Episode 9 - Festive loneliness, immigration and artistic nudism

21 April 2023

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Hi y’all! Hi everybody! In this episode Trey talks with two amazing women, Esther Manito and Jaz Ampaw-Farr. They are both communicators in different ways and they have different takes on being mums. We are chatting about comedy, domesticity, reality tv and a whole lot more.

The guests around the Hope and Anchor table in this episode are:

Esther Manito was born to an English mother and Lebanese father in Saffron Walden, Essex. She studied for a BSc in Politics at London Metropolitan University, followed by a Masters in Communications. Esther Manito began performing stand-up around 2016 following a six-week writing course at London’s Camden Comedy School.She was the first female comedian to perform at Dubai Opera House, a regional finalist in 2017’s Funny Women Awards, and was a finalist in the 2019 Arab British Center’s Award for Culture. She debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe with her show Crusade in 2019. Her second full length show, #notallmen, won Best Show at Leicester Comedy Festival 2021.She also performed #notallmen at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2022. She debuted at Live at the Apollo in December 2021. She has appeared on podcasts including Evil Genius with Russell Kane,and Parenting Hell with Josh Widdicombe and Rob Beckett.

Jaz Ampaw-Farr is an expert in leadership, resilience, well-being, diversity, and inclusion. Co-founder of Human First, she has delivered over 3000 keynotes to more than one million people, and has gone viral with her TEDx Talk, The Power of Everyday Heroes, which delved into her challenging upbringing in foster care and her homelessness as a teen, a life trajectory that would have limited her potential, had it not been for a handful of teachers who supported her, allowing her to become the highly successful person she is today. When booked for speaking engagements, Jaz candidly speaks about her struggles growing up and eloquently covers topics, such as leadership, resilience, change and belonging.

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