Woman's Hour

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Model Adwoa Aboah is a firm favourite on all the big catwalks and has recently appeared on the cover of American Vogue, with models such as Liu Wen, Ashley Graham, and Gigi Hadid. But behind her successful career, she has suffered from years of depression and drug abuse. She speaks to Jenni about her battles with addiction and explains why she...

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Parenting: Sleep

June 21st, 2017

The weather is hot and the evenings are bright, so how do you cope with babies and children who can’t sleep? We hear from Emily-Jane Clark who has written a blog and a book about baby sleep problems and Andrea Grace who gives advice to parents. Andrea says: “no extremes, no hardlines and it depends on the child”.

After a disappointing general election, three terror attacks in as many weeks and criticism over her handling of the Grenfell Tower fire - Theresa May's critics are calling her future into question. Dame Caroline Spelman MP entered Parliament in 1997, the same year as the Prime Minister. Dame Spelman is here to talk about her friend and...


Willow-weaving, Time, Sleep

June 20th, 2017

We announced the 12 finalists of the Woman's Hour Craft Prize in May and now it's time to meet the makers. First up is Laura Ellen Bacon, who weaves willow into huge, sometimes nest-like, installations that emerge from buildings or inhabit public spaces. She joins us in the studio, with some willow, to tell us about her inspirations. Are you...