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Welcome to In The Changing Room, a Podcast all about Women in Sport! Join me, Cissy Radford, as I interview some amazing women about how sport, in whatever form it takes, has changed them.

In The Changing Room Cissy Radford

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Welcome to In The Changing Room, a Podcast all about Women in Sport! Join me, Cissy Radford, as I interview some amazing women about how sport, in whatever form it takes, has changed them.

    Love 21 - Empowering the Down Syndrome, Autistic and Neurodiverse Community in Hong Kong

    Love 21 - Empowering the Down Syndrome, Autistic and Neurodiverse Community in Hong Kong

    Welcome to In The Changing Room Love 21!

    Love 21 is a charity that empowers the down syndrome, autistic and neurodiverse community in Hong Kong through sport, nutrition, and holistic support programmes. They aim to give their participants the greatest opportunity to reach their full potential by offering a comprehensive range of activities while also striving for excellence in each one. Love 21 prove that this community have so much to offer Hong Kong. 
    For this interview, I was joined by Carmel Armstrong, Chief Operating Officer, and Jeff Rotmeyer, Chief Executive Officer. They share with me the current landscape for those with down syndrome and autism in HK, the launch of their comprehensive nutrition programme, in which they provide one-on-one nutritional support on top of the sports classes that they already offered, and we also talk about how they have recently expanded into providing counselling support for the parents of our community - an area so important and often overlooked. 

    Have a look at the work they do and see how you can get involved!
    Thank you so much to Carmel and Jeff for their time!

    Love 21 -
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/love21foundation/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Love21foundation/
    Website: https://love21foundation.com/

    My Social Media -
    Cissy:  https://www.instagram.com/cissrad/
    In The Changing Room: https://www.instagram.com/inthechangingroompod

    • 34 min
    Danielle Evans - Breaking Stereotypes in Pageants and Rugby

    Danielle Evans - Breaking Stereotypes in Pageants and Rugby

    This week's guest isn't afraid to do things a little differently! 

    Meet Danielle Evans. Danielle is smashing stereotypes in the world of both pageantry and rugby. She was crowned Miss Brighton 2021 earlier this year, and NEXT WEEK she will compete for the title of Miss Great Britain! 👑🇬🇧👑🇬🇧👑🇬🇧👑 

    All of this while maintaining her love for playing rugby. 
    Being a beauty pageant contestant and rugby player, Danielle found that nobody put the two hobbies together. It was quickly discovered that there was a huge stereotype surrounding the female rugby community and that needed to be broken. Combining her two wildly differing passions has meant that she has discovered a passion for promoting inclusivity in sport –  especially rugby. 
    One thing I didn't mention in the introduction is that Danielle was born 14 weeks prematurely, and she was given just a 5% chance of survival by doctors. The three months she spent in an incubator as a newborn left her with a few long-term lung conditions that have persisted into her adulthood. Danielle references these occasionally throughout the interview. 
    I am cheering Danielle on in her bid to become Miss GB!!! 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧
    How amazing would it be to have a rugby-playing Miss GB?!


    Danielle -
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/danielle3vans/
    #TryMe: https://www.facebook.com/TryMeCampaign


    My Social Media -
    Cissy:  https://www.instagram.com/cissrad/
    In The Changing Room: https://www.instagram.com/inthechangingroompod

    • 33 min
    Emery Fung - Masculinity and Sport

    Emery Fung - Masculinity and Sport

    Episode 9 of Season 3 is Emery Fung!

    Emery has a strong passion for sport. From a young age, he developed a strong sense of community and belonging through sport, and saw the power of teamwork from day one. Being a transgender man, sport was and is a safe space for Emery. It allows him to be in touch with his masculine side and fully express himself. In this episode, we talk all about the role of gender in sport, masculinity, binaries, and more.

    Emery also has his podcast ‘Awkward Turtle’. A comedy standup-like podcast that tackles the difficult conversation with a lighter spin. He also talked a lot about his transition process on this show. Now, for Season 2 . he has created ‘Awkward Turtle At Work’ - an interview-style podcast that talks to people who choose to pursue a passion career rather than a ‘conventional job’. The aim is to use these stories to celebrate differences and diversity in the workplace.

    I have SO much time for Emery, and am so grateful that he came on the podcast to talk all things gender.


