Bringing Humor & Diversity to Netflix with Gena-mour Barrett

For the fifth episode of We Belong Podcast, we go to the UK to meet Gena-mour Barrett, a journalist and Editorial Creative Manager at Netflix UK, where she curates the Netflix IX interview series. 

As a freelancer, Gena-mour has bylines at Elle, The Guardian, Refinery 29 and BBC Newsbeat. She was listed as one of 2019’s 30 Under 30 for Media and Marketing in Europe by Forbes and was a recipient of the 2018 Roxane Gay fellowship for a woman of colour writing fiction with Jack Jones Literary Arts.

In our conversation with Gena-mour, we dive into her personal story, her childhood in South London and her passion for writing.

We also discuss humour and satire in the media, representation and diversity in the entertainment industry and, of course, her views on Brexit!

Episode available on Apple PodcastSpotifyAnchorYoutube and at the bottom of this post.


We Belong is the podcast that gives a voice to the New Daughters of Europe. Yasmine Ouirhrane, appointed expert by the European Union and the African Union, hosts this series of conversations with young women who represent the diversity of Europe. She talks to women who are breaking stereotypes, navigating multiple identities, and challenging the conventional wisdom of what it means to belong.

As an advocate for social and gender justice in Europe, Yasmine Ouirhrane was awarded Young European of the Year 2019 by the Schwarzkopf Foundation. She was also named EDD Young Leader by the European Commission and is an expert on Peace & Security at the AU-EU Youth Cooperation Hub. She is an award-winning fellow at Women Deliver and a member of the Gender Innovation Agora at UN Women.

The Podcast is produced by Les Cavalcades.

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Inès Seddiki on Social Justice in the French Suburbs

For the first episode of We Belong Podcast, we travelled to France to meet Inès Seddiki, founder of GHETT’UP.

Inès is a young French-Moroccan activist and Corporate Social Responsibility professional living in the suburbs of Paris. In the 1980s, her parents immigrated to France in pursuit of ideals of liberty and equality. However, Inés faced injustice from a very young age, and it motivated her to take action. Since 2016, Ghett’up has impacted more than 2,000 young people in the suburbs of Paris.

In our conversation with Inès, we discussed the importance of owning our story and identities, what it means to grow up in a suburb and how to turn stigma into strength.

Episode available on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Anchor, Youtube and at the bottom of this post.


We Belong is the podcast that gives a voice to the New Daughters of Europe. Yasmine Ouirhrane, appointed expert by the European Union and the African Union, hosts this series of conversations with young women who represent the diversity of Europe. She talks to women who are breaking stereotypes, navigating multiple identities, and challenging the conventional wisdom of what it means to belong.

As an advocate for social and gender justice in Europe, Yasmine Ouirhrane was awarded Young European of the Year 2019 by the Schwarzkopf Foundation. She was also named EDD Young Leader by the European Commission and is an expert on Peace & Security at the AU-EU Youth Cooperation Hub. She is an award-winning fellow at Women Deliver and a member of the Gender Innovation Agora at UN Women.

The Podcast is produced by Les Cavalcades.

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Daniela Arango: Finding Authenticity

In this episode of The Power of Your Story Podcast, Girls’ Globe founder Julia Wiklander speaks with Daniela Arango. They talk about her journey to confidence, overcoming fears and finding authenticity. Daniela dedicates her life to strengthening others spiritually and physically. Born in Colombia, she moved to the US as a teenager and now lives with her partner in Sweden.

Early in life, Daniela had to take big responsibilities in her family as she was the eldest in the household when her parents divorced. She talks about imposter syndrome, taking on too much responsibility and panic attacks. She also shares her tools for finding balance and encourages us to be our genuine selves.

The Power of Your Story Podcast is made in partnership with SayItForward.org – the platform where every woman and girl is encouraged to share her unique story of overcoming the fears, personal beliefs, or circumstances that have held her back. In this episode, Daniela Arango talks about experiencing limiting beliefs and what confidence and courage mean for her.

