15 episodes

Spoken word podcast, sharing poetry and stories.

I interview guests (authors, activists) who have a story to tell and we perform original spoken word poems on topics that matter to me.

I am a British Indian feminist exploring difficult topics through poetry: miscarriage, body image, motherhood, abuse, feminism, living in the South Asian diaspora and more. I write original poems on Instagram to create connections, bringing people together through poetry @poemsfromyheart1

Please check out my poetry book - honeybee: poems of heritage, hurting resilience and healing. 100% to charity

Poems From My Heart angela rideau

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Spoken word podcast, sharing poetry and stories.

I interview guests (authors, activists) who have a story to tell and we perform original spoken word poems on topics that matter to me.

I am a British Indian feminist exploring difficult topics through poetry: miscarriage, body image, motherhood, abuse, feminism, living in the South Asian diaspora and more. I write original poems on Instagram to create connections, bringing people together through poetry @poemsfromyheart1

Please check out my poetry book - honeybee: poems of heritage, hurting resilience and healing. 100% to charity

    Season 2 Episode 1 : The Dirty D Word - Divorce

    Season 2 Episode 1 : The Dirty D Word - Divorce

    In today's episode, I speak with Shagufta Iqbal.

    We discuss poetry and the taboo of divorce and how that particularly impacts women within the South Asian community. 

    You will get to hear Shagufta's open and honest account of her own experiences and how her art and poetry have helped her to find a release and heal, as well as listen to spoken word poems and projects she is currently working on.

    We explore spoken word poems: 


       Little Man of the House
       Spectrum (an alphabet poem on mental health)



    "Founder of The YoniVerse Poetry Collective and Kiota Bristol, Shagufta K Iqbal longlisted for the Jerwood Compton poetry fellowship, is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, workshop facilitator and Tedx Speaker.

    Described by gal-dem as a poet whose work ‘leaves you validated but aching – her narratives are important, heart-wrenching and relatable.’ Her poetry collection ‘Jam Is For Girls, Girls Get Jam’ (one of Burning Eye Books bestselling collections) has been recommended by Nikesh Shukla as ‘a social political masterclass.’

    ​Her poetry film 'Borders' has won several awards, and has been screened across international film festivals, including London Short Film Festival, Glasgow Short Film Festival, Athena Film Festival.

    She sits on the board for Cape Farewell (An  Art Response to Climate Injustice), and is currently writing her second poetry collection and a debut novel."



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    To learn more and connect with Shagufta:

    http://www.shaguftakiqbal.com/

    @shaguftakiqbalpoet   



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    Poems From My Heart Podcast aims to connect, empower, celebrate and amplify the voices of writers, performers and activists.

    Hosted, edited, and produced by Angela Rideau.

    Thank you for listening, and thank you for your support.

    You can now leave me a message on here, and don't forget to hit the like and follow button so you never miss an episode.


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    S1 Episode 5: De-stigmatising childhood sexual abuse in the South Asian community

    S1 Episode 5: De-stigmatising childhood sexual abuse in the South Asian community

    In today's episode, I speak with Juanita Rea, writer, artist and activist and leader of eduSOIL: a charity that nurtures the mental, emotional, physical and social wellbeing of children,
    and adults through mindfulness, yoga and changemaker programmes.


    We discuss poetry and childhood sexual trauma and the responsibility we have to protect our children by destigmatising the issue.

    We explore ‘Intra-familial childhood sexual abuse' within the South Asian community and how it impacts SEND communities as well.

    You will get to hear Juanita’s open and honest account of her own experiences and how her art and poetry has helped her to find a release and heal, as well as listen to a spoken word poem about sexual abuse.



    Juanita Rea is a South African artist-activist living in Belfast and working in a range of creative arts to de-stigmatise intrafamilial child sexual abuse, address injustice and promote wellbeing practices and activism. She has an extensive background in education and is the multi-awarded founder of eduSOIL, a social enterprise enabling under-served youth in South Africa, India, the Philippines and Sudan to access yoga, mindfulness and changemaker programmes. Juanita has been creating art all her life and having previously channelled her creativity into wellbeing resources and programmes for others, she has recently begun sharing her art through online performance, publications and exhibitions in 2021 with the aim of breaking her heart open to healing truths.