    Emery -
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/efung94/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/emeryfung
    Website: https://www.awkwardturtlepod.page
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10gEJ3BvFLx9cVcETmMjcN?si=U_xCLJdaTlGkoInfMGWXUg&dl_branch=1


    My Social Media -
    Cissy:  https://www.instagram.com/cissrad/
    In The Changing Room: https://www.instagram.com/inthechangingroompod

    • 43 min
    Jill Marshall - We need to talk about the menopause

    Jill Marshall - We need to talk about the menopause

    Meet Jill! Jill is a  dynamic movement specialist with over 16 years experience as a Pilates, Yoga, and Nia instructor. She has built a reputation for being one of the most effective, life-changing, holistic fitness trainers in Hong Kong. Her expertise in one-on-one sessions and group classes has attracted clients from around the world with Jill teaching private and customised classes across Asia as well as leading hundreds of students at Iris, Hong Kong’s premium Yoga Festival. 


    Jill is passionate about supporting her clients through ‘life’s moments’ in pregnancy, menopause, and most importantly, through grief and crisis.  In this episode, we talk all about the MENOPAUSE!

    I've been wanting to talk about menopause on the podcast for ages because I don't feel like it gets enough attention to be honest! I think we are encouraged to dread it and fear it, and I really want this episode to just be a chance to hear someone talking openly about it. The more we talk about things, the more we reduce the stigma!

    Thanks a lot Jill for your openness and your honesty.


    Jill -
    Website: https://www.pause.hk/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pause.hk/
    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pausehk/

    How menopause affects the brain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=JJZ8z_nTCZQ

    Talking menopause with Davina McCall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=lYJrD3dKcEc

    Book: Dr. Christiana Northrup - The Wisdom of Menopause

    My Social Media -
    Cissy:  https://www.instagram.com/cissrad/
    In The Changing Room: https://www.instagram.com/inthechangingroompod

    • 41 min
    Ramona Pascual - Our relationship with fear

    Ramona Pascual - Our relationship with fear

    Welcome to In The Changing Room Ramona Pascual! This episode is up there with one of my favs, and I'm sure you'll hear why! Ramona is so inspiring and full of wisdom. There were so many takeaways from this episode for me and so many things that I needed to hear. I really hope the episode has a similar impact on you! 

    Ramona is a professional MMA fighter! Earlier this year, in order to progress in the MMA world and push herself to be the best she can be, Ramona moved to Las Vegas to train with Syndicate MMA - a decision she says she made in just 3 days.  As a female athlete in a traditionally male-dominated industry, she was and continues to set precedents for other Asian women venturing into MMA, opening up the sport to a wider demographic. Ramona’s since proven that success comes in more forms than one!
    In this episode, we discuss fear, pressure, adversity, and chasing your goals. As someone who lacked confidence growing up, Ramona believes fear dictates every decision we make, no matter how big or small, and in this episode she tells us that managing fear can help us overcome adversity and lead us to our goals. 

    Thank you Ramona for such a wonderful interview, and for sharing your wisdom and experience with us. 
    Ramona -
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ramonacarla/
    TEDx Talk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b60uyCBm7eY

    My Social Media -
    Cissy:  https://www.instagram.com/cissrad/
    In The Changing Room: https://www.instagram.com/inthechangingroompod

    • 44 min
    Splash - Empowering women through swimming

    Splash - Empowering women through swimming

    For this week's episode, I sat down with Splash! Splash is an organisation that teaches people from under-resourced communities how to swim. By connecting those who can swim with those who want to learn, they offer an opportunity that empowers people and delivers results. Splash believes that everyone should have the chance to learn to swim. It's more than just a sport - it can save your life after all! With this in mind, they run free adult swimming programmes for migrant domestic workers and refugees and programmes for kids from low-income communities.
    I met Libby Alexander, CEO and co-founder of Splash, Mark Stamper, Board Director and Splash Senior Coach, and Daisy Luscaw - Splash graduate and now Splash Coach.  The four of us discussed Splash's vision and mission, programs, and impact. We talked about the community they're building and how Splash is about so much more than just swimming.  At their core, they believe there should be no economic or cultural barriers to learning this important life skill.
    Check out their links below for ways you can help them. Thanks a lot to Splash! 
    Splash -
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/splashfoundation
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/splashfoundationltd/
    Website: http://www.splashfoundation.org/en/
    Email: info@splashfoundation.org


    My Social Media -
    Cissy:  https://www.instagram.com/cissrad/
    In The Changing Room: https://www.instagram.com/inthechangingroompod

    • 42 min

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