On The Outskirts

On The Outskirts

By Alice Catherine & Sophia Rosemary

Welcome to 'On The Outskirts' - a podcast co hosted by Manchester bloggers Alice Catherine and Sophia Rosemary! We wanted to sit down and record our regular chats inspired by living and working on The Outskirts of the London blogging bubble. We don’t think we’re the only ones who can sometimes struggle with feeling 'out of the loop' and with that in mind, we really wanted to create a space where we can have an inclusive, honest, and open chat about a variety of subjects. This is a podcast where everyone can feel involved, so make yourself a cup of tea and pull up a seat...

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A festive farewell Q&A!

A festive farewell! We have our final chit-chat of 2020 and answer some fun festive questions served up from you guys. We hope this episode keeps you company whilst you're doing some last minute wrapping or just tucking into your fourth mince pie of the day... Things we mention in this episode: Emma (NowTV) The Grinch (Sky Movies) Nativity (Netflix) The Undoing (Sky) A Life On Screen, Hugh Grant (BBC Two) Dawsons Creek (Netflix) Alice's Christmas playlist over on Spotify Some incredible charities helping the homeless this Christmas/winter Crisis.org ShelterCentre Point The Salvation Army St Mungo'sHomeless Link Streetlink The Choose Love ShopThank you for listening to series two!(You can find us below until the next episode)www.sophiarosemary.comInstagram: @sophia_rosemarywww.alicecatherine.comInstagram: @alicecatherine Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/12/201h 5m

A series of unfortunate events, a ramble about The Crown, and the joys of shopping small!

This week we catch up after a stretch of shared bad luck! We chat about the reaction to the new Sainsbury's advert and explore the issues with the new Instagram layout. There's a big old ramble about the new series of The Crown, and an important reminder to shop small this Christmas where possible... Things we mention in this episode!JoJo Rabbit (NowTV) Official Secrets (Amazon Prime) The Crown Series Three (Netflix) Shop small & shop meaningful this festive season! The Choose Love ShopThe Oxfam Online Shop The Unicef Christmas Shop Charity Gifts Organisation Traid Craft Donation gifts The Cutest Christmas Charity Gifts & Stocking Fillers (article by Elle UK) Thank you for listening! (You can find us below until the next episode)www.sophiarosemary.comInstagram: @sophia_rosemarywww.alicecatherine.comInstagram: @alicecatherine Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/11/2049m 45s

Feeling more hopeful & lockdown 2.0 musings...

In this episode we take a huge sigh of relief and start to feel a little more hopeful about the world after some much needed positive news! We share our musings on how we are finding Lockdown 2.0 so far (and the TV shows that have been keeping us company)... Things we mention in this episode... The Undoing (Sky & NowTV) The Trial of The Chicago 7 (Netflix) Disclosure (Documentary on Netflix) UK based Children's charities to donate to (only donate if you're able & please share!) Magic Breakfast - We ensure that no child in our partner schools is too hungry to learn by providing healthy breakfast food and expert support to help identify and reach those pupils at risk of hunger.Fare Share - We believe that no good food should go to waste! We redistribute surplus food to charities that turn it into meals.Children's Society - We empower young people to make positive changes and rediscover their hope. They want a future they can look forward to and we’re here to make sure they get it. Working alongside young people, their families and community, we will not rest until together, step-by-step, we've created a society built for all children.School Food Matters - Our mission is to teach children about food and to improve children’s access to healthy, sustainable food during their time at school.Choose Love - the Choose Love shop is now back open! An amazing way to support vulnerable refugee children this winter - you can buy actual items & they get sent directly to those who need them most. Thank you for listening! (You can find us below until the next episode)www.sophiarosemary.comInstagram: @sophia_rosemarywww.alicecatherine.comInstagram: @alicecatherine Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/11/2046m 29s

We're back! A big old catch up & brushing off the podcast cobwebs...

We are back to keep you company through lockdown 2.0 after an unexpected hiatus (this ep was recorded just before the nation lockdown was announced)! This week we have a much needed catch up & brush off the podcast cobwebs... Things we mention in this episode...Rebecca (Netflix) The Queens Gambit (Netflix) Schitt's Creek Succession Out Of Love by Hazel Hayes My Thoughts Exactly by Lily Allen Thank you for listening as always - we will be back soon with our regular format for series two! In the meantime, you can find us below...www.sophiarosemary.comInstagram: @sophia_rosemarywww.alicecatherine.comInstagram: @alicecatherine Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/11/2051m 7s

The new political landscape, cancel culture vs criticism, and a positive new direction for women's health!

