We hope you've stretched this morning, because we're chatting to performer, producer and Solid Gold fittie, Lena Mae Lenman! Lena is an irrepressible creative force, whose outlets include the Hundred Watt Club, photography (@lena_lenman_photography on Instagram) and 80s fantasy aerobic program, Solid Gold Fitness. She brings her bubbly personality to the podcast, as well as her long history of neo-burlesque performance, to inform a chat that ranges from dressing up to stripping off, and why laughing is the best of all ab workouts!
CW: societal ideas of weight gain and how it can impact on our mental health briefly touched on throughout the discussion - no body shaming but if this may be triggering for you, please be kind to your mind and put yourself first.
Find Lena Mae Lenman online on Instagram & OF.
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Things mentioned in the podcast:
Hundred Watt Club
Cosplay & ‘crap cosplay’ in lockdown, e.g. Spice Girls
Solid Gold Fitness is on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube & Twitter
Some thoughts on ‘toxic femininity’: “The Cycle of Female Rivalry"; thinkpiece on women bullying at work; thinkpiece on media pitting Meghan vs. Kate
Imperius curse in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (please note we do not endorse JK's recent transphobic stances and are considering the magic of HP to be separate from the creator!)
Demi Noire: check out our episode with this diva!
Lena's Music Hall alter ego, Aunty Mae
Libby app by Overdrive
'How To Be Both' – Ali Smith
'Daytripper' – graphic novel by Gabriel Bá and Fabio Moon
Some useful links for the mental health issues mentioned can be found on our website.
Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk
Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
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