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Non/Native is the podcast that shares conversations between female immigrants, expats and interlopers.

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Non/Native is the podcast that shares conversations between female immigrants, expats and interlopers.

    S3, Ep 5: Alix | Seeking the good life in the South of France after Brexit

    S3, Ep 5: Alix | Seeking the good life in the South of France after Brexit

    Hello and welcome back to Non/Native, the podcast that shares conversations between female immigrants, expats and interlopers. For this episode – the final installment of this series – I was joined by Alix O'Neill, a journalist who moved to the South of France in 2019, in search of great food, country living, and a slice of the good life.

    Alix and her husband are both Irish but had been living in London prior to their move in early 2019. We chatted in June while she was staying with her family in Belfast and working on her memoir, 'The Troubles with Us' which will be published in 2021. We discussed what it's like to give birth in a different country, how Brexit played a part in Alix's decision to move abroad, and the importance of attempting – if not mastering – speaking French.

    Thanks to everyone who has listened to this season of Non/Native – keep your eyes peeled for season four, coming later this year.



    To learn more about 'The Troubles with Us' or her renovations, you can find Alix on Instagram or Twitter: @alixoneill



    Find me on Twitter or Instagram: @shipshapebf | #NonNativePod

    Website: shipshapeandbristolfashion.com/podcast



    Music: Interlaken Crossroad from The Sidecar Sessions

    Logo design background: Ydlabs / Freepik

    • 24 min
    S3, Ep 4: Maria | Mixed heritage parenting as a Trinidadian in the UK

    S3, Ep 4: Maria | Mixed heritage parenting as a Trinidadian in the UK

    Hello and welcome back to Non/Native, the podcast that shares conversations between female immigrants, expats and interlopers. For this episode, I was joined by Maria, a parenting blogger from Trinidad who now lives in Surry, England.

    It was during her first year in the UK that Maria met her now-husband, and what was a temporary stay has turned into almost two decades, and bringing up a mixed-heritage family. In this episode Maria and I chat about the transition of becoming a mother while living abroad, raising multicultural children, and how years of Skyping friends and family back home has helped prepare us, in one sense, for the pandemic. Maria also shares her advice for anyone thinking of taking the leap and moving abroad. This interview was recorded in May 2020.

    Say hello to Maria on Instagram or Twitter: @msxpat
    Learn more about Maria's life raising a mixed heritage family at: https://thetigertales.co.uk/

    Find me on Twitter or Instagram: @shipshapebf | #NonNativePod
    Website: shipshapeandbristolfashion.com/podcast

    Music: Interlaken Crossroad from The Sidecar Sessions
    Logo design background: Ydlabs / Freepik

    • 32 min
    S3, Ep 3: Diana | Living as an undocumented immigrant in the USA

    S3, Ep 3: Diana | Living as an undocumented immigrant in the USA

    Hello and welcome back to Non/Native, the podcast that shares conversations between female immigrants, expats and interlopers. This episode features an interview with Diana Gameros, a Mexican musician and activist living in the Bay Area.

    Diana came to the USA as an undocumented teenager, and her journey to establish permanent residency and the love for her homeland is infused into the music she creates. It was an honor to talk to her about her experience living "in the shadows" while studying, and the emotional moment she was able to go back to Mexico for the first time in 16 years.

    That particular trip was captured on film in the documentary 'Dear Homeland', produced by KQED, which has just been nominated for a Cine Las Americas award, and will be screened as part of their virtual showcase on July 18th. More details here: https://www.instagram.com/dearhomelandfilm/



    Find Diana on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook: @dianagameros

    Learn more about Diana's music and 'Dear Homeland' at: https://www.dianagameros.com/

    Listen to 'Our Children Are Sacred!' and learn more about the project at: https://linktr.ee/ourchildrenaresacred



    Find me on Twitter or Instagram: @shipshapebf | #NonNativePod

    Website: shipshapeandbristolfashion.com/podcast



    Music: Interlaken Crossroad from The Sidecar Sessions

    Logo design background: Ydlabs / Freepik

    • 52 min
    S3, Ep 2: Lily | Swapping practicing law for  teaching yoga in the Middle East

    S3, Ep 2: Lily | Swapping practicing law for  teaching yoga in the Middle East

    Welcome back to Non/Native, the podcast that shares conversations between female expats, immigrants and interlopers. Today's episode features a conversation with Lily, a corporate lawyer who swapped London for Dubai in 2017.

