Welcome to the very first episode of Her Own Words, a Dear Damsels podcast, in which we discuss the final three themes explored on DD in 2018: Comfort, Pride and Together.

As well as sharing our favourite pieces and talking about all of the topics that came out of the themes – including long-distance friendship, discomfort and pride as protest – we also bring you up to date with all that’s been happening on DD and in the wider world. Plus, we were delighted to feature our very first guest on the show, Molly Masters from feminist subscription box and platform Books That Matter.

You can listen to the episode below, or via the following platforms, where you can also subscribe to and review Her Own Words.

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And you can also find links to all the pieces of writing discussed in this episode below – enjoy!

This episode we kicked things off with a quote from Maya Angelou:

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
– Maya Angelou

Extra reading:

October / COMFORT

My Body Has Housed Two Children Fiona Goggin (DD)

November / PRIDE

sand plumb (video + interview) – Dead Gowns and folk + kin collective (DD)

December / TOGETHER
13 Things To Tell a Friend Who is Hurting – Rebecca Cooney (DD)

Dearest Damsels

Books That Matter / @booksthatmatteruk



Lena Dunham Comes To Terms With Herself – Allison P. Davis (The Cut)

Theme music by Salad Sage

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