Strut and Bellow is a podcast of conversation with women who make. Each episode is a conversation between Melanie Clark Pullen and a female maker of art, theatre, literature, humans or change.
Conversation with actress and writer Amy De Bhrún
Amy de Bhrún is an actress and writer and host of her own podcast Year of the Selfie
Conversation with poet and activist Nandi Jola
Nandi Jola is a South African poet who has been living in Northern Ireland for over 20 years.
Conversation with Lucy Pearce
Lucy is a writer and artist and runs Womancraft Publishing - life changing books by women for woman from her home in the south west of Ireland. Her latest book, Medicine Woman, explores issues of health and well being in women and how the current patrirchal system often times does little to serve our interests. This work is part of a series she is writing which began with the award winning Burning Woman.
Conversation with Janine Boyd
Janine lives and works in North County Down in Northern Ireland. A mum of two boys, she's an English teacher by day but her passion for photography has led her to become a go-to person for families wanting their pictures taken as well as local businesses needing product photography. She's the Open House Festival photographer. She also has a passion for sea swimming, which is how she and I met!
Conversation with Angela Josephine
This week Melanie talks with Angela Josephine about the journey to her latest album Daylight (Stone Bright Solid Vol.2) which will be released on May 4th. This conversation was recorded in October 2017 when they were both participants in Pete Rollin's boutique festival One Day We Might Live - an exploration of the theology and philosophy of C.S.Lewis.
Conversation with Mel Wiggins
Mel Wiggins founded Freedom Acts, a Northern Ireland based charity that works to raise awareness of the issues around human trafficking. She is also the founder and curator of an extraordinary community of creative women called Assembly. She hosts gatherings and workshops and is passionate about women in Northern Ireland and beyond stepping into a bigger space. She has just launched her first group coaching programme for Assembly members called Movements.