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    To learn more:

    http://www.edusoil.com/

    https://www.juanita.uk/



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    Poems From My Heart Podcast aims to connect, empower, celebrate and amplify the voices of writers, performers and activists.

    Hosted, edited, and produced by Angela Rideau.

    Thank you for listening, and thank you for your support. 



    You can now leave me a message on here, and don't forget to hit the follow button so you never miss an episode. 


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    • 47 min
    Podcast Trailer

    Podcast Trailer

    Welcome to the 'Poems From My Heart' Trailer!

    Bringing you gifts of original poems, performed as spoken word poetry. Painting pictures of my experiences and musings on the world and starting a conversation through poetry on topics I care about. I interview authors, activists, artists and together we discuss difficult topics through the form of spoken word poetry and conversations around taboos. 

    Connect with Angela:

    Instagram:  @poemsfromyheart1

    Twitter: @poemsfromyheart


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    S1 Episode 4: Identity and Activism through poetry

    S1 Episode 4: Identity and Activism through poetry

    In today's episode, I speak with Julián Esteban Torres López, creator and culture architect of The Nasiona: a movement that centers, elevates, and amplifies the personal stories of those Othered by systems of oppression and dominant cultures. We discuss:


    identity

    activism and

    Ninety-Two Surgically Enhanced Mannequins: A Micro-Poetry Collection


    Before we jump into listening to Julián explore his new poetry book: Ninety-Two Surgically Enhanced Mannequins, we explore the social constructs of identity and how to shape our world.

    You will get to hear Julián and I recite on themes of heritage and cultural identity. His poetry will give you a flavour of some of the poetic genius captured in 92 poems that live within his new micro-poetry collection. The 92 minimalist, at times surrealist and magical realist, pieces tackle the absurdity of what it means to be human and honour how moments, not plots, compose our lives. The collection is an attempt to capture these fleeting moments, while also trying to remember the intensity of the mundane and the abyss of the beautiful.

    We also touch on current affairs, specifically the political situation of the Great Colombian Uprising of 2021, where Julián performs a passionate spoken-word piece on his hometown of Medellín.

    Link to book: https://www.jetorreslopez.com/ninety-two-surgically-enhanced-mannequins/

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    Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @JE_Torres_Lopez https://www.jetorreslopez.com/

    Show some love for #92SEM and get a copy of the book. 

    If you're interested in finding out about the work at The Nasiona, please follow The Nasiona on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for regular updates: @TheNasiona https://thenasiona.com/

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    Poems From My Heart Podcast aims to connect, empower, celebrate and amplify the voices of writers, performers and activists. 

    Hosted, edited, and produced by Angela Rideau.

    Thank you for listening, and thank you for your support. 


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    • 44 min
    S1 Episode 3 Spoken Word Poetry with Martin Grey

    S1 Episode 3 Spoken Word Poetry with Martin Grey

    This episode features a Spoken Word artist and published poet, Martin Grey who has a debut poetry book called the Prettyboys of Gangster Town published by Fly on the Wall Publishing.

    Martin explores spoken word poetry writing, how to prepare for poetry slams, and talks about his new book and the inspiration behind the poems.



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    To connect with Martin

    Instagram: @martin_grey_poet

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCthvmxQJjhZSgi3q9YEBe8Q

    Website: http://martingreypoet.com/

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    Let's connect! You can follow my work here:

    Instagram: @poemsfromyheart1

    Twitter: @poemsfromyheart

    Website: https://www.flowcode.com/page/poemsfromyheart


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    • 35 min
    S1 Episode 2 Feminism & the Uterus (miscarriage, P.C.O.S.)

    S1 Episode 2 Feminism & the Uterus (miscarriage, P.C.O.S.)

    Listen to Afshan perform a spoken word poem from her new book [Re:Desire]

    Together, we perform spoken word poetry and discuss miscarriage, Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome (P.C.O.S) and feminism.

    Afshan is an award-winning spoken word poet with a new book which is an exploration of languages, cultures and sexuality and longlisted for the Jhalak Book Prize. You can buy her book from her website (below).



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    To connect with Afshan

    Instagram: @afshandl

    Twitter: @afshandl

    Website: https://afshandl.com/

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    Let's connect! You can follow my work here:

    Instagram: @poemsfromyheart1

    Twitter: @poemsfromyheart

    Website: https://www.flowcode.com/page/poemsfromyheart








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    • 36 min

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