    One of Lily's key coping mechanisms after moving solo to the UAE was exercise, particularly yoga, and her passion soon became her vocation, leading her to leave her practice and retrain as a yoga teacher. In this episode we chat about that transition, common misconceptions about Dubai's flora and forna, and the empowering feeling of moving abroad and saying yes to new opportunities.



    Say hello to Lily on Instagram: @lillianzahra

    Learn more about Lily's life and yoga practice: https://lillianzahra.com/blog/



    Find me on Twitter or Instagram: @shipshapebf | #NonNativePod

    Website: shipshapeandbristolfashion.com/podcast



    Music: Interlaken Crossroad from The Sidecar Sessions

    Logo design background: Ydlabs / Freepik

    • 35 min
    S3, Ep 1: Hayley | British food, American healthcare, and life in Bellevue, Washington

    S3, Ep 1: Hayley | British food, American healthcare, and life in Bellevue, Washington

    Welcome back to Non/Native, the podcast that shares conversations between female immigrants, expats and interlopers. It's been just over a year since season two, a longer hiatus than I intended, and which feels like a lifetime ago given how much 2020 has thrown at us so far.

    I hope you're staying safe and sane, wherever you're listening from, and I'm so excited to share the stories of some fascinating women with you this season. For this episode I had the pleasure of interviewing Hayley, a British blogger and blog consultant now living in Bellevue, Washington.

    Hayley and I first met on Twitter years ago when we were both still living in Bristol, and I was delighted to chat to her about her new life in the States, some of her favourite British delicacies, and the nuances of the American healthcare system.



    Keep up with Hayley on Twitter or Instagram: @hayles / @hayleyghowells

    Learn more about The Glasshouse here: https://glassho.us/



    Find me on Twitter or Instagram: @shipshapebf | #NonNativePod

    Website: shipshapeandbristolfashion.com/podcast



    Music: Interlaken Crossroad from The Sidecar Sessions

    Logo design background: Ydlabs / Freepik

    • 27 min
    S2, Ep 6: Sarah | Stand-up comedy, Brexit, and the romance vs reality of living in London

    S2, Ep 6: Sarah | Stand-up comedy, Brexit, and the romance vs reality of living in London

    It’s the last episode of the season, and what a guest to end with! Sarah is an Australian comedian now living in London, which she’s called home since 2002. 

    Sarah and I met working at Glastonbury Festival’s radio station, Worthy FM, about eight years ago, when I was drawn to her cheerful nature and (obviously) cracking sense of humour. In this episode we discuss the realities of moving half way around the world without a secure job, the romance vs reality of moving abroad, and the mood in London around Brexit.  

    Thanks for listening to season two Non/Native, and a big thank you to all the incredible guests we've had so far. Don't forget to subscribe to be notified when season three begins in autumn!

    Keep up with Sarah on Twitter or Instagram: @sarahbennetto / @sarahbennetto 

    Learn more about End of the Road Festival, which Sarah curates the comedy for, here: https://endoftheroadfestival.com/ and on Twitter: @EOTR



    Find me on Twitter or Instagram: @shipshapebf | #NonNativePod 

    Website: shipshapeandbristolfashion.com/podcast 



    Music: Interlaken Crossroad from The Sidecar Sessions 

    Logo design background: Ydlabs / Freepik 

    • 38 min

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Realistic look at Expat experiences

So pleased to have found this podcast I hope there are more to come. I love that they talk about the details of everyday life and how different people build it in different ways in different places. As an expat I can relate to a lot of what’s said.

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