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“Anthems” is a collection of original manifestos, speeches, stories, poems, and rallying cries written and voiced by exceptional people, that celebrate and contemplate what it means to be human.

Our beauty, our failures, our rich heritage, our rage, and our power. Proving that there is more that binds us together than sets us apart.

These Are Our Anthems.

#AnthemsPride #AnthemsHome #AnthemsWomen
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Introducing: #QueerAF

Introducing: #QueerAF

2020-07-0214:51

If you enjoyed Anthems Pride, we think you'll love #Queer AF by National Student Pride. Eve's story is the first episode of Season Four: "To prepare for my mum's gay wedding, I talked to her about sexuality for the first time". To listen to Part Two, search #QueerAF in podcast apps everywhere.
Lady Phyll is the co-founder and executive director of UK Black Pride. She is the executive director of Kaleidoscope, the UK’s leading LGBT rights charity, and is a patron for charity akt. She writes a column for DIVA magazine, and is the co-editor of SistaAnthology. Lady Phyll also sits on the Trade Union Congress’s race relations committee.  Her word of the day is Solidarity.  CONNECT WITH LADY PHYLL:  I: @ladyphyll T: @MsLadyPhyll   #AnthemsPride is a collection of 30 original manifestos, speeches, stories, poems and rallying cries written and voiced by exceptional LGBTQI+ contributors. It was created, executive produced and sound designed by Hana Walker-Brown with producer Bea Duncan. The artwork is by Mars West.
Paula Akpan | UNFURL

Paula Akpan | UNFURL

2020-06-2905:00

Paula Akpan is a journalist and writer. She is also the co-creator of Black Girl Festival, an event created to amplify the voices and experiences of Black British women and girls through community based events. She has written for the likes of Teen Vogue, The Independent and VICE UK with work that centres around blackness, queerness and sexual & reproductive justice. Paula has also been listed as one of Forbes 100 Women Founders in Europe To Follow, and was on Elle’s 2019 game-changers list. Her word of the day is Unfurl.  CONNECT WITH PAULA:  I: @paulaakpan T: @paulaakpan   #AnthemsPride is a collection of 30 original manifestos, speeches, stories, poems and rallying cries written and voiced by exceptional LGBTQI+ contributors. It was created, executive produced and sound designed by Hana Walker-Brown with producer Bea Duncan. The artwork is by Mars West.
Simran Uppal | PRAY

Simran Uppal | PRAY

2020-06-2809:231

Simran Uppal is a yoga teacher, poet and educator. They teach and write for inclusive yoga charity Yoga Quota, focusing on inclusivity and decolonisation in yoga. Simran is a Barbican Young Poet alum, and has also created theatre for The North Wall and Camden People’s Theatre. Their word of the day is Pray.  CONNECT WITH SIMRAN:  I: @simransuppal T: @simransuppal   #AnthemsPride is a collection of 30 original manifestos, speeches, stories, poems and rallying cries written and voiced by exceptional LGBTQI+ contributors. It was created, executive produced and sound designed by Hana Walker-Brown with producer Bea Duncan. The artwork is by Mars West.
Alicia Radage is a performance and digital collage artist and photographer. They have taught fine art and theatre at MA and BA level, and are one half of collaboration Radage ▽ Hardaker. They have shown their work across the UK, Europe and India. Their word of the day is Wilderness.  CONNECT WITH ALICIA:  I: @alicia_radage_artist T: @madameradajay   #AnthemsPride is a collection of 30 original manifestos, speeches, stories, poems and rallying cries written and voiced by exceptional LGBTQI+ contributors. It was created, executive produced and sound designed by Hana Walker-Brown with producer Bea Duncan. The artwork is by Mars West.
Carrie Lyell | GENTLE

