Author: Dionne Simpson

The Spiritual Element

Wow! Thats it! 2018 is finito! How did you spend your New Years Eve? I never usually plan to go anywhere as I like to see in the new year with people and surroundings that mean the most to me. I am very much in line with the saying, ‘start as you mean to go […]

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This Woman’s Work

A woman’s work is never done and especially one who is raising a child with additional needs. Raising a child does not come without its challenges.   Particularly as a mother, during the pregnancy stages you are constantly trying to get past each milestone whether it be week 12 or week 36.  You are never […]

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The Daddy Issue

Fathers, dads and daddy’s. For the majority of us, these titles provide a sense warmth, love and protection. For this episode and blog, I wanted to focus on fathers.  I jump at the opportunity to have an open discussion with men about their issues, because it is rarely done.  This is even more apparent in […]

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Sisterhood

Todays podcast is somewhat inspired by a Facebook group that I am a member of.  Ironically the group is called ‘In Celebration of Sisterhood’, and I do believe it does what it says on the tin. It’s an open forum of honest and witty advice from ladies of various ages, who I believe in some […]

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A Mothers Love And Compromising Your Self Care

This week has been a particularly hard week for me. I AM EXHAUSTED!! Now, I’m not for one second saying that I have it any harder than anyone else or any other mother.  I acknowledge the amazing support system I have around me, absolutely. However, with all of that, there is still some things that […]

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Man Is Man: Male Infidelity

Man is Man………… I say this with a strained face and gritted teeth.  My blood pressure slightly rises and the cultural ‘high tones’ of patriarchy kick me in the back of the head, causing a throbbing headache. The term ‘man is man’ basically concedes that men are governed by their primal instincts which they cannot […]

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Gwenton Sloley: The Survivor

I first met Gwenton Sloley back in July 2018. I was covering a Youth Summit event in Croydon on behalf of my radio station where I am a presenter.  In attendance would be a variety of speakers, MP’s, and high ranking MET officers.  It was due to be a daunting task but I was up […]

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Kelechi Okafor: Unapologetic

When my friend and artist Georgina said she had secured us a podcast interview with Kelechi Okafor, I am sure my first response was ‘Yes gyal!'(thats ‘Go girl’ for my none patois speaking readers). If I am honest, whilst I knew who Kelechi was, I would’nt say that I knew much about her.   I […]

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Colourism And Raising Children

Firstly, allow me to apologise again for the delay in this podcast coming out. I literally flew in from Antigua yesterday for a friends wedding and although I tried to hit the ground running, motherhood and life took precedence! This episode will be quite timely as Spice (Dancehall artist) has just caused a storm in […]

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Depression And My Truth

Due to the sensitive nature of this platform, it isn’t very often that the guests I interview are willing to waive their anonymity.  This can be due to many factors and of course it is respected. So it was my absolute delight when the founder of Life Essence UK not only agreed to do a […]

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