57 episodes

Award winning breast cancer survivor & community activist Leanne Pero set up the Black Women Rising cancer project in 2017, aimed at raising vital cancer awareness within the Black community & provide support for Black cancer patients/ survivors whilst they undergo cancer treatment & experience difficulty in remission. With cancer mortality rates within the BAME community being at an all time high- join Leanne & her inspirational guests explore healthy conversation about the myths, taboos & hardships that surround our community as well as share inspirational stories of hope & transformation.

Black Women Rising- The Untold Cancer Stories Podcast Leanne Pero

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Award winning breast cancer survivor & community activist Leanne Pero set up the Black Women Rising cancer project in 2017, aimed at raising vital cancer awareness within the Black community & provide support for Black cancer patients/ survivors whilst they undergo cancer treatment & experience difficulty in remission. With cancer mortality rates within the BAME community being at an all time high- join Leanne & her inspirational guests explore healthy conversation about the myths, taboos & hardships that surround our community as well as share inspirational stories of hope & transformation.

    Black Women Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories: S4 Ep9 - Let's Talk Cancer

    Black Women Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories: S4 Ep9 - Let's Talk Cancer

    In this special episode of Black Women Rising, we have a candid talk with Dr Aziza Sesay (@talkswithdrsesay) and cancer survivor Dawn Butler MP (@dawnbutlerbrent). The trio, specifically focus on people being aware of the many signs and symptoms of cancer and being body aware, with the aim to increase knowledge and understanding of cancer symptoms.

    Remember - if something in your body doesn't feel right, please contact your GP practice. It's probably nothing serious, but finding cancer early makes it more treatable and can save lives.

    To find out more visit: nhs.uk/cancersymptoms

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    📝After podcast notes
    👩🏾Host: Leanne Pero @leanneperoofficial
    🤎Guests: Dawn Butler @dawnbutlerbrent and Dr Aziza Sessay @talkswithdrsessay
    🎬Filming/editing/ Production: Grey waves
    Collaborator @multicultural_mc

    • 38 min
    Black Women Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories: S4 Ep8 - Cancer In Your 20's

    Black Women Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories: S4 Ep8 - Cancer In Your 20's

    In this episode, Leanne was joined by Shalisha James Davis, a British actress currently in the popular soap "Casualty". Shalisha opens up to Leanne on how it has been for her being diagnosed with Ovarian cancer. The conversation touches on life before, during and post-diagnosis and how he has been navigating through everything since age 26.

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    📝After podcast notes
    👩🏾Host: Leanne Pero @leanneperoofficial
    🤎Guests: Shalisha James Davis @shalishajamesdavis
    🎬Filming/editing/ Production: Grey waves
    🧡Sponsored by @palmersuk

    • 48 min
    Black Women Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories: S4 Ep7 - Black Men & Cancer

    Black Women Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories: S4 Ep7 - Black Men & Cancer

    In this episode, Paul Campbell, the newly appointed CEO of Cancer Black Care, joined Leanne. Leanne speaks to him about his prostate cancer experience; he delves deeper into how it was going through cancer as a black man and male health stigma and also touches on Cancer Black Care and plans.

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    📝After podcast notes
    👩🏾Host: Leanne Pero @leanneperoofficial
    🤎Guests: Paul Campbell @Cancerblackcare
    🎬Filming/editing/ Production: Grey waves
    🧡Sponsored by @palmersuk

    • 33 min
    Black Women Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories: S4 Ep6 The Meaning Of Allyship

    Black Women Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories: S4 Ep6 The Meaning Of Allyship

    👉🏾In this episode, Leanne welcomed Lauren Mahon, the founder of Girl v
    Cancer, campaigner, and breast cancer survivor. Lauren, a friend of
    Leanne's and an ally of Black Women Rising from the early days, touches
    on her journey, her work, and the importance of allyship within the
    cancer industry.

    📝After podcast notes
    👩🏾Host: Leanne Pero @leanneperoofficial
    🤎Guests: Lauren Mohan @Iamlaurenmahon
    🎬Filming/editing/ Production: Grey waves
    🧡Sponsored by @palmersuk

    • 50 min
    Black Women Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories: S4 Ep5 - Living With Stage Four Cancer

    Black Women Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories: S4 Ep5 - Living With Stage Four Cancer

    This episode features Cheryl Johnson, who has stage 4 neuroendocrine cancer, and Judith Nepital, who has stage 4 bile duct cancer. Leanne speaks with them both about their life before and now, touching on the impact and work they both do within the cancer industry and the change they want to see.

    📝After podcast notes
    👩🏾Host: Leanne Pero @leanneperoofficial
    🤎Guests: Cheryl Johnson @cancerisadancingqueen and Judith Nepital @frommetoyou.aos
    🎬Filming/editing/ Production: Grey waves
    🧡Sponsored by @palmersuk

    • 46 min
    Black Women Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories: S4 Ep4 - Cancer And Motherhood

    Black Women Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories: S4 Ep4 - Cancer And Motherhood

    In this episode, Leanne is joined by Nellie and Deandra, who are both influencers who have been through breast cancer diagnoses. Leanne speaks with them about their journeys, what it is like being an influencer and navigating a diagnosis, motherhood, Deandra being pregnant when she was diagnosed and what kind of impact the experiences have had/are having on their lives.


    📝After podcast notes
    👩🏾Host: Leanne Pero @leanneperoofficial
    🤎Guests: Nellie @Vintynellie and Deandra @Dea_paul
    🎬Filming/editing/ Production: Grey waves
    🧡Sponsored by @palmersuk

    • 50 min

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