This week we chat a bit about the current political landscape, cancel culture vs valid criticism, and champion the new BodyForm campaign as a progressive part of the female health journey... Womb stories campaign here: https://www.bodyform.co.uk/our-world/why-our-wombstories-need-to-be-heard/Flow & Fruit Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/flowandfruit/?hl=enUnsolved Mysteries documentary on NetflixAthlete A documentary on NetflixOn The record on AmazonMiss America (BBC Iplayer series)My Life on the Road by Gloria SteinemNatives by AkalaA list of female health charities to donate to (if you're able) Well Being of Women (they invest in pioneering research for women's health): https://www.wellbeingofwomen.org.uk/donate/Every Month Manchester (helping to end period poverty in Manchester): https://www.everymonthcampaign.org/donateBloody Good Period (helping the fight against period poverty): https://www.bloodygoodperiod.com/Endometriosis UK (providing vital support services, reliable information for those affected by endometriosis.: https://www.endometriosis-uk.org/about-usMarie Stopes (providing high quality reproductive healthcare to people within the UK): https://www.mariestopes.org.uk/Women's Aid (helping women experiencing domestic abuse): https://www.womensaid.org.uk/donate/WISH (women's mental health charity): https://donate.giveasyoulive.com/donate?cid=108281&&wl=1&br=5Helen Bamber Foundation (help survivors of human rights violations): http://www.helenbamber.org/about-us/Thank you for listening! (You can find us below until the next episode)www.sophiarosemary.comInstagram: @sophia_rosemarywww.alicecatherine.comInstagram: @alicecatherine Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/08/2055m 9s

Glasto chat, noughties TV shows, and lockdown birthday celebrations...

In this episode we chat about festival blues and reminisce about Glastonbury! We gush about the new BBCiplayer series 'I May Destroy You' and discuss the importance of portraying sexual consent and sexual assault narratives on screen. We take a trip down memory lane with a well known noughties TV show & explore the problem with Lolita...Things we mention in this episodeI May Destroy You (a series on BBCiplayer)Dating Amber (film)My Dark Vanessa (a book by Katie Elizabeth Russell)Lolita & Letters to Vera (both by Vladimir Nabokov)Girl Woman Other (a book by Bernardine Evaristo)The O.C (yep, that noughties show you've probably watched before)In celebration of pride month, we are dedication this episode to Manchester PrideYou can donate to Manchester Pride here Queer Black, BAME and POC Charities, Organisations and Community Groups (list sourced via Manchester Pride)UK Black PrideUK Black Pride is Europe’s largest celebration for LGBTQ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent.Rainbow NoirRainbow Noir is a volunteer lead social, peer support and community action group, which celebrates and platforms people of colour who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer and/or Intersex (LGBTQI+).QTI Coalition of Colour QTI Coalition of Colour is a network for self-identified QTI people of colour in Cambridge.Dosti LeicesterDosti is a social & support group for South Asian and Middle Eastern lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGB&T) communities across Leicester and Leicestershire.QTIPOC NottsSocial group for LGBTQIA+ people of colour in Nottingham and surrounding areas.BAME LGBT CharityThey empower and celebrate queer people of colour in the UK.Bi’s of ColourSupport for those in the bisexual+ community who are Black and People of Colour.BlackOut UK A media platform and community organisation for and by Black Gay, Bi, Trans and/or Queer Men in the UK.COLOURS Gendered IntelligenceYouth group for black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) 13-25 year olds in London.DesiQSouth Asian LGBTQIA+ London/South East is for people of South Asian origin who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, pansexual, trans, intersex, non-binary, questioning/unsure and queer.Hidayah Providing support, education and welfare for the Muslim LGBT+ community.House of Rainbow Fosters relationships among Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer (LGBTIQ+) individualsImaanThe UK’s leading LGBTQ+ Muslim charityQueer AsiaStriving to build a global platform from which to challenge dominant ideas, forms, and representations of gender and sexualityThe NAZ Project LondonNAZ is a BAME-led sexual health agency working to address sexual health inequalities in BAME communitiesNaz and Matt Foundation This organisation tackles homophobia triggered by religion to help parents accept their children.Purple Rain Collective A collective space for BAME LGBTQ & QTIBPOC in the UK.Sarbat LGBT SikhsSarbat is a volunteer led group addressing LGBT issues from a Sikh perspective.Scotch Bonnet Scotch Bonnet is a collaborative group, working to provide alternative creative and social spaces for QTIPOC and allies.All sorts BAMER/POCYouth Network, working with young LGTBQ people aged 16-25 and advocates, listen and supports.QTIPOC BrightonQTIPOC Brighton is a group for queer, trans, and intersex people of colour in Brighton.KiKi Bristol Kiki Bristol is a space for QTIPOC.QTIPOC Healing SpaceThis space exists for queer, trans and intersex Black, Indigenous & persons of color (QTIBIPoC) to discuss how we can use our unique gifts to navigate the intersectional challenges in our individual lives and heal together as a community.QTIPOC LeedsThey provide a supportive space for LGBTQI people of colour.Our Space LeedsA community and digital art hub for QTIPoC from and around Leeds.Glitter CymruGlitter Cymru is a Cardiff based social meet-up group for Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans (LGBT+).Persian LGBTPersian LGBT Organisation, is a voluntary non for profit organisation which aims to welcome and support Asylum Seekers community from all around the world into the UK.Thank you for listening! (You can find us below until the next episode)www.sophiarosemary.comInstagram: @sophia_rosemarywww.alicecatherine.comInstagram: @alicecatherine Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/07/2052m 0s

