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S2, Ep 118: Period Leave, Ex In-laws, and Amber Heard

S2, Ep 118: Period Leave, Ex In-laws, and Amber Heard

May 26, 2022

It's that time of the month again. The time that Rummy, Kirat and I get together for The Power Hour.

We take a look at the latest female-focused news and entertainment stories from the past week. 

Charities are trying to get the government to bring in leave for those who suffer from painful periods. But would you actually take a day off or just keep going regardless? Particularly if it meant you might be judged for it?

Scott Disick has been moaning to ex mum-in-law Kris Jenner that he's no longer invited to family events now that Kourtney is with her new hubby. But can a family member's ex still be part of the family or does it just get too awks?

And is Amber Heard being villianised because she's done some pretty questionable stuff? Is #MePoo the death of #MeToo?

S2, Ep 117: Hot Brown Girl Summer

S2, Ep 117: Hot Brown Girl Summer

May 18, 2022

Summer is fast approaching, and whilst sun worshippers will be greasing themselves up with sunscreen in readiness, some South Asian women are determined to stay in the shadows.

Yep, colourism is still alive and kicking. The amount of South Asians who were unhappy with the casting of two dark skinned women for lead roles in Bridgerton is a testament to that!

My guest this episode is writer, speaker and campaigner, Shweta Aggarwal. We talk about overcoming insecurities about our skin tones, why representation matters, and how to have a hot brown girl summer!

S2, Ep 116: Like, Hate, Unfollow

S2, Ep 116: Like, Hate, Unfollow

May 13, 2022

Social media - do you love it? hate it?, or love to hate it?

My guest this episode is Entertainment Producer and Podcast Host Pilar Nalwimba. We discuss whether social media can be damaging for women, how we can use it to our advantage, why is switching off so important, and what millennial women and Gen Z women can learn from each other when it comes to the way we post on socials.

Have listen, like, share and comment....just don't unfollow! 

 

S2, Ep 115: What Women Want Vs What Men Want

S2, Ep 115: What Women Want Vs What Men Want

May 5, 2022

Falling in love can be complicated, and making a relationship work can be even more complicated. Especially when you factor in the differences between what women want and what men want from their other half!

Not everyone will share experiences based on gender expectations but there are certain trends to consider.

Why do women crave to hear "I love you" from men? and why are men so reluctant to say it?

Do most people want a "traditional" relationship deep down? Is sex in a relationship more important to men than it is to women?

I'm joined by Relationship Coach Gurjit Rana and her answers to these questions may surprise you!

 

S2, Ep 114: Changing Your Surname, Make-Up, and Male Egos

S2, Ep 114: Changing Your Surname, Make-Up, and Male Egos

April 28, 2022

It's that time of the month again!...time for The Power Panel!

In this episode Rummy, Kirat and I wade through the topical news and entertainment stories of the past week.

Brooklyn Beckham got married earlier this month and has confirmed that he has kept his wife’s surname as a middle name.  Should this be the way forward? Is this gesture an example of true equality? and if so why are so many men reluctant to do this?  and why do women see it as "the done thing" to take their husband's surname?

Women are now wearing less make up than before the pandemic started. Is this the beginning of the end for fake lashes and contouring? And is our relationship with make up more than skin deep?

Some women are changing their behaviour on dates to allow their male partners to take the lead. Have you ever altered your behaviour to make a man feel more powerful?

Have a listen to our thoughts on all this and get in touch at mummyimperfect@gmail.com to let us know yours.

S2, Ep 113: The Indian Matchmaker

S2, Ep 113: The Indian Matchmaker

April 22, 2022

Do we all ultimately just want to love and be loved? Is there someone out there for everyone? And why is the path to finding that someone so complicated?

In this episode I'm joined by Sukh Kaur, the UK's answer to Sima Aunty from Indian Matchmaking!

Sukh tells me why she created her agency, Matched, she shares strategies you can use to find a life partner, and talks me through her own journey from divorce to dating apps.

 

S2, Ep 112: The App All Women Need

S2, Ep 112: The App All Women Need

April 14, 2022

If you're a woman, how many times have you been out in the evening, or even just doing a late shift at work, and the prospect of getting home at night fills you with dread?

Sadly safety dilemmas are nothing new for women but since the murders of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa last year, these feelings have been heightened. 

My guest this episode has chosen to take action and do something about it this. Emma Kay is the founder of an app called Walk Safe. We discuss the reasons she created this app (which include obscene cat calls in front of her child!), how it works, and how young girls and women can strike a balance between being streetwise and safe.

S2, Ep 111: Flying The Nest

S2, Ep 111: Flying The Nest

April 6, 2022

"Wait until you're married" is a term South Asian girls are all too familiar with! And one of the biggies on that list of things to do after you're wed is moving out of your family home. 

Is this just a hangover from a time when the most a woman could hope to achieve was "marry well"? Is life tougher without the support of our parents? Is there an age where we actually shouldn't be living at home? And are we just "wasting money" if we are renting?

My guests this episode are writer Kim Bansi and Body Positivity Advocate Virali Patel. They've both recently flown the nest and share their journeys with me....from learning how to cook rice (something the three of us knew nothing about when we moved out!) to coping with family pressure and overcoming loneliness. 

 

S2, Ep 110: Bridgerton, Perfect Girls, Men Defending Women

S2, Ep 110: Bridgerton, Perfect Girls, Men Defending Women

March 30, 2022

It's that time of the month again!...time for The Power Panel!

In this episode Huji, Kirat and I wade through the topical news and entertainment stories of the past week.

We talk brown girl representation in Bridgerton (who wrote that desi chaa scene?), why girls feel so much pressure to be perfect (is it all about the bio data?!), and men defending their woman's honour (is it ever appropriate to slap someone in the face?).

Have a listen and leave us a review or comment with your thoughts.

S2, Ep 109: Imperfectly Perfect

S2, Ep 109: Imperfectly Perfect

March 24, 2022

My guest this episode is blogger, content creator and influencer, Anjli, AKA Anjli’s Look Book.

We explore the notion of being imperfectly perfect. How can we as women embrace our flaws, physical, emotional and mental? How can we own them, turn our weaknesses into strengths, and feel more confident in our own skin?

Anjli talks about what inspires her work as an influencer and shares her journey of divorce, depression, loss, and new beginnings. 

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