Hear Her Voice: Express Yourself ft Lliana Bird & Self Esteem
Hear Her Voice
In the first episode of Hear Her Voice, Laura Whitmore is joined by her special guests, Self Esteem and Lliana Bird, to discuss how female musicians have expressed themselves through music, addressing how they relate to celebrating their sexuality, confronting their body image and analysing their place in the world through their songs.
Together they explore how taboo-breaking female musicians have used both their lyrics and their visuals to empower women and take control of their sex and sexuality, making the private - public, expressing their sexuality on their own terms and destigmatising female sexual desire over the decades.
Self Esteem is the experimental solo pop project of Rebecca Lucy Taylor. Her debut album under the name Self Esteem, ‘Compliments Please’, was released in 2019 and Self Esteem’s second and latest album, ‘Prioritise Pleasure’ was released in October 2021. The Guardian, The Sunday Times and Gigwise all ranked ‘Prioritise Pleasure’ as the best album of 2021. And the Guardian also named Self Esteem’s song ‘I Do This All The Time’ as the best song of 2021.
Lliana Bird, aka Birdy, is a Radio host / DJ on Radio X (Xfm). She’s the host and creator of #LazyMumRecipes @llianabird on Instagram and host and co-creator of feminist podcast ‘Get it Off your Breasts’, and the science podcast ‘Geek Chic’s Weird Science’. Author of the book ‘The mice who sing for sex: and other weird tales from the world of science’.
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Laura Snapes is one of the foremost music journalists in the UK. Currently deputy music editor at The Guardian, she has also held roles as features editor for NME and associate editor at Pitchfork.Episode Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5JMerK8ZoqUjXfyZmsB71F?si=278dab23764f47a0