For the latest Forever Forwards episode, the group chat to Jenny Simmons, founder & editor of Manon, an independent football magazine. Jenny is an Out of Homie, whose voice can be heard during the intro of every episode! Jenny speaks on how France 98 (7:00) was the moment she fell in love with football and how that shaped her life from that point on. Jenny breakdowns how Manon came to be (8:05) which started out as a website with photography of the beautiful game and then how it developed into a full mag about females in football. Jenny looks back on her roots and her career playing in Durham at the National Women’s Football Academy for two years (15:12) and then moving to the US on a full scholarship for university, at the age of 18 (17:22). Obama pops up in the convo which leads Jenny to speak about her mixed heritage (22:49) and she then discusses the transition of moving back to London after her studies in America (25:02). To cap things off, Jenny gets in-depth about the mag (40:27) and then discusses the importance of owning the narrative (51:35).
Jenny is full of joy and passion, making for an inspiring and heart-warming conversation.
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