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Kate Fleetwood, Hot Feminism, Stereotypes, Asian Women of Achievement

May 20th, 2015

Episode 237 of 985 episodes

Kate Fleetwood stars in the new musical production of High Society at the Old Vic in London - how does she follow in the footsteps of Grace Kelly and Katharine Hepburn as the socialite Tracy Lord? Grazia columnist and Times feature writer, Polly Vernon, describes herself as a Hot Feminist. She tells Jenni why she's given up on what she calls the rules on 'good' feminism and now follows the principles of 'hot feminism' - for those who care about how they look, as well as the gender pay gap; Simone Bresi-Ando is the founder of I'mPossible, a social enterprise to empower young women of colour - she'll be discussing the stereotypes which can prevent young, black women from fulfilling their potential with fitness blogger,Tashi Skervin; and Annie Zaidi says she may look like your average British Asian Muslim woman in a headscarf - but she's also a football coach. She's been nominated in the Sport Category of this year's Asian Women of Achievement Awards and discusses the challenges and triumphs of her life in football.

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