This week on the podcast Sara Pascoe talks to comedian Sophie Duker and Decolonising Contraception founder Dr. Annabel Sowemimo. They talk about depictions of race in porn, the complications of race in dating, and the awful history of the speculum.
Hello and thank you so much for listening. This weeks guests were Sophie Duker and Dr Annabel Sowemimo here are the bios of the fantastic work they are doing and where to find out more:
🍌 Sophie Duker is @sophiedukebox on Twitter and Instagram
Sophie’s show Venus
has been selling out and getting incredible reviews at The Edinburgh Fringe- be sure to check it out when it comes back to London and goes on tour as it explores the fetishisation and sexualisation of black women.
You can also catch Sophie at her regular gig Wacky Racists.
"Laugh-out loud funny" - The Telegraph. "A sparky proposition" - The Independent.
As seen on BBC2 (Mock The Week, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order), Channel 4 (Riot Girls), E4 (8 Out of 10 Cats), BBC Three and Comedy Central.
🍌 Annabel Sowemimo
Dr Annabel Sowemimo is a Community Sexual & Reproductive Health doctor having completed an MSc in Sexual & Reproductive Health Research & undergraduate study in Medical Anthropology. At medical school, Annabel assisted in developing training for medical students on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and continues to offer teaching on FGM & other Gender Based Violence. She is a contributor for online platforms including Black Ballad and gal-dem.com
writing on a range of health, social justice and cultural issues.
Annabel is founder of Decolonising Contraception a community interest company aimed at addressing the unethical history in sexual and reproductive health particularly experimentation on people of colour. Decolonising contraception is about understanding how culture and history impact these populations and effect how they experience sexual reproductive health care. Decolonising Contraception are currently crowdfunding to create the first sexual health & well-being festival for people of colour in the UK.
Annabel firmly believes that healthcare should be about empowering people with knowledge to make informed choices about their bodies. She spends her spare time campaigning on reproductive justice, NHS cuts and improving healthcare of marginalised groups. When she is not in scrubs or in clinic; she can be found at a protest with a placard!
The links to find out more are here:
🍌 In the episode we mention Lust Cinema which can be found here
🍌 And the awful treatment of Sarah Baartman, you can get an overview of that here
🍌 There was also discussion of the horrid history of the invention of the speculum which you can read about here