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Episode 5: Food Writing, Getting Strange and Women in Print

With the year drawing to a close, it’s time to catch up on the final few months of 2019 with Dear Damsels.

This episode, we’re discussing our most recent themes (STRANGE, FEAST and CELEBRATION), and talking about the changing landscape of women’s voices in the media. We’re also delighted to welcome Jennifer Cerys onto the podcast to tell us all about Lemon House Theatre.


This episode, we kick off with the words of Margaret Atwood:

“A word, after a word, after a word, is power.”

Margaret Atwood


Extra reading:

All the writing we discussed in this episode will also be included in the DD Annual 2020, which is available to pre-order now.

October / STRANGE

Bathing at Gower Street by Jo Brandon (DD)
Your College Boyfriend is Back from the Dead by Anna Claire McGrath 

November / FEAST

Eating My Feelings by Sarah Murphy
Fifty-four Meals by Alex Lemon

December / CELEBRATION

The Wedding by Candy Ikwuwunna

Dearest Damsels

Lemon House Theatre
www.lemonhousetheatre.com / @lemonhouseTC / Instagram: @lemonhousetheatre

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Books mentioned:

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

The Gender Games: The Problem With Men and Women, From Someone Who Has Been Both by Juno Dawson

The Good Immigrant edited by Nikesh Shukla

Our Bodies Ourselves: A Health Book by and for Women – British edition by Angela Phillips and Jill Rakusen

Be the Change by Gina Martin

Little Black Book by Otegha Uwagba

Bernardine Evaristo: ‘These are unprecedented times for black female writers’

Broadside Festival: Who Gave You Permission? Speaking Up and Speaking Out

Find other Broadside talks here

What you need to know

The DD Annual 2020 is available to pre-order now!


Theme music by Salad Sage

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