Alka and Krisha, an aunt and niece team exploring stories of inspirational change, Covering lifestyle, professional, transformational, and life interruptions. Uplifting and inclusive, celebrating the good that comes out of the scariest of changes.
Another 15 amazing guests!
Empowering, uplifting and reflective are just some of the words Krisha and Alka and our plethora of guests have used to describe the Changing Platforms Podcast and community. Celebrating a phenomenal 4 seasons, Krisha and Alka reflect on what has been a beautiful learning journey and bid farewell to Krisha as a Changing Platforms host. Tune in to hear the aunