Poor Lass is a podcast and zine about real life experiences from the mouths of legit working class people. Hosted by Em Ledger and Seleena Laverne Daye
Episode 13: AMA - A Middle Class Person w/ Guest Kathleen17/10/2020 Duração: 02h04min
Welcome to a bumper BIG BOY TWO HOUR episode of Poor Lass. This episode features special guest Kathleen who is a LEGIT middle class person. Wild eh, who'd a thought?! Kathleen is a friend of ours who we feel 'gets it' and she's always been good to chat through class stuff with. We thought it would be cool to chat through some things for an episode to highlight how chatting to family, friends, colleagues etc about class can be done respectfully and honestly and how important it is to not just stay in our own bubbles. Not gonna lie, it gets intense, it's crazy honest and shows us all how vital conversations like these are. We talk about buying houses, inheritance tax, covering up privilege for punk points, smoke and mirrors on class chats despite being politically bang on in other areas, talking about money on both sides, inter-class relationships and also parenting, posh school vs state school and SO MUCH MORE. This is a long one so get that tea brewed, get some biscuits on the go and get stuck in!
Episode 12: Going Back 2 Skool - Education Special06/09/2020 Duração: 01h37min
It's that time of year, you're either absolutely buzzin to get back to school with your new shoes & stationery or you're devvo'd. In this episode we chat through our own education journeys, our qualifications and where they led us. We discuss how being working class affects your education, catchment area politics, period poverty, EMA (we're in our 30s OK!), the impact teachers have, free school dinners / uniforms and how having positive working class professional role models or seeing people like you succeed works wonders for aspiration
Episode 11: How Working Class People Speak09/08/2020 Duração: 01h29min
We're back for another chat, this time on speech. We talk about the ways working class people speak, regional accents, how accents and dialect are a big part of our culture and also carrying on traditions and stories, code switching, we tackle the use of academic language especially in political spaces and how alienating it can be, we discuss the concept of ebonics and appropriation and as always chuck in a bunch of daft stories!
Episode 10: Working Class Foods19/07/2020 Duração: 01h32min
We finally did it - we made a food episode! We've been asked for probably the whole 8yrs we've been doing Poor Lass to do a print zine issue or a podcast episode on food and we just never got round to it. We were clearly making a big mistake though as instagram went legit mad when we posted it would be the next episode. So get ready for some serious talk of Billy Bear meat, Fray Bentos pies, condiments as meal staples, how Jack uses his cutlery in Titanic, what you had in your packed lunch at school and family traditions for meal times. We also talk about what foods you and others thought of as posh - which also crosses into a discussion on the ignorance of the white working class lens eg. eating a limited palette and thinking everything is 'foreign' to what it's like to grow up in the UK when your parents aren't and the foods you eat being described as weird or posh when they really aren't! To join in the discussion on social, head to instagram.com/poorlasszine
Episode 9 - A Black Lives Matter Special w/ Guest Melissa21/06/2020 Duração: 01h20min
For this episode we welcome our special guest Melissa who along with Seleena is part of Over Here Zine Fest which is a not-for-profit event showcasing the work of Black / Asian / BAME / POC zine makers, artists, writers and activists. We talk about feelings over the last few weeks, how it feels to be black in a world where suddenly everyone is talking on behalf of you as if you're not in the room, how racism hasn't suddenly just been discovered and is not new, the current state of social media platforms, how working class and middle class people approach things differently, what the future could look like and where to find joy in such a difficult and intense time
Episode 8 - Finding Your Place & Taking Up Space30/05/2020 Duração: 01h35min
Episode 8 is us avin a chat about what feels like it isn't for you as a working class person. How you navigate that stuff and the idea of taking up space. We cover fitting into the art world; being present in galleries and openings and what you need to do to be a 'proper artist.' We chat about the hobbies and interests we like in our own way whether we have a degree in in or not (and hypothetical dinner party awkwardness with subject matter 'experts'). We talk about architecture, certain types of music, restaurants and hotels, the theatre / opera / ballet, using a knife and fork the right or wrong way, own brands vs brand purchases and....electric toothbrushes!
