Lucy-Anne Holmes

Episode 5,  Sep 12, 2021, 07:00 AM

This episode is all about SEX.

Oh, hello. That caught your attention didn’t it? A bit like the naked women on page 3 used to before our inspirational guest Lucy-Anne Holmes, in a moment of clarity, saw how exploitative and denigrating it was towards women. She started a revolution which, after two years of relentless campaigning, led to Rupert Murdoch pulling the 40-year-old feature from the Sun newspaper for good.

She tells us all about her journey to success and that future-changing campaign, as well as another personal mission she embarked upon to unlock the secrets and nuances of her own sexual identity, which she shared with the world in her memoir - a veritable trail-blazer to the feminism we see around us now in our everyday life.

We talk by turns about religion, motherhood, and of course mortality and how she wants to be remembered.  And we laughed.  A lot.  We hope you will too.

Thank you for listening to our podcast.

Credits:
* Music composed and arranged by Mark Melville: markmelvillemusic.com

* Created and presented by Raz Shaw and Hannah Harris

* Edited by Hannah Harris

* Extract from Don't Hold My Head Down by Lucy-Anne Holmes, read by Lucy-Anne herself

* Feeling Good written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, sung by Lucy-Anne Holmes, and then by Nina Simone