Tasha Ghouri was watched daily by over three million people as part of the country’s most popular reality series – Love Island – and became a breakout star. But what sets Tasha apart is her superpower. Something which once made her feel like an outcast is now her greatest source of strength and community. Tasha’s superpower is her identity as a Deaf woman, but what’s yours? In this podcast Tasha invites special guests to celebrate the things that make us different.
Superpowers with Tasha is proudly sponsored by Cadbury's Fingers' 'Sign with Fingers Big and Small' campaign, in partnership with the National Deaf Children's Society.
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Nicky Young and Tarek Ghouri: Raising A Superhero
For the final episode of series 1, Tasha is joined by her parents, Nicky Young and Tarek Ghouri. They open up about their experiences raising a child with a superpower and share their advice for families going through something similar - what worked for them, care plans they took and how they stayed hopeful.
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Josh Hughes: Tourette's And Finding Your Confidence
Barber Josh Hughes (@hughesandcobarbers) has shot to social media fame since sharing insights into his life living and working with Tourette’s Syndrome – a condition that causes a person to make involuntary sounds and movements called tics. Whilst Josh is also able to enjoy the funny side of posting sweary haircut videos on TikTok, he’s deeply passionate about sharing his journey in order to create more awareness of the condition and others feel less alone. With Tasha, he explains what it was like going through childhood after first experiencing tics following a “minor” ski accident – and how becoming his own boss has given him the freedom to thrive as his best self.
For more information on Tourette’s Syndrome visit tourettes-action.org.uk
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Tom Malone Jr: Living With Autism
Gogglebox star and professional dancer, Tom Malone Jr, describes finding out he has autism at age 28. After noticing similar characteristics in himself and his autistic nephew, he decided to get himself tested to see if he was also on the autistic spectrum. Then in June 2022, Tom was diagnosed with autism - which he says explains a lot. This episode highlights Tom’s journey coming to terms with his superpower, what autism means to him and how he copes in situations where he is feeling overwhelmed.
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Andrew Le Page: Staying Positive Through Tough Times
Andrew and Tasha both met on hit TV show ‘Love Island’ in 2022, but it was only after leaving the show that Tasha learned about the challenges Andrew had faced growing up. Born with dyslexia, Andrew admits to having struggled fitting in at school, so he set his eyes on becoming a professional hockey player. After years of playing and training, Andrew discovered he had caused permanent damage to his knee which took him out of the sport for life. Additionally, Andrew was then told by doctors that he had a brain tumour. In this episode, Andrew opens about his unique story and how a positive mindset helped him overcome the unknown and led him to be where he is today.
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Liv Bentley: Navigating Life With Alopecia
Made in Chelsea Star, Liv Bentley, is recognisable for her outspoken opinions, style and stunning blonde hair. During one episode, Liv opened up about wearing 'Wigby' and her experiences of living with alopecia, which sparked a huge conversation online raising awareness about the condition. Since then, Liv’s profile has continued to grow along with her message of promoting wigs and embracing your hair journey. Tasha and Liv sit down to discuss learning to love your body however it looks and feels, how to look after your hair and ways of dealing with negative people.
Dr. Alex George: Keeping Your Mind Clear
TV Doctor, self help author and mental health ambassador for 10 Downing Street, Dr Alex George joins Tasha in the studio! Since leaving Love Island in 2018, Dr. Alex has always been promoting the importance of leading a healthy life, both physically and mentally. This was after he had a long hard battle with his own mental health after the passing of his younger brother Llŷr. Since then, Dr. Alex has been sharing his own mental health journey online, highlighting what works for him and continues helping people better understand their emotions. Dr. Alex recently had been diagnosed with ADHD at age 31, something he expected he had for a long time. In this episode, I talk to him about the realities of living with ADHD and what that now means for him now. We also delve into the issue of mental health and how we can all best equip ourselves to cope on hard days.