A movement not a moment: a closer look at some anti-racism resources, uncomfortable conversations & the problem with the fashion industry...

This week we have an open and honest chat about the past few weeks, what it truly means to be anti-racist, and how we plan to learn and unlearn going forward. We discuss some of the valuable resources we have been consuming since our last episode, and unpick the urgent changes that need to be made within the fashion industry. We also discuss the importance of recognising that real social change has to stem from sustainable energy in order for us to progress long term. This is a 'movement not a moment'. Black lives always matter and we must be prepared to commit to the lifelong work ahead...Resources we discuss in this episode listed below!Documentaries & Dramas 13th Documentary on Netflix Becoming (Michelle Obama) Documentary on Netflix Sitting in Limbo - Windrush scandal drama on BBCiplayer What Happened, Miss Simone? Documentary on Netflix When They See Us (drama on Netflix)Books/reading material Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-LodgeResources by Rachel Cargle: https://linktr.ee/1thatgotawayySome articles on the links between racism and the environment The climate crisis is also a racist crisis: structural racism, inequality and climate change by Leon Sealey-Huggins Further reading on climate change and racism via Galdem Magazine Charities to donate to (if you're financially able)Black Lives Matter Black Visions CollectiveGeorge Floyd Memorial Fund Minnesota Freedom FundRun With Maud The Bail Project Reclaim The BlockCampaign Zero NAACP Legal Defence FundWomen For Political ChangeThank you for listening! (You can find us below until the next episode)www.sophiarosemary.comInstagram: @sophia_rosemarywww.alicecatherine.comInstagram: @alicecatherine Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/06/201h 3m

Tales from lockdown - TV, books, and apple crumble!

Thanks so much for tuning into series two of On The Outskirts - we hope you're all doing okay out there & we hope this first episode acts as a little bit of comfort this week... There’s no doubt that 2020 has felt particularly heavy. With this in mind, we have really been thinking about how we can utilise our platforms in a more balanced and resourceful way. Whilst our jobs are primarily about offering up content that provides escapism - we also feel a moral duty to speak up and use our privilege for the greater good. We know this is just a very small step in the right direction, but each episode of this season, we would like to dedicate the last ten minutes to a charity/cause that we feel passionately about. In light of the recent death of George Floyd and the subsequent protests across America and the rest of the world - we want to start the series off by paying respect to this and providing some useful resources in the show notes below. It’s not enough just to provide lighthearted escapism on social media at when there’s so much corruption and injustice in the world. We can’t look away or stay silent when it comes to racism - we must commit to the lifelong work that comes with being actively anti-racist. Black lives have always mattered and I think it’s important to note that anti racism is not some sort of checklist that we get to tick off. It’s a practice we have to enforce every single day so that it becomes second nature. It’s not just how we present ourselves online, it’s conversations in real life and with strangers. It’s the books on our shelves and speaking up even when it feels uncomfortable. Black lives matter way more than anxious thoughts and complacency.Some charities to donate to (if you're financially able) Black Lives Matter Black Visions CollectiveGeorge Floyd Memorial Fund Minnesota Freedom FundRun With Maud The Bail Project Reclaim The BlockCampaign Zero NAACP Legal Defence FundWomen For Political ChangeOR split a donation between 70+ community bail funds, mutual aid funds, and racial justice organizers here Offer your support by signing the below petitions!Sign the Justice for George Floyd petition here Sign the petition for Breonna Taylor hereSign the petition to prosecute the Minneapolis Police Department's officers who killed George Floyd here.Sign the petition to raise the degree for Derek Chauvin's murder charge here.Sign the petition for the UK government to condemn President Trump's response to BLM protests here.Sign the petition for British schools to implement teaching British children about black history here. Anti-racism document put together by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein - includes podcasts, books, articles & more!We also both have new blog posts up this week with much more information than we could ever squeeze into here (linked below)From Alice - Anti-racism and being a better ally: Black lives matter movement From Sophia - Understanding how we are part of the problem Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/06/201h 3m

