12 episodes

Welcome to 'On The Outskirts' - a podcast co hosted by Manchester bloggers Alice Catherine and Sophia Rosemary! We wanted to sit down and record our regular chats inspired by living and working on The Outskirts of the London blogging bubble. We don’t think we’re the only ones who can sometimes struggle with feeling 'out of the loop' and with that in mind, we really wanted to create a space where we can have an inclusive, honest, and open chat about a variety of subjects. This is a podcast where everyone can feel involved, so make yourself a cup of tea and pull up a seat...
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On The Outskirts Alice Catherine & Sophia Rosemary

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Welcome to 'On The Outskirts' - a podcast co hosted by Manchester bloggers Alice Catherine and Sophia Rosemary! We wanted to sit down and record our regular chats inspired by living and working on The Outskirts of the London blogging bubble. We don’t think we’re the only ones who can sometimes struggle with feeling 'out of the loop' and with that in mind, we really wanted to create a space where we can have an inclusive, honest, and open chat about a variety of subjects. This is a podcast where everyone can feel involved, so make yourself a cup of tea and pull up a seat...
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    The new political landscape, cancel culture vs criticism, and a positive new direction for women's health!

    The new political landscape, cancel culture vs criticism, and a positive new direction for women's health!

    This week we chat a bit about the current political landscape, cancel culture vs valid criticism, and champion the new BodyForm campaign as a progressive part of the female health journey...
    Womb stories campaign here: https://www.bodyform.co.uk/our-world/why-our-wombstories-need-to-be-heard/
    Flow & Fruit Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/flowandfruit/?hl=en
    Unsolved Mysteries documentary on Netflix
    Athlete A documentary on Netflix
    On The record on Amazon
    Miss America (BBC Iplayer series)
    My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
    Natives by Akala
    A list of female health charities to donate to (if you're able)
    Well Being of Women (they invest in pioneering research for women's health): https://www.wellbeingofwomen.org.uk/donate/
    Every Month Manchester (helping to end period poverty in Manchester): https://www.everymonthcampaign.org/donate
    Bloody Good Period (helping the fight against period poverty): https://www.bloodygoodperiod.com/
    Endometriosis UK (providing vital support services, reliable information for those affected by endometriosis.: https://www.endometriosis-uk.org/about-us
    Marie Stopes (providing high quality reproductive healthcare to people within the UK): https://www.mariestopes.org.uk/
    Women's Aid (helping women experiencing domestic abuse): https://www.womensaid.org.uk/donate/
    WISH (women's mental health charity): https://donate.giveasyoulive.com/donate?cid=108281&&wl=1&br=5
    Helen Bamber Foundation (help survivors of human rights violations): http://www.helenbamber.org/about-us/

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    • 55 min
    Glasto chat, noughties TV shows, and lockdown birthday celebrations...

    Glasto chat, noughties TV shows, and lockdown birthday celebrations...

    In this episode we chat about festival blues and reminisce about Glastonbury! We gush about the new BBCiplayer series 'I May Destroy You' and discuss the importance of portraying sexual consent and sexual assault narratives on screen. We take a trip down memory lane with a well known noughties TV show & explore the problem with Lolita...
    Things we mention in this episode
    I May Destroy You (a series on BBCiplayer)
    Dating Amber (film)
    My Dark Vanessa (a book by Katie Elizabeth Russell)
    Lolita & Letters to Vera (both by Vladimir Nabokov)
    Girl Woman Other (a book by Bernardine Evaristo)
    The O.C (yep, that noughties show you've probably watched before)

