During this time of lockdown, when things are hanging in the balance and who really knows what is going to happen next with the Coronavirus, we here at Earth Sea Love with our Black Nature projects, Wayfinding and Black Nature in Residence, are working to find ways of bringing the natural world closer. There maybe social distancing and limited access to places in the British countryside, at the moment, but there is still a deep need and necessity to continue the great work that we’ve started and continue to introduce People of the Global Majority (PGM) settled in the North East of England to experiences within the Great Outdoors on our doorsteps.
One way we’re trying to do this is through the development of the Earth Sea Love podcast, which will be focusing on Black Women’s relationship with nature. We’ve been working with groups of women and girls for over a year now, offering opportunities for them to develop deeper relationships with Mother Nature. It is time that we start sharing their stories regarding how nature has had a healing influence upon their lives.
000 – The Trailer
An introduction to what The Earth Sea Love Podcast is about.
001 – The First Episode – An intimate conversation with Anita Wan about growing plants and allotments.
Welcome to the first episode of The Earth Sea Love Podcast. I hope this time sees you well.
We’re so excited about sharing our conversations with women of colour and their relationship with nature with you.
This was such a juicy conversation with Anita Wan. It was such a pleasure to listen back to this recording and smile and laugh along at the memory of it.
002 – Personal Narrative from Sheree Mack, pt.1
It doesn’t seem right, Sheree Mack talking to other women of colour about their relationships with nature without her being open and honest about her connection with nature.
003- A Conversation with Jane Odegha about the group African Women’s Voices and Food.
Lovely to see you back here. I hope you’re keeping well. Today I’m bringing to you another wonderful conversation with Jane Odegha. We met a few years ago, at a funding event, and have kept in touch since, trying to bring about mutual projects and events.
004 – Personal Narrative from Sheree Mack, pt.2
Hello, hello, hello
How are you? So good to see you back here again listening. Today’s episode is short but full. Another part in the series of episodes exploring Dr. Sheree Mack’s relationship with Nature.
She explores here childhood in Bradford and Newburn, and how the seed of being a Flaneuse were sown.
005 – An intimate conversation with Hiranya de Alwis Jayasinghe exploring nature and spirituality
Hey hey hey listeners
Good to see you back here coming to get your nature connection fix from The Earth Sea Love Podcast. The response to this fledgling podcast has been awesome and it truly appreciated. Do we feel the pressure now that we know so many of you are listening. Hell no.
006 – Coming back: we’ve been building our power
In this returning episode, your host Sheree Mack gives a candid exploration of why The Earth Sea Love Podcast has been silent.
007- Reconnecting with Nature for Mental Health and Healing with Shirley-Anne Bingham
Hello and welcome back to our vital and stimulating conversations with women of colour about nature. This episode taps into the mental health benefits of reconnecting with nature with Shirley-Anne Bingham. We’re so lucky here at The Earth Sea Love Podcast to know and love such a wonderful, wise and beautiful woman. Enjoy the first full podcast episode of October 2020.
008 – An Intimate Conversation with Olwen Wilson about Visual Journalling and Claiming Joy
As promised we’re bringing you another episode within the week. And it’s another good one as we connect with Olwen Wilson. Olwen is a women we admire and who inspires us to show up daily for ourselves. Olwen is badass. And we’re so excited and honoured to have her voice added to The Earth Sea Love Podcast family.
This episode is a happy accident. Through trying to record the introduction for the next episode, 010 with Betsy Perez, Sheree just talked for England. And before she knew it, she was 25 minutes in.
010 – Talking about sexual reparenting and healing with Betsy Perez
This is the second episode released today. Both episodes are linked as they attempt to introduce you to our special guest Betsy Perez. But the words just kept on coming. So sit back and enjoy this episode with the wonderful Betsy Perez.
This episode has been moved up the queue so once you’ve listened to it you can jump onto Betsy’s offering happening Sunday 18 October 2020. Celebrate the Origins Workshop, where you’ll get the opportunity to learn how to listen to our bodies an discover your own unique origins stories from the carnal to the cosmic. Go check it out via the link above.
011 – Exploring the dark night of the soul and nature with Makeda Pennycooke
We’re back with another super deluxe episode for you to get your ears and hearts around. Recorded in June with the wonderful Makeda Pennycooke, this episode still holds nuggets of wisdom relevant to the here and now.
012 – Swimcaps and hair and power and Sheree Mack
This is our last episode of The Earth Sea Love Podcast for the month of October. This is from our host, Dr Sheree Mack.
013- Writing on Leaves with Niveen Kassem
This next episode was recorded at the back end of June 2020, but it’s still so relevant today, as here in England we enter our second national lockdown. Keeping a relationship going with nature is still so very much a life line, as Dr. Niveen Kassem shares in this episode.
014 – An Open and Honest Conversation about Racism, Nature and Camping with Jola Olafimihan – part 1
This episode is split into two parts. This is part one, where we meet Jola Olafimihan and find out about the difference between being a black body in Nigeria to being a black body in the U.K.
015 – An Open and Honest Conversation about Racism, Nature and Camping with Jola Olafimihan – part 2
Recorded over the summer, we bring you this amazing episode with Shaira Begum, a British Bangladeshi living in Tower Hamlets, who is a dynamic force working within Green Care for South Asian Women who have suffered domestic abuse.
Theme music for all podcast episodes: URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Black_Ant/Joanna_Preciado/Mother_Earth
Podcast funded by National Heritage Lottery Fund