Becoming You

Becoming You

Welcome to Becoming You! on these podcasts, I speak with some old and new friends from different industries about how their creativity has helped change their lives and communities. You will hear from everyday people on how tapping into their creativity has brought them to where they are now.


April 2, 2021 18 min
Dec 2013 I was 8.5 months pregnant, I had an invitation to do a Ted talk (TedxEuston) earlier in the year, and to be honest I didn’t think about what my state would be come December, on the day as soon as I finished speaking I received a big kick of approval. In this episode I share the story that sparked ‘Becoming’ because when my friend saw this Ted Talk, and suggested to help me develop it into a solo piece.

On the 31st March I ...
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In part 2 Lanre and I continue our conversation from last week, and further delve into exploring creativity we discuss the importance of opening up to learning different skills, expanding and broadening the scope of our creativity, which builds us up as artists.

What You Will Learn:
• How to look for the answer that’s already inside of you.
• How to find a nurturing family to be loved and supported so you can grow as a creative.
• The ...
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In this episode of Becoming You, we have Lanre, a musician, a creative and an accountant. She talks about the importance of having support from family as a creative and enjoying the journey of life without rushing.

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In this episode of Becoming You, we hear from Diana Yekinni.
Diana talks about her story growing up in London,
Winning a Nollywood movie competition we learn
about the life behind the work, the rejection and the importance of taking a break.
Diana dives into the lessons she’s learned as a creative, and embracing her beautiful blackness in an industry that has a set standard of beauty that the masses follow.
If you’re looking to get into...
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In this episode of Becoming You, we continue our conversation from part 1 with Amy. She talks about the importance of being a supportive and safe parent for your children.

Author - The New Mum's Notebook, The Not-So-New Mum's Notebook and The School Mum's Notebook
Freelance writer and blogger
Surviving Motherhood - blog
Notebooks For Mums - sanity saving journals
Amy Ransom Writes - independent publishing
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How is your creativity inspiring you to become more of you? It is important to allow yourself to bask in your creative ideas and get to understand who you are without the influence of society.

In this episode of Becoming You, I speak with Amy Ransom, a book and journal writer, a blogger and mum of 3. Amy opens up about her creative journey and the things that inspire her art.

Listen in to learn the importance of questioning patterns ...
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September 4, 2020 38 min
Nadine Sylvester is a Psychotherapist specialising in Art Therapy. She uses her skills and expertise to unravel the complex issues in life through psychotherapy and arts.

Nadine has a background of over 20 years in Local Government; managing people and managing relationships as a key element. Nadine consolidated her experiences and studied Psychotherapy; after volunteering as a primary school Play Therapist with the charity Place2Be...
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August 27, 2020 34 min
Tola Okogwu is a journalist and author of the ‘Daddy Do My Hair’ picture book series. The books were inspired by the relationship between her husband and daughters and are designed to challenge some of the perceptions and preconceptions around race and gender roles within parenting. Her books have become an excellent way of encouraging diversity and inclusion from an early age. Having children from all ethnicities enjoy the books m...
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In this episode I speak with Michael Olatuja. A bassist, composer and bandleader. He shares his journey from London to New York and the in betweens, we had a great conversation. Enjoy!

Episode links:
IG: MichaelOlatuja
Facebook: Michael Olatuja & Lagos Pepper Soup
OUT Now! - Lagos Pepper Soup
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In my very first episode, I speak with my daughter, Anthonia who was 2 years into her nursing degree when she decided to give it all up and pursue something else. She opens up about the challenges she faced and how her creativity helped to find a solution.

Episode Links. | @anthoniia.e
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