    In celebration of pride month, we are dedication this episode to Manchester Pride
    You can donate to Manchester Pride here
    Queer Black, BAME and POC Charities, Organisations and Community Groups (list sourced via Manchester Pride)
    UK Black Pride
    UK Black Pride is Europe’s largest celebration for LGBTQ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent.
    Rainbow Noir
    Rainbow Noir is a volunteer lead social, peer support and community action group, which celebrates and platforms people of colour who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer and/or Intersex (LGBTQI+).
    QTI Coalition of Colour 
    QTI Coalition of Colour is a network for self-identified QTI people of colour in Cambridge.
    Dosti Leicester
    Dosti is a social & support group for South Asian and Middle Eastern lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGB&T) communities across Leicester and Leicestershire.
    QTIPOC Notts
    Social group for LGBTQIA+ people of colour in Nottingham and surrounding areas.
    BAME LGBT Charity
    They empower and celebrate queer people of colour in the UK.
    Bi’s of Colour
    Support for those in the bisexual+ community who are Black and People of Colour.
    BlackOut UK 
    A media platform and community organisation for and by Black Gay, Bi, Trans and/or Queer Men in the UK.
    COLOURS Gendered Intelligence
    Youth group for black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) 13-25 year olds in London.
    DesiQ
    South Asian LGBTQIA+ London/South East is for people of South Asian origin who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, pansexual, trans, intersex, non-binary, questioning/unsure and queer.
    Hidayah 
    Providing support, education and welfare for the Muslim LGBT+ community.
    House of Rainbow Fosters relationships among Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer (LGBTIQ+) individuals
    Imaan
    The UK’s leading LGBTQ+ Muslim charity
    Queer Asia
    Striving to build a global platform from which to challenge dominant ideas, forms, and representations of gender and sexuality
    The NAZ Project London
    NAZ is a BAME-led sexual health agency working to address sexual health inequalities in BAME communities
    Naz and Matt Foundation 
    This organisation tackles homophobia triggered by religion to help parents accept their children.
    Purple Rain Collective 
    A collective space for BAME LGBTQ & QTIBPOC in the UK.
    Sarbat LGBT Sikhs
    Sarbat is a volunteer led group addressing LGBT issues from a Sikh perspective.
    Scotch Bonnet 
    Scotch Bonnet is a collaborative group, working to provide alternative creative and social spaces for QTIPOC and allies.
    All sorts BAMER/POC
    Youth Network, working with young LGTBQ people aged 16-25 and advocates, listen and supports.
    QTIPOC Brighton
    QTIPOC Brighton is a group for queer, trans, and intersex people of colour in Brighton.
    KiKi Bristol 
    Kiki Bristol is a space for QTIPOC.
    QTIPOC Healing Space
    This space exists for queer, trans and intersex Black, Indigenous & persons of color (QTIBIPoC) to discuss how we can use our unique gifts to navigate the intersectional challenges in our individual lives and heal together as a community.
    QTIPOC Leeds
    They provide a supportive space for LGBTQI people of colour.
    Our Space Leeds
    A community and digital

    • 52 min
    A movement not a moment: a closer look at some anti-racism resources, uncomfortable conversations & the problem with the fashion industry...

    A movement not a moment: a closer look at some anti-racism resources, uncomfortable conversations & the problem with the fashion industry...

    This week we have an open and honest chat about the past few weeks, what it truly means to be anti-racist, and how we plan to learn and unlearn going forward. We discuss some of the valuable resources we have been consuming since our last episode, and unpick the urgent changes that need to be made within the fashion industry. We also discuss the importance of recognising that real social change has to stem from sustainable energy in order for us to progress long term. This is a 'movement not a moment'. Black lives always matter and we must be prepared to commit to the lifelong work ahead...
    Resources we discuss in this episode listed below!
    Documentaries & Dramas 
    13th Documentary on Netflix 
    Becoming (Michelle Obama) Documentary on Netflix 
    Sitting in Limbo - Windrush scandal drama on BBCiplayer 
    What Happened, Miss Simone? Documentary on Netflix 
    When They See Us (drama on Netflix)
    Books/reading material 
    Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
    Resources by Rachel Cargle: https://linktr.ee/1thatgotawayy
    Some articles on the links between racism and the environment 
    The climate crisis is also a racist crisis: structural racism, inequality and climate change by Leon Sealey-Huggins 
    Further reading on climate change and racism via Galdem Magazine 
    Charities to donate to (if you're financially able)
    Black Lives Matter 
    Black Visions Collective
    George Floyd Memorial Fund 
    Minnesota Freedom Fund
    Run With Maud 
    The Bail Project 
    Reclaim The Block
    Campaign Zero 
    NAACP Legal Defence Fund
    Women For Political Change

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Tales from lockdown - TV, books, and apple crumble!