Episode 7 - Class & Housing / Collab with Rachael from Tenants Union UK18/04/2020 Duração: 58min
Episode 7 is a special collaborative episode in conjunction with Tenants Union UK. Our special guest is Rachael who you'll remember joined us to talk about Reclaim and also appeared on Em's panel at Poor Lass LIVE! Find out more about rental unions, how to join and what they can offer. We talk all things housing intersecting with class and identity. How that bloody coronavirus is affecting housing at the moment, rent freezes, power dynamics between landlords and tenants and more. Plus the usual avin a good chat and a laugh
POOR LASS - Episode 6 - Coronavirus and Unions / Guest: Holly Casio24/03/2020 Duração: 01h18min
Episode Six is all about the bloody coronavirus. Mad we have this as a title but you know what, this shit is disproportionately affecting working class people so we need to say it. How can we help eachother? What's going down and how can our communities get through it? Our special guest, the excellent Holly Casio also joins us to talk about unions, how you can (should) join one, what it all means explained in a way we all understand. With the usual Poor Lass LOLZ throughout, we promise it's not all doom and gloom!
PoorLassLIVE: The LIVE Episode - Working Class Heroes07/09/2019 Duração: 49min
Join Em & Seleena for their first ever LIVE episode recording with special guest Laura Swithenbank! The theme of this episode is - Working Class Heroes - set to a backdrop of over 100+ slides of amazing working class people we love. Recorded in front of a live audience at Federation, Manchester 17th August 2019. Features some beef on Caitlin Moran, if you were a Take That or East 17 fan, if you knew Cilla was a tory or not, which good or bad eggs are from your home town and loads more daft stuff
PoorLassLIVE: Identity Panel w/ Em, Iqra, Rachael & Sade07/09/2019 Duração: 01h03min
Join Em for her panel on Identity at PoorLassLIVE! She is joined by Iqra Choudhry, Sade Mica & Rachael Catherine. They discuss being read as working class, how class shapes your identity, discussing class with friends and family, how race determines how people read your class, adjusting to university and social mobility
PoorLassLIVE: Arts & Culture Panel w/ Seleena, Alison & Jack07/09/2019 Duração: 40min
Join Seleena at Poor Lass LIVE as part of her panel on Arts & Culture. Joining her is Jack Fallows & Alison Erika Forde. Both are working class artists and they discuss how identifying as an 'artist' makes them feel, earning a living, existing in arts spaces as a working class person and all their top tips!
PoorLassLIVE: INTRO at The Federation, Manchester UK - 17.8.201907/09/2019 Duração: 10min
Join Seleena and Em LIVE in Manchester UK for an all day event - PoorLassLIVE! This intro features them jogging in, ahem, looking awkward and standing up in front of a lot of people and explaining what all this is all about. Let's be real though, the audience was just buzzing to run and pick up a free crisp sandwich!
POOR LASS - Episode 5 - Fashion03/01/2019 Duração: 01h06min
Poor Lass is a zine and podcast created by Em Ledger & Seleena Laverne Daye. It focuses on real life experiences from the mouths of legit working class people. Episode 5's theme is FASHION. We talk about legitimacy, appropriating working class culture and masquerading when it suits, buying your gear out the catalogue for 33p a week, gold jewellery, 'work wear' and more
POOR LASS - Episode 4 - Mo Money, Less Problems03/11/2018 Duração: 01h14min
Poor Lass is a zine and podcast created by Em Ledger & Seleena Laverne Daye. It focuses on real life experiences from the mouths of legit working class people. Episode 4's theme is MONEY. We talk about how to make, manage and save it as well as what to do to improve credit, how to hustle and Em shares her own experience of bankruptcy
POOR LASS - Episode 3 - Young People & Visibility w/ Rachael from Reclaim18/03/2018 Duração: 35min
Poor Lass is a zine and podcast created by Em Ledger & Seleena Laverne Daye. It focuses on real life experiences from the mouths of legit working class people. Episode 3 welcomes Rachael from RECLAIM, a Manchester based project focusing on young working class people. We discuss gentrification, Big Asda, the idea of girlboss, being talking about or on behalf of, what it means to make it and estate life.
POOR LASS - Episode 2 - Children of Immigrants18/03/2018 Duração: 54min
Poor Lass is a zine and podcast created by Em Ledger and Seleena Laverne Daye. It focuses on real life experiences from the mouths of legit working class people. Episode 2 is about the experience of class from the perspective of being the child of an immigrant. Seleena's dad is from Jamaica and she chats to our two guests Kirby (Ghana) and Melissa (St Lucia/Venezuela)on everything from North/South working class traits, Wakanda, Desmonds, revisiting the country your family is from and class differences from there to the UK, The Good Immigrant and more.
POOR LASS - Episode 1 - Introduction31/12/2017 Duração: 55min
Poor Lass is a podcast hosted by Em Ledger and Seleena Laverne Daye about real life experiences from the mouths of legit working class people. Episode 1 is an introduction to who we are, what the project is about and the print zine collection we've been publishing since 2012.