“Courage is to have fear and doubts, and still go.”

Too often, women are inhibited by doubts, fears and limiting beliefs that come both from other people and ourselves. We need more visible examples of women who have experienced and overcome their own barriers. We also need more space where women can have honest conversations with one another. When we are listened to, when we realize that our voices are important, when we feel supported by others, and when we are reminded that we are not alone in our experiences, wonderful things can happen. 

Through solidarity, encouragement and inspiration, women can support one another’s self-belief. That’s why we’ve created The Power of Your Story Podcast in partnership with SayItForward.org.

“We don’t do any good in pleasing others in the way we think they want to be pleased.”

The Power of Your Story Podcast is an interview series with women from around the world and you can find it where podcasts are found! As this is a brand new podcast, we would love for you to share it with others and rate it in whichever app you use.

Gayle’s Birth Story: knowledge is power

In this episode, Gayle tells us about two very different births that took place over 20 years ago. I am, as always, amazed by how crystal clear this experience is for us – even many years later. The process and the feelings that are created are timeless and never go out of date.

“You can’t script a birth and you can’t script your life.”


The Positive Birth Story Podcast features empowering & positive stories about birth. Swedish midwife Åsa Holstein shares her in-depth knowledge of birth and speaks to brave women who share their personal stories. This is a podcast with women, for women about the super power that resides in all of us.

Find all episodes of The Positive Birth Story Podcast here.

Sharon D’Agostino: Recognizing our Common Ground

The Power of Your Story is a brand new podcast by Girls’ Globe in partnership with SayItForward.org. Say It Forward is the platform where every woman & girl is encouraged to share her remarkable and unique story. The platform focuses  of overcoming the fears, personal beliefs, or circumstances that have held her back. Through the power of storytelling, Say It Forward celebrates the strength, determination and triumphs of girls and women on their path to empowerment. Read the stories and share yours on Sayitforward.org

“When we share our stories, we are inviting other people to get to know us and to understand a bit about who we are. When we listen to their stories, we begin to see the many ways that we are similar and we recognise our common ground.”

In this very first episode you will hear from Sharon D’Agostino, who is the founder of Say It Forward. She has had a long career within the private sector and has for many years been a champion for women and girls. A few years ago she left her corporate job and started the storytelling platform Say It Forward. She has been a huge supporter of Girls’ Globe from the very beginning and we are grateful and thrilled to be collaborating with her wonderful organization. Sharon meets the world with love, and has a very humbling and powerful effect on others. We are in awe of the way she supports women and commits her life to sharing other’s stories. 

Talking to Sharon is Julia Wiklander, founder of Girls’ Globe. They speak about overcoming doubts, building confidence and finding your inner voice.  

“Throughout my life I have been really interested in the ways that women and girls navigate the challenges and opportunities they face because they were born female.”

The Power of Your Story Podcast is an interview series with women from around the world and you can find it where podcasts are found! As this is a brand new podcast, we would love for you to share it with others and rate it in the podcast app you use.

“Every single person I have ever met, I know that she is more amazing than she or he believes.”

Be inspired by Sharon’s journey and message to find your own strength within in this episode of The Power of Your Story Podcast.

Connie’s Birth Story: voicing your fear and letting it out

“I really just feel like, ‘I did that?! I can do anything.'”

In Episode #19 of The Positive Birth Story Podcast, Connie shares her beautiful story. She talks about the power we hold inside of ourselves, explaining that it’s a power so strong it can feel frightening to come face to face with it during labour.


The Positive Birth Story Podcast features empowering & positive stories about birth. Swedish midwife Åsa Holstein shares her in-depth knowledge of birth and speaks to brave women who share their personal stories. This is a podcast with women for women about the super power that resides in all of us. Find all episodes of The Positive Birth Story Podcast here.