other episodes...

    Check out our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/melanin_and_me/

    Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MelaninAndMeUK/

    More about Ash

    https://www.instagram.com/ashlea.jade_/

    https://twitter.com/ashleajsmith?lang=en

    More about Rae

    https://www.instagram.com/raisha123/

    https://twitter.com/missomarpe 

    • 47 min
    Queens corner with Ash: Living Mixed Raced featuring Grace

    Queens corner with Ash: Living Mixed Raced featuring Grace

    In this episode Ash speaks with Grace about life as a biracial women. Grace tells us what inspired her to set up her social media platform supporting people from a mixed heritage background, and the two share their challenges and experiences growing up and living mixed race.  

    To find out more about Living Mixed Race visit their Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/livingmixedrace/  

    For more information about this and other episodes... 

    Check out our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/melanin_and_me/ 

    Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MelaninAndMeUK/ 

    More about Ash

    https://www.instagram.com/ashlea.jade_/

    https://twitter.com/ashleajsmith?lang=en

    • 39 min
    Travelling with Sherilyn: Life as a Disney princess, travel memes & tips for your post lockdown adventures.

    Travelling with Sherilyn: Life as a Disney princess, travel memes & tips for your post lockdown adventures.

    In this episode, Ash and Rae talk to Founder of Travel Addicts, Sherilyn Carter, about all things travel. If you are an adventurer who loves to visit new places, or if you are keen to start planning your post lockdown trips, you will enjoy this fun and informative episode!   

    To find out more about Travel Addicts visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wearethetraveladdicts/ or find them on instagram: @traveladdictsuk

    For more information about this and other episodes...

    Check out our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/melanin_and_me/

    Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MelaninAndMeUK/

    More about Ash

    https://www.instagram.com/ashlea.jade_/

    https://twitter.com/ashleajsmith?lang=en

    More about Rae

    https://www.instagram.com/raisha123/

    https://twitter.com/missomarpe 

    • 59 min

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