    Tales from lockdown - TV, books, and apple crumble!

    Thanks so much for tuning into series two of On The Outskirts - we hope you're all doing okay out there & we hope this first episode acts as a little bit of comfort this week...
    There’s no doubt that 2020 has felt particularly heavy. With this in mind, we have really been thinking about how we can utilise our platforms in a more balanced and resourceful way. Whilst our jobs are primarily about offering up content that provides escapism - we also feel a moral duty to speak up and use our privilege for the greater good. We know this is just a very small step in the right direction, but each episode of this season, we would like to dedicate the last ten minutes to a charity/cause that we feel passionately about. 
    In light of the recent death of George Floyd and the subsequent protests across America and the rest of the world - we want to start the series off by paying respect to this and providing some useful resources in the show notes below. It’s not enough just to provide lighthearted escapism on social media at when there’s so much corruption and injustice in the world. We can’t look away or stay silent when it comes to racism - we must commit to the lifelong work that comes with being actively anti-racist. Black lives have always mattered and I think it’s important to note that anti racism is not some sort of checklist that we get to tick off. It’s a practice we have to enforce every single day so that it becomes second nature. It’s not just how we present ourselves online, it’s conversations in real life and with strangers. It’s the books on our shelves and speaking up even when it feels uncomfortable. Black lives matter way more than anxious thoughts and complacency.

    Some charities to donate to (if you're financially able)
    Black Lives Matter 
    Black Visions Collective
    George Floyd Memorial Fund 
    Minnesota Freedom Fund
    Run With Maud 
    The Bail Project 
    Reclaim The Block
    Campaign Zero 
    NAACP Legal Defence Fund
    Women For Political Change
    OR split a donation between 70+ community bail funds, mutual aid funds, and racial justice organizers here
    Offer your support by signing the below petitions!
    Sign the Justice for George Floyd petition here 
    Sign the petition for Breonna Taylor here
    Sign the petition to prosecute the Minneapolis Police Department's officers who killed George Floyd here.
    Sign the petition to raise the degree for Derek Chauvin's murder charge here.
    Sign the petition for the UK government to condemn President Trump's response to BLM protests here.
    Sign the petition for British schools to implement teaching British children about black history here.
     
    Anti-racism document put together by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein - includes podcasts, books, articles & more!
    We also both have new blog posts up this week with much more information than we could ever squeeze into here (linked below)
    From Alice - Anti-racism and being a better ally: Black lives matter movement
    From Sophia - Understanding how we are part of the problem

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    On The Outskirts EP8 - The finale Q&A

    On The Outskirts EP8 - The finale Q&A

    We made it to the end of series one guys! A massive thank you to each and every one of you for listening along and being so supportive over the last few months - we can't wait to come back bigger and better with series two! In the meantime, grab yourself a cuppa and buckle up for a big old Q&A.We basically wanted this last episode to be a big chat with you lot, so thank you for asking such great questions. We appreciate you all and we really hope this podcast has helped you feel less 'On The Outskirts' in some way... 
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    • 52 min
    On The Outskirts EP7 - Social media validation: how do you like me now?

    On The Outskirts EP7 - Social media validation: how do you like me now?

    This week we catch up ahead of Sophia heading to The Big Apple! We ramble about our recent cinema trips before getting tucked into this episode's meaty topic. Instagram are potentially getting rid of their likes feature - how will this affect small businesses and is it really all in the aid of improving mental health? How much do online careers rely on social media validation, and where do we picture ourselves in the future of it all? It’s a big one!
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    • 1 hr 6 min

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