What does it take to be open to change?
In this episode of OurShelves Lucy Scholes interviews Deborah Frances-White, stand-up comedian, creator of the hit podcast and book of the same name, The Guilty Feminist, and an official ambassador of Amnesty International. From George the Poet to Mae Martin, join us for a conversation about being open to criticism, privilege, challenging your own beliefs and finding where you belong.
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On the nightstand – what books are currently on your bedside table?
Brown Baby by Nikesh Shukla
Why I am No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
How to Fail by Elizabeth Day
On your mind – a recent article or podcast that made you think
Have you Heard George’s Podcast? “It’s on us”
On repeat – a film/song or series you’ve loved lately
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Feel Good (Mae Martin)
On the wall – a photograph you treasure
A photograph of my biological great grandmother with her eldest daughter Eulalia from 1920 before they left London
Pass it on – the novel you would always recommend to friends
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
On the shelf – a book or books that made you think about feminism in a new way
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
Sex Power Money by Sara Pascoe
On the pedestal – tell us about a woman you admire
Tune in next time for more conversation about books, feminism and culture.