Carrie Lyell | GENTLE

2020-06-2606:00

Carrie Lyell is a writer and journalist. She is the editor-in-chief of DIVA Magazine, the leading monthly magazine for LGBTQI women, making her one of only 4 editors in the magazine’s history. Carrie has also written for the likes of Pink Paper, Lesbilicious and The Guardian.  Her word of the day is Gentle.  CONNECT WITH CARRIE:  I: @seej_lyell T: @Seej   #AnthemsPride is a collection of 30 original manifestos, speeches, stories, poems and rallying cries written and voiced by exceptional LGBTQI+ contributors. It was created, executive produced and sound designed by Hana Walker-Brown with producer Bea Duncan. The artwork is by Mars West.
Freddy McConnell is a journalist, writer and activist. He has written in publications such as The Guardian and The Independent. He is the subject of Seahorse, a documentary detailing his experience of becoming a father as a transgender man, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Freddy also created and hosted The Guardian podcast ‘Token’, and hosts BBC Sounds podcast ‘Pride and Joy’ about queer parenthood. His word of the day is Future.    CW: This episode contains descriptions of war zones. CONNECT WITH FREDDY:  I: @freddy.mcconnel T: @freddymcconnell   #AnthemsPride is a collection of 30 original manifestos, speeches, stories, poems and rallying cries written and voiced by exceptional LGBTQI+ contributors. It was created, executive produced and sound designed by Hana Walker-Brown with producer Bea Duncan. The artwork is by Mars West.  Resources: Combat Stress Leading charity for veterans’ mental health Phone: 0800 138 1619 (24 hours) Website: https://www.combatstress.org.uk ASSIST (Assistance Support and Self Help in Surviving Trauma) Support, understanding and therapy for people experiencing PTSD, families and carers Phone: 01788 560 800 Website: www.assisttraumacare.org.uk
Yasmin Benoit is a model and activist. As a model, she has walked the runway in the London Queer Fashion Show, and was the first openly asexual woman to appear on the cover of any UK magazine when she fronted Attitude in 2019. Yasmin is also a regular host of Reading Pride, in her hometown, and is on the board of AVEN.  Her word of the day is Conflict.    CW: This episode contains discussion of X.  CONNECT WITH YASMIN:  I: @theyasminbenoit T: @theyasminbenoit   #AnthemsPride is a collection of 30 original manifestos, speeches, stories, poems and rallying cries written and voiced by exceptional LGBTQI+ contributors. It was created, executive produced and sound designed by Hana Walker-Brown with producer Bea Duncan. The artwork is by Mars West.  Resources:
Scottee | SHAME

Scottee | SHAME

2020-06-2308:50

Scottee is an award-winning performance artist and writer. He created Scottee & Friends Ltd, which operates as a collective of artists, producers and makers of theatre, activism, and community projects. In 2010 he won Time Out’s ‘Performer of the Year’ award, and has continued to perform his work across the world since. His word of the day is Shame.    CW: This episode contains content that some listeners may find difficult.  CONNECT WITH SCOTTEE:  I: @ScotteeIsFat  T: @ScotteeIsFat    #AnthemsPride is a collection of 30 original manifestos, speeches, stories, poems and rallying cries written and voiced by exceptional LGBTQI+ contributors. It was created, executive produced and sound designed by Hana Walker-Brown with producer Bea Duncan. The artwork is by Mars West.  Resources: CALM CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35. Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight) Website: www.thecalmzone.net Mind Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems. Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm) Website: www.mind.org.uk Samaritans Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair. Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline) Website: www.samaritans.org.uk
Naeem Davis | PRESENCE

Naeem Davis | PRESENCE

2020-06-2205:34

Naeem Davis | PRESENCE Naeem Davis is a cultural curator and DJ. They are the co-founder of BBZ, an art and DJ collective which puts on club night and exhibitions for queer people of colour. Naeem also co-curated Lesbiennale as part of London’s Boiler Room Festival.  Their word of the day is Presence.  CONNECT WITH NAEEM:  I: @naeemdxvis T: @bbz_london   #AnthemsPride is a collection of 30 original manifestos, speeches, stories, poems and rallying cries written and voiced by exceptional LGBTQI+ contributors. It was created, executive produced and sound designed by Hana Walker-Brown with producer Bea Duncan. The artwork is by Mars West.
Jamie Windust is an award-winning editor, writer, speaker and model. They are the founder and editor in chief of Fruitcake, an award winning LGBTQIA+ magazine, which has been sold across the world. Their writing can be found in publications such as Cosmopolitan, Gay Times and The Independent.  Their word of the day is Stillness.  CONNECT WITH JAMIE:  I: @jamie_windust T: @jamie_windust   #AnthemsPride is a collection of 30 original manifestos, speeches, stories, poems and rallying cries written and voiced by exceptional LGBTQI+ contributors. It was created, executive produced and sound designed by Hana Walker-Brown with producer Bea Duncan. The artwork is by Mars West.
Anick Soni | INSIGHT