On The Outskirts EP8 - The finale Q&A

We made it to the end of series one guys! A massive thank you to each and every one of you for listening along and being so supportive over the last few months - we can't wait to come back bigger and better with series two! In the meantime, grab yourself a cuppa and buckle up for a big old Q&A.We basically wanted this last episode to be a big chat with you lot, so thank you for asking such great questions. We appreciate you all and we really hope this podcast has helped you feel less 'On The Outskirts' in some way...  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/09/1952m 20s

On The Outskirts EP7 - Social media validation: how do you like me now?

This week we catch up ahead of Sophia heading to The Big Apple! We ramble about our recent cinema trips before getting tucked into this episode's meaty topic. Instagram are potentially getting rid of their likes feature - how will this affect small businesses and is it really all in the aid of improving mental health? How much do online careers rely on social media validation, and where do we picture ourselves in the future of it all? It’s a big one! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/08/191h 6m

On The Outskirts EP6 - Navigating the social season & the pressures of being a social butterfly

This episode we have a big old catch up after over a month apart! We chat about a scorcher of a Glastonbury, the art of sensible footwear and gush about new Stranger Things. We then get stuck into this weeks topic: navigating the social season and the millennial pressures to be here, there, and everywhere. We discuss the importance of constructing a social life that works for the individual, whilst also giving ourselves that much needed push when it counts the most!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/07/191h 10m

On The Outskirts EP5 - It’s Healthy To Talk About Women’s Health

Another Episode and another meaty topic to sink our teeth into. This episode we discuss women’s health in the boarder sense of the word because there’s just so much we wanted to mention and highlight realistically we couldn’t possibly fit it all into one show. This is a subject which is not only close to both our hearts, but one we strongly feel needs talking about more openly in order to breakdown any barriers which can often make women feel alienated and self conscious. We hope to revisit this subject again in the near future detailing much more specific topics but for now we truly hope you enjoy and possibly relate to this episode as a starting point.Sophia Rosemary X Joanie Clothing: https://joanieclothing.com/the-edit/joanie-x-sophia-rosemary-collection.htmlGirl Vs Cancer (founded by our incredible friend Lauren Mahon): https://girlvscancer.co.uk/Alice's blog posts on female health: https://www.alicecatherine.com/category/female-health/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/07/191h 5m

On The Outskirts EP4 - Praising Women in The Spotlight

In this episode we chat about a friend's wedding, the arrival of Rocket Man, and TV shows we're addicted to! We then tackle this week's meaty topic: women in the spotlight. We delve into role models both past and present, and examine what it means to be a woman in the grand old era of 2019. Whether it's on the big screen or our phone screens - we are always looking for women who shake up the rules and help redefine how women are viewed by the world. The media is such a powerful tool, but we strongly believe it's nothing without the women who help steer it in a more accepting direction. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/06/1947m 22s

On The Outskirts EP3 - Chatting With Friends About Friends

Welcome to episode 3 of On The Outskirts! We start this episode with a big chit chat about what we've been up to, exciting new ventures, what we've been watching and most importantly the perils of having a fringe. We've received such amazing feedback and a heck of a lot of questions around our friendship and so we thought this would be a really lovely, up lifting topic to discuss. Friendship is a wonderful thing- it's your support network, it makes you the person you are and it has such a huge impact on your mental health and well being. It's important so let's show it some love. Enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/06/191h 2m

On The Outskirts EP2 - Let’s Talk Body Image

Welcome back to On The Outskirts! In this episode we have a good old catch up before getting stuck into a discussion on body image. We really hope some of you can relate to our own feelings surrounding body image, and that this episode leaves you feeling uplifted. Body image is something we could talk about for hours and we definitely want to revisit this subject in future episodes... Dax Shepard - Armchair expert Podcast https://armchairexpertpod.com/podsThe Braid by Laetitia Colombani Book Club - IGTV channel (@sophia_rosemary)https://www.instagram.com/sophia_rosemary/channel/Shows mentioned: Fleabag, Game Of Thrones @alicecatherine @sophia_rosemary Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/05/1953m 49s

On The Outskirts EP1 - An Introductory Q&A

Welcome to the first ever episode of ‘On The Outskirts’. A podcast inspired by living on the outskirts of the London blogging bubble. This week we kick start things with a little Q&A so that you guys can get to know us better. We cover everything from how we met, to how we both got started in the blogging industry... Instagram handles: @sophia_rosemary & @alicecatherine  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/05/1945m 48s
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