Our Perspectives Podcast episodes delve into topics related to FGM, honour-based abuse and body image. Listen to our team in conversation with survivors and experts, talking passionately about how we can all work towards ending harmful practices and support our friends and families who may be going through traumatic experiences.
In our first series, we have four episodes.
In this episode, Oxford Against Cutting’s Monica and Kate C are joined by campaigners, Payzee Mahmod and Sunny Angel, along with Oxford Against Cutting colleagues, Rubie and Sobia. The team talks about “honour”-based abuse and forced marriage. You’ll hear about lived experiences and the campaigners’ drive to end forced marriages and ensure others don’t suffer.
Oxford Against Cutting hosts Monica and Kate are joined by campaigners Hoda and Hibo. They talk about female genital mutilation, also known as FGM and education. You’ll be surprised to hear the myths that are associated with this harmful practice!
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Trigger warning: this episode covers topics of a sensitive nature including explicit descriptions of FGM. This podcast is age-appropriate for 16+
Oxford Against Cutting hosts Monica and Kate are joined by campaigners Dr Maz Idriss, Matt from the Naz and Matt Foundation and Lucky Roy Singh. Listen to this empowering conversation where they talk about how this campaigning is leading them to reclaim the word “shame” for male victims of “honour”-based abuse.
Articles & Books:
Abused by the Patriarchy: Male Victims, Masculinity, “Honor” – Based Abuse and Forced Marriages by Maz Idriss
Take a Walk in My Big Indian Heels: Mr Singh’s Diary by Lucky Roy Singh
Trigger warning: this episode covers topics of a sensitive nature including references to suicide and domestic abuse. This podcast is age-appropriate for 16+
In this episode, Oxford Against Cutting hosts Monica and Kate talk about body image and the pressures of social media. They are joined by Darius Smith and Dr Sita Madaan, along with our OAC colleagues, Dot and Nesreen.
Does social media influence the way we look at our own bodies?
Trigger warning: this episode covers topics of a sensitive nature including bullying. This podcast is age-appropriate for 16+
In this episode, Monica and Kate, along with Tom, CEO of Elmore, speak to Imran Manzoor of Breaking the Silence. They talk about Gender-power dynamics and Socialisation within diverse communities.
Imran Manzoor – Breaking the Silence
Trigger warning: This episode covers topics of a sensitive nature including childhood abuse, trauma, domestic abuse and faith abuse. This podcast is age-appropriate for 16+