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  • Summary

  • To The Woman is Audible UK's flagship podcast series for International Women's Day.

    Celebrated as "utterly gripping, brave, honest" (Sunday Times), "poignant" (Financial Times), "a heart-warming display of sisterhood" (ELLE) and "inspirational" (Grazia), season two is hosted by June Sarpong OBE – a former To The Woman (Season 1) contributor and the BBC's first Director of Creative Diversity.

    In this series, June brings together a group of exceptional women from both sides of the Atlantic to celebrate inspirational women from around the world. Each episode begins with a prompt: "To the woman …" followed by five themes – "To the woman that shaped me," "To the woman that loved me," "To the woman that heard me," "To the woman that saved me," and "To the women that surround me." What begins as a simple prompt becomes a larger narrative of love, friendship and a celebration of women.

    Contributors for To The Woman (Season 2) include: Rose McGowan, Jess Philips, Ruth Davidson, Munroe Bergdorf, Bonnie Greer, Gina Martin, Anita Sarkeesian, Jada Sezer, Rosie Jones, Helen Lederer, Laura Bates, Sinéad Burke, Miranda Kane, Nora Monsecour, Jen Agg, Zing Tsjeng, Sabrina Mafouz, Sophie Scott, Deborah Coughlin and Alix Fox.

    This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 5 episodes to your Library now.

    ©2020 Audible, Ltd. (P)2020 Audible, Ltd.
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  • Mar 2 2020

    To the Woman that Loved Me... features letters from Sabrina Mafouz (poet, performer, screenwriter and award-winning playwright of Clean and Chef); Sinéad Burke (disability advocate in fashion and British Vogue Contributing Editor); Ruth Davidson (former leader of the Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party) and Laura Bates (founder of the Everyday Sexism Project).

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    29 mins
  • Mar 2 2020

    To the Woman that Heard Me... features letters from Miranda Kane (creator of Audible’s Slaving Away, sex worker advocate and comedian); Dr Sophie Scott (neuroscientist and academic) and Helen Lederer (comedian, writer and Absolutely Fabulous actress).

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    25 mins
  • Mar 2 2020

    To the Woman that Shaped Me... features letters from Gina Martin (campaigner who successfully changed the law on ‘upskirting’); Rose McGowan (New York Times best-selling author of Brave, actress, activist); Rosie Jones (comedian and disability advocate); Nora Monsecour (professional dancer whose life inspired the Cannes-winning, Golden Globe-nominated Girl) and Jess Philips (Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley).

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    39 mins

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Elderly? Not while i draw breath!

l loved this, I have been listening to it in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, retired, feeling isolated, a bit sorry for myself, inside I feel in my 30s, so much I still want to do with my life, and yet it's people's attitudes to someone of my age that annoy me! The other day a friend made the comment re isolating yourself and said in all seriousness "you and other elderly", to say I was affronted and annoyed is to put it mildly, cheeky cow! Some of the letters have reaffirmed my belief that just because you are a woman of a certain age, you should not let others opinions, actions or beliefs lead you to act or be, less than you know you are, I have no intention of ever being "elderly" or of being who I am not just to fit in with their presumptions. if that makes me a "difficult" woman, then so be it, it has taken me a very long time to get this confident and comfortable in my own skin and I will allow no one to undermine me however well meaning they may be.

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Inspirational and comforting.

This podcast serves as a reminder of just how blooming lucky we are to be surrounded by powerful women. I listened to it during lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic and when you are already missing those closest to you, the letters feel all the more personal and really hit a nerve. I have been inspired to write to my women. To the women that matter to me. Thank you for the reminders, the inspiration and the comfort in knowing that I too am blessed with such wonderful, wonderful women.

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Empowering women book

It's a strong book, at some point felt my tears rolling down my cheeks. Strongly recommend buying it

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Inspirational and Incredible celebration of women

Just what I needed on a dreary Sunday. To the Women had me laughing, crying and thinking about and loving even more, all the incredible women in my life.

loved this

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Need tissues

I cried through most of this, reflecting on the women and from the love that surrounds me, the ones that have passed on and the ones that need to hear these letters. It is powerful and wonderful. Have a listen

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To the women

I just really enjoyed the stories .thank for sharing. brave to sharing your stories please do some more

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I needed this!

I did not realise that I needed to hear these. AMAZING I am the better for coming across this series. Thank you xx

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munroe bergdorf is not a woman

do we really need a man who's pushing a vapid hypersexualized pantomime version of our sex representing us? we are not a costume. Sick to death of men opting in to tell us how it's done. women are adult human females not the current or formerly bepenised no matter how made-up and splattered with glitter.

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to the women - wonderful podcast

really enjoyed listening to this collection of letters from women to women about there lives and relationships. highly recommended

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Great Book!

THis audiobooks described very well. Anyone can able to listen and enjoy this book very well.