Marverine Cole has launched the UK’s first podcast dedicated to women of colour.

q insta 2fsoundcloud 1 orig Marverine Cole has launched the UK’s first podcast dedicated to women of colour.Quintessential is Britain’s biggest conversation, celebrating women of colour – curated and hosted by award-winning Journalist & Broadcaster, Marverine Cole.

Quintessential is a series of monthly podcasts, offering inspiration and positivity. Revealing intriguing stories and unique perspectives from a wealth of incredible women, from all walks of life.

Work-life balance, health and well-being, business and entrepreneurship, fashion and beauty will all appear along our journey, as well as questions from you, my listener and a chance to win an outstanding prize.

You’ll hear a rich mix of studio guests and on-location interviews, featuring personalities you might recognise, and others you might not. Yet they’ll all deliver the same experience to your willing ears: motivation.

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Source: http://www.marverinecole.co.uk/about.html

Marverine’s worked for many of Britain’s most watched and listened to broadcasters. She’s at home in any given situation – be it in a live & unscripted environment, or with scripted production, direction and autocue. Reporting on location or in a studio – Marverine’s done it all in the last 20 years of her career in the media. As a journalist, she’s appeared as a Presenter and Reporter covering News and Current Affairs, Social History and Culture, as well as Celebrity and Lifestyle stories. She’s produced her own radio bulletins & speech programmes, she’s produced BBC local radio programmes & network documentaries, handling on-air talent with ease. Marverine’s also managed teams of radio & video journalists to produce bulletins and on-screen news features. She’s more than comfortable in all genres, across all platforms.


 

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New Me in an Old World Yoga Retreat Discount

EXCLUSIVE discount for Black Women in Europe readers: 20% discount using the code “bwejan”

New Me in an Old World

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Ashtanga-Vinyasa Yoga * Ayurveda * Kemetic Yoga * Massage Meditation * Reiki * Sisterhood * Vegan meals

 

Join the OYA team for a weekend mini-festival together at Oxon Hoath, a beautifully exclusive 73 acre estate
located just 45 minutes southeast of London. The retreat will include yoga, mindfulness, movement,
interactive talks on health & wellbeing, vegan meals, as well as free time to explore the area, rest, read, and
relax.

Holistic Journaling Workshop with Jackee Holder

Holistic Journaling is an invitation to bring your whole self to your journaling writing. Starting inwards,
using images, collaging and colours, writing prompts and writing extracts this is a dee dive into the sensual
and sacred self through a practice of conscious presence. Learn how to best use journaling and therapeutic
writing for illumination and divine introspection.

Workshop Who am I and where am I at? with Ratna Cordukes

Let us take a journey, simple in delivery yet profound in its content in discovering “Who am I” at a physical,
mental and spiritual level! Add time and goals to this mix and discover the world of wisdom in the sister
sciences of Ayurveda and Yoga. Understanding our time here and the objectives of our life together with the
knowledge of who we are makes for a life of purpose and service which is truly empowering!

Kemetic Yoga taught by Amani Eke

Egyptian yoga originates from Ancient Kemet, now known as Egypt. It is a restorative system which has
unique postures and principles. It combines physical movement, deep breathing and meditation to help
achieve balance, peace, order and discipline which is known as Maat.
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Grace Wales Bonner – Breakthrough Designer

Haper Bazaar’s Woman of the Year

This bright British talent creates clothes that redefine ideas of ethnicity and gender“.

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Grace Wales Bonner – photo Haper’s Bazaar

Informed by broad research that encompasses critical theory, composition, literature, and historical sources, WALES BONNER explores a distinctive notion of luxury via a hybrid of European and African approaches. Grace Wales Bonner graduated from Central St. Martins in 2014. The following year Wales Bonner was awarded ‘Emerging Menswear Designer’ at the British Fashion Awards, and shortly after that in 2016 she received the LVMH Young Designer Prize. Obtaining wide recognition, Wales Bonner has presented at the Serpentine Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum, whilst also lecturing at Parsons in New York. Wales Bonner international stockists include Dover Street Market, Selfridges, 10 Corso Como, and Joyce.

Visit Grace’s website.


 

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Malaika Firth, British Model and Woman of the Year 2016

Harper Bazaar’s Model of the Year

With her ethereal grace and striking features, the British-Kenyan model is at the vanguard of fashion’s new mood.”

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Malaika Firth in Harper’s Bazaar

“The lack of racial diversity is a prevalent issue in modelling but I try to ignore it. If you talk about it and try to make it an issue, then it’s still going to be there,”

said Firth.

“I think a lot of people my age don’t see the racism, and if we can just carry on trying to do better for ourselves, then I think it will be fine.” — British Vogue 2015


 

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‘If time was measured in heartbeats’ | Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE

Note: Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE is one of our Power Listers.

Yvonne has spent over 30 years working in the communications industry. During this time she campaigned for minorities, small business owners and closest to her heart, race and women’s equality in the workplace, especially the boardroom; work for which she received a CBE and two honorary degrees.

Having spent 15 years being the only woman on a board with nine men, at Choice FM (the UK’s first legal black music radio station, now Capital Xtra), and other boards, she experienced at first-hand how lonely being at the top can be for a woman.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.


 

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Power List

Sophia James – Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2016 – A List of Our Own©

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Sophia James, Politics: UK, 1st Black Female Reading Councillor

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A 26 year old enthusiastic young professional living in Reading, working for a deaf charity in London and lucky enough to be a Labour Councillor for the outstanding Katesgrove Ward.

Left wing, liberation activist and inter-sectional feminist. I’m originally from Birmingham. You will either catch me with a Labour rosette or megaphone.

Source: Sophia James


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Power List

Amma Asante – Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2016 – A List of Our Own©

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Amma Assante, The Arts: UK, Award Winning Filmmaker

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BAFTA award winning Writer/Director Amma Asante, a child actor, made the move to screenwriting with development deals from Chrysalis, Channel 4 and the BBC. Two series of the urban drama Brothers and Sisters followed, which Amma wrote and produced for BBC2. Amma’s 2004 feature film, A Way of Life, was her directorial debut (she also wrote the screenplay) and premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. The film garnered Amma newcomer nominations from the London Film Critics’ Circle and Evening Standard Film Awards, and won Amma 17 international awards for her writing and directing and Newcomer Awards for writing and directing from the BFI London Film Festival and the prestigious South Bank Show Awards, Times Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

At the 2005 BAFTA Film Awards Amma received the BAFTA Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a writer/director in a debut film and on the same night, she scored a double triumph at the 2005 Miami International Film Festival, winning the Grand Jury prize for Best Dramatic Feature in World Cinema and the FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) prize for Best Feature Film. The release of Belle in 2014 marked Amma’s second feature film, and in 2016 she released A United Kingdom.

SOURCE: Amma Asante


 

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