Author: Dionne Simpson

The Search For Real Love ft Victor Granville

Back in 1985, Whitney Houston told us what the greatest love of all was.  How we sang with earnest, probably screeching at the heights of the song and feeling all the good feels that came along with it. Were we really listening though? Like really?  You know how sometimes you can sing the same song […]

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How To Cope With Racial Trauma ft Kim Evans MSc

How are you feeling? The recent weeks have been tough for a lot of us, myself included.  Rather than follow up last weeks powerful episode on police brutality y with something equally as heavy, I wanted to discuss some helpful ways that we could cope with the stress of the global events. This week I […]

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Police Brutality

Before I even start this piece, I first and foremost want to dedicate this post to George Floyd who was tragically murdered by police on 25th May 2020.  Listen to this weeks podcast here Love Laid Bare stands with everyone in our global fight against racism and the unnecessary deaths of Black men & women […]

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The Biggest Loser

This week I am joined by Jessie St John-Sharpe, a previous contestant on the UK television show, The Biggest Loser. We discuss her long battle with weight management from childhood and how she ended up as a contestant on the show. Having lost 7 stone in 6 months, Jess keeps it real on her body […]

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The Brotherhood

Back in 2018 I had a long chat with an old friend about what sisterhood meant to us.  We discussed the good, the bad and challenges we had even faced in our 20 year friendship. So it was only right that I opened up the same discussion to some brothers who share the same passion […]

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Surviving Homelessness & Suicide ft Haleema Speaks

Welcome back everyone! I hope you have been keeping well during this period of lockdown.  No doubt this time in history has either taught you something about yourself, what you can live without or how you want life to look going forward. I’ll definitely having some discussions around COVID-19 and what the long term impact […]

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VALENTINES DAY: SELF LOVE FOR THE WIN

This week it’s just me laying myself bare about some stuff and shooting from the hip as I like to do! Haha! Choose how you listen here! I cover my experiences with Valentines Day over the last 25 years, why I haven’t celebrated it in nearly four years as well raising the question as to […]

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What Happens In A Therapy Session ft Frontline Therapist

This week I am joined by Esther the founder of Frontline Therapist. As my regular listeners and readers will know, I am a massive advocate for talking therapy and love to have the therapists themselves to come on and talk about what they do. Choose How You Listen Here. This chat was very informative and […]

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Should Men Assume The Role As Head Of The Household?

Before I launch into this weeks topic, can I just say that the past week has been very emotionally draining.  I had some bad news pertaining to a close friend of mine and I don’t remember the last time I cried like I did. I was completely blindsided by their news and Im still trying […]

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Therapy For Black Men

This week I am joined by Larry, the founder of Through This Mind which is a platform that tries to encourage an open conversation about mental health. We discuss Larry’s own experiences with mental wellness and what steps he took to overcome the weight he was carrying around, particularly whilst he was a student. You […]

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