All Episodes of Gen X Voices
Giving Gen X women opportunities to be heard, talking about their life journeys so far and what they’re passionate about.
*Will almost definitely contain swearing*
How to gather your Pillars of Support with Abi Sea
Abi is a self-confessed collector of excellent humans from different areas of her life. She’s a relationship builder, a happy mum, wife, daughter and friend. With her content coaching business, she works with women who inspire her, empowering them to find the right words and show up online.
We talk about having pillars of support throughout life and putting love out into the world, inspired by the incredible bonds she had growing up with her young, single mum and family (big shout-out to Carol!). We chat about having friendships with people who can call you out on your shit as well as how she got through redundancies, making peace with our past selves and self-doubt about being a good parent herself.
You can find Abi all over the internet:
The WWW: www.seachangecreativecontent.com
Season 1, Episode 7 | 55mins
What’s Gen X Voices all about?
We start off this series with Dr Clare Forder, chatting with her about Gen X being the transitional generation of tech and social media. In this 30 minute chat, we cover who we are as Gen X women, how this series can develop, social media and cyberbullying for our kids (not mine, just the entire generation’s!), marches, politics, gender equality, community. Likes and positive comments/shares welcome.
Some swearing throughout. Full copyright belongs to Susan B. Bentley 2020. Original music copyrighted.
Embracing inconvenience and the art of polite protest with Suzi Warren
Suzi is a London based artist who worked in advertising for 20 yrs before starting her own business, Twisted Twee in 2003, making items of practical lunacy. Suzi is the creator of polite protests, becoming a human billboard to express her reaction to political and social events. She’s currently selling her masks online at twistedtwee.co.uk as well as the fantastic hag range, reclaiming words used to describe older women. You can find Suzi on Instagram and Twitter. Likes and positive comments/shares welcome.
Being a nomadic educator with Lou Mycroft
I chat with Lou Mycroft. Lou is a nomadic educator and a true Generation X outsider. Adopted into a loving family in the Yorkshire coalfield, Lou grew up during the Thatcher years and raised for a life that wasn’t there anymore. Although she struck a few poses it wasn’t until she was an independent parent in her 30s that she found her identity as a thinker. These days, Lou works on a range of projects, each of which practice affirmative ethics of joy. She is one of further education’s #DancingPrincesses💃 a Thinking Environment specialist and has just submitted her PhD. She still dances like no-one is watching, even if they are, and she totally believes that her son’s generation will save the earth for humanity.
Fangirl flailing and revisioning male stereotypes with Sara Dobie Bauer
Sara is a bestselling romance author and mental health / LGBTQ advocate with a creative writing degree from Ohio University. You can find out more about Sara at her author website: SaraDobieBauer.com and Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram as saradobiebauer.
Sara’s latest book, Abstract Love, is available from Amazon.
Content warning for mental health and suicide discussion.
The ‘Andness’ of life and saving the planet one piece of litter at a time with Jo Moseley
Jo is a mum of two sons and lives by the Yorkshire Dales in the UK. She’s a beach cleaner, joy encourager and midlife adventurer.
In August 2019, Jo became the first woman to SUP (stand up paddleboard) coast to coast 162 miles along the Leeds Liverpool Canal, picking up litter, fundraising and raising awareness of the problems of single use plastic.
Owning your own Power with Star Monroe
I chat with Star Monroe, the midlife revolution coach and psychotherapist.
Star talks openly with me about being through hell and back in her life with eating disorders, cocaine addiction, alcoholism and codependency. She’s also spent 30+years teaching in the health and wellness arena including being a yoga teacher, pilates instructor and pole dancing trainer.
You can find out more about Star on her Instagram at msstarmonroe where you should definitely follow her – her Instagram Lives and Stories are sensational!
Content warning: swearing, discussions of addictions, eating disorders and codependent relationships.