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Woman's Hour

Shakira Martin NUS President, Endangered crafts, Vulval health

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Shakira Martin is the new President of the National Union of Students. She discusses her rise to the top and how she is proud to be described as a Black single mother from a working class family.

What is it like raising mixed race children? How important are cultural values when your child has a duel heritage? Fariba Soetan runs a parenting advice blog for mixed race families, and Laura Kirwan-Ashman, a freelance filmmaker whose work focuses on the experiences of young mixed race women.

We hear from four women involved in street prostitution in Hull. Renatta, Porscha, Jemma and Millie tell their stories which makes up part of an anthology of work called An Untold Story.

Two couples in the US discuss "embryo adoption". Rebecca and Chris Henderson from Buffalo in New York have three daughters through IVF. They donated their remaining embryos to Kelli and Dan Gassman from Oregon, and they now have a daughter and a son.

Seventeen crafts have been identified as being critically endangered according to the Heritage Crafts Association. We hear from paper marbler Victoria Hall, a horse collar maker Victoria Hetherington and Greta Bertram project manager for the Red List of Endangered Crafts.

Loujean came to the UK from Syria. She moved into the spare room of Lucy Pavia and her husband Will. Lucy and Loujean talk about what it was like to live together when they had only just met.

And we discuss how best to look after your vulval health if you are a keen cyclist from Dr Jane Sterling a Consultant dermatologist at Addenbrooke's hospital in Cambridge and who's worked with elite British cyclist.

Presented by Jane Garvey
Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor: Beverley Purcell. Show less


Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Shakira Martin
Interviewed Guest:
Fariba Soetan
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Kirwan-Ashman
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Henderson
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Henderson
Interviewed Guest:
Kelli Gassman
Interviewed Guest:
Dan Gassman
Interviewed Guest:
Victoria Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Victoria Hetherington
Interviewed Guest:
Greta Bertram
Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Pavia
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Sterling

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