Interview with Clara Amfo in London in Stereo

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Happy to get the chance to interview Radio 1’s Clara Amfo for London in Stereo and the Mayor of London’s Sounds Like London campaign, profiling the most exciting women in the music industry.

I spoke to Clara about finding her voice on the radio and becoming one of the most recognisable presenters around.

Read the full article at London in Stereo.

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BBC Local Radio Interview


I was interviewed on several BBC local radio stations on Sunday 27 September to discuss Viola Davis’ Emmy win, lack of roles for black women in TV and my Media Diversified article arguing why Empire’s Cookie Lyon is one of the greatest black characters on TV.

You can listen online here. The interview starts at 1:20.

I don’t always get paid for my work, so if you’ve liked my pieces and want me to write more you can donate a couple pennies to keep me going in between paid work.

Review | Girls: Meet Your Punk Foremothers

Image courtesy of BBC.
Image courtesy of BBC.

When it comes to documentaries on women in punk, the topic is usually given a brief five minute recap. A few token women are name-checked in between various dog-toothed male veterans discussing whether Lydon or Strummer influenced them the most. So when I see The Culture Show has a special half hour feature on women in punk I immediately sit down to see what it is all about.

In Girls Will be Girls, presenter Miranda Sawyer documents the history of women in punk during the early era of 1976/77 when it was limited to squats and small shows across London. Focusing on the stories of veterans Viv Albertine, guitarist in The Slits, and Chrissie Hynde, Sawyer inquisitively asks whether the female punk spirit still survives today. The answer is obviously yes, but let’s move on.

Read the full article at The F-Word. 

I don’t always get paid for my work, so if you’ve liked my pieces and want me to write more you can donate a couple pennies to keep me going in between paid work.