Begin The World Over Again

Inspiring Women and Women Who Are Inspiring

During covid 19 lockdown Sarah Llewellyn was commissioned by Walk the Plank and the Working Class Movement Library to create this piece for the Begin The World Over Again podcast project.

Featuring interviews with Rebecca Long Bailey, Sarie Mairs Slee, Liz Pugh and many other girls and women with a connection to Salford and fascinating archive materials from the working class movement library.

Part 1: ‘She had a political impact, a caring impact and she gave me confidence’

Question: Is there a girl or woman who is part of your family, friendship group, or your local community who inspires you and why?

Part 2: ‘Speaking Out is The Power’ 

Question: Women have the right to vote, can you think of any issues still facing women in terms of equality?

Part 3: ‘It only takes us to sit and not speak to be colluding’

Question: Can you think of a time when you have been confronted by inequality because you are female? How did you deal with this moment, how did it make you feel?

More spoken word pieces by Sarah

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Sarah worked with Helen Jackson from WCML on this project, Walk The Plank’s Ben Turner was production co-ordinator with additional production by Siân Roberts and the episode is introduced by Reece Williams.

Trailer for the podcast

We dedicated these episodes to Assia Shah, who died suddenly on the 14th Nov 2020. A truly inspirational woman who has contributed so much to this project.

Assia was active in politics and a strong family woman. Her career included work as a probation officer, a social worker, an educator, and as Muslim chaplain at Salford Royal Hospital.

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We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to all the girls and women who contributed their time, words and thoughts to this project.

Amna Abdullatif, Sheila Foster, Erin Jackson, Mandy Lee, Rebecca Long Bailey, Sairi Mairs Slee, Daniella ManuKeri Muldoon, LizPugh, Walk the Plank, Assia Shah,Sonia Tiernan, Vivien Walsh, Gaynor Winstanley and Evie, Lejane, Peighton – members of Little Hulton Youth Unity.