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Women What Whistle

This podcast is about not falling in line or fading away. Stories of bravery, accounts of resilience and even tales of sheer bloody-mindedness. It’s about finding our voice, and sometimes our brave, through the stories of other women who’ve had to find theirs.

Feb 14, 2019

Over the last couple of decades we have seen an explosion in the self-help industry however I’m not convinced it’s working for us. We walk into a book store and see shelves and shelves of books under the "self-help" umbrella that seem to have an ability to make us feel guilty and inadequate the minute we look at them.


I’ve always found the greatest source of inspiration has come from when I look up and out, rather than looking down and in. One of these sources has always been hearing other people's stories, seeing others triumph over adversity or become a champion of something in their own right, I find that spurs me on and challenges me when I feel I can't. So each month I am going to tell the story of someone who I feel has lived through or achieved something that can inspire or challenge us as we look up, and out. If they can do it, so can we!


This month, our "Inspired by …" figure is American cookbook author and TV Chef Julia Child. She was so much more than a bestselling cookbook author and chef, ahead of all the others we know and love today, she accidentally became a TV trailblazer back in the 60s, she was also a breast cancer survivor and unbelievably, even a government spy back in the second world war. I came across part of her story in one of our favourite family movies, Julie and Julia and then when I started trying to find out more about her, I was blown away by her unswerving sense of self, strength, courage and determination in an era when women did not generally have careers nor influence.


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Remember, if someone else can do it, so can you!