Anick Soni | INSIGHT

2020-06-2005:441

Anick Soni is an award-winning multidisciplinary creative, activist and presenter. He does all this while also working towards his Masters degree in Childhood and Children’s Rights. He is on the core planning team for UK Black Pride, and helped to organise the first intersex march. For his work, Anick has been awarded the GAY Times honour of British community trailblazer.  His word of the day is Insight.  CONNECT WITH ANICK:  I: @anickians T: @Anickians   #AnthemsPride is a collection of 30 original manifestos, speeches, stories, poems and rallying cries written and voiced by exceptional LGBTQI+ contributors. It was created, executive produced and sound designed by Hana Walker-Brown with producer Bea Duncan. The artwork is by Mars West.
David Atherton is a food writer and presenter. In 2019 he won baking competition The Great British Bake Off, and has gone on to write a fortnightly Guardian column and appear on Blue Peter as a guest chef. David also holds a masters’ degree in public health, and has taught at major universities on HIV and malaria. His words of the day are Come out.  CONNECT WITH DAVID:  I: @nomadbakerdavid T: @nomadbakerdavid   #AnthemsPride is a collection of 30 original manifestos, speeches, stories, poems and rallying cries written and voiced by exceptional LGBTQI+ contributors. It was created, executive produced and sound designed by Hana Walker-Brown with producer Bea Duncan. The artwork is by Mars West.
Asifa Lahore is an activist, DJ and Britain’s first out Muslim drag queen. She was featured in Channel 4’s documentary Muslim Drag Queens, and has received the Attitude Magazine Pride Award for activism. Asifa has DJed at some of the top LGBTQ+ club nights, including Club Kali and Disco Rani and she walked the first LGBT catwalk at Pakistan Fashion Week in London in 2019. Her word of the day is Reconciliation.  CW: This episode contains discussion of suicide and racial slurs.  CONNECT WITH ASIFA:  I: @asifalahore  T: @AsifaLahore    #AnthemsPride is a collection of 30 original manifestos, speeches, stories, poems and rallying cries written and voiced by exceptional LGBTQI+ contributors. It was created, executive produced and sound designed by Hana Walker-Brown with producer Bea Duncan. The artwork is by Mars West.  Resources: Samaritans Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair. Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline) Website: www.samaritans.org.uk   Stand against racism & inequality Support for victims of any type of hate crime  Phone: 0800 171 2272 (Reporting line) Website: https://www.sariweb.org.uk/help-support/online-reporting-form/  LGBT Foundation Helpline run by LGBT health charity. Phone: 0345 3 30 30 30 (Weekdays 9am-9pm, Weekends 10am-6pm) Website: http://lgbt.foundation/helpline
Ben Hunte | CHAMPION

Ben Hunte | CHAMPION

2020-06-1708:46

Ben Hunte is a journalist, presenter, and the BBC’s first ever LGBT correspondent reporting on LGBT issues across all BBC platforms. He’s reported on topics such as racism at UK pride festivals, racism within the LGBT dating scene, and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. His BBC Radio 4 Extra LGBT-themed series was nominated for a PinkNews award, and he has been recognised at the British LGBT awards for “Top 10 Outstanding Contributions to LGBT Life”. His word of the day is Champion.    CW: This episode contains discussion of suicide. CONNECT WITH BEN:  I: @beninldn T: @BenInLDN   #AnthemsPride is a collection of 30 original manifestos, speeches, stories, poems and rallying cries written and voiced by exceptional LGBTQI+ contributors. It was created, executive produced and sound designed by Hana Walker-Brown with producer Bea Duncan. The artwork is by Mars West.  Resources: Samaritans Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair. Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline) Website: www.samaritans.org.uk PAPYRUS Young suicide prevention society. Phone: HOPELINEUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays) Website: www.papyrus-uk.org LGBT Foundation Helpline run by LGBT health charity. Phone: 0345 3 30 30 30 (Weekdays 9am-9pm, weekends 10am-6pm) Website: lgbt.foundation/helpline
Sophie Ward | OTHER

Sophie Ward | OTHER

2020-06-1607:24

Sophie Ward is an actor and award-winning writer. She has written for publications including The Guardian, The Observer, Diva Magazine and The Times, her short stories have been published in a number of anthologies, and she is also the author of books such as ‘Love and Other Thought Experiments’.  Her word of the day is Other.    CONNECT WITH SOPHIE:  T: @sophieannaward I: @doctorsophieward   #AnthemsPride is a collection of 30 original manifestos, speeches, stories, poems and rallying cries written and voiced by exceptional LGBTQI+ contributors. It was created, executive produced and sound designed by Hana Walker-Brown with producer Bea Duncan. The artwork is by Mars West.
Lee Gray | GURL

Lee Gray | GURL

2020-06-1507:48

Lee Gray is a content creator and influencer marketing manager. He works for Bet International as an entertainment presenter, presents the 'Ask The Aunties' show on SnapChat and makes cocktails on his YouTube channel 'I'll Drink To That'. His word of the day is Gurl.  CONNECT WITH LEE:  I: @leegray_ T: @_leegray #AnthemsPride is a collection of 30 original manifestos, speeches, stories, poems and rallying cries written and voiced by exceptional LGBTQI+ contributors. It was created, executive produced and sound designed by Hana Walker-Brown with producer Bea Duncan. The artwork is by Mars West.
Grace Savage | SHINE

Grace Savage | SHINE

2020-06-1413:22

Grace Savage is a beatbox and singer-songwriter. She is a four-time UK Beatboxing champion, and has performed at festivals across the country including Glastonbury, Latitude and Wireless. She has also been listed as one of ELLE’s ‘100 Most Inspiring Women’.  Her word of the day is Shine.    CONNECT WITH Grace:  I: @_GraceSavage T: @_GraceSavage   #AnthemsPride is a collection of 30 original manifestos, speeches, stories, poems and rallying cries written and voiced by exceptional LGBTQI+ contributors. It was created, executive produced and sound designed by Hana Walker-Brown with producer Bea Duncan. The artwork is by Mars West.
Kenny Ethan Jones is a model and activist focusing on menstruation, body politics, mental health and intimacy. He’s modelled for the likes of River Island, Jacamo and Dazed & Confused. Kenny made history being the first trans man to front a period campaign with Pink Parcel’s ‘I’M ON’ campaign.  His word of the day is Vulnerability.    CONNECT WITH KENNY:  I: @KennyEthanJones T: @KennyEthanJones   #AnthemsPride is a collection of 30 original manifestos, speeches, stories, poems and rallying cries written and voiced by exceptional LGBTQI+ contributors. It was created, executive produced and sound designed by Hana Walker-Brown with producer Bea Duncan. The artwork is by Mars West.
Glyn Fussell | CAMP

Glyn Fussell | CAMP

2020-06-1208:26

Glyn Fussell is a broadcaster and businessman. He is the co-founder of East Creative, the events agency that hosts Mighty Hoopla festival, Savage Disco and Sink the Pink, the UK’s biggest LGBTQ+ collective, and DJ agency Noisy Kitchen, which was launched in partnership with Fearne Cotton. Glyn is also the host of Radio 1 podcast Drag Queens’ Den.  His word of the day is Camp.    CONNECT WITH GLYN:  I: @glynfussell T: @GlynFussell   #AnthemsPride is a collection of 30 original manifestos, speeches, stories, poems and rallying cries written and voiced by exceptional LGBTQI+ contributors. It was created, executive produced and sound designed by Hana Walker-Brown with producer Bea Duncan. The artwork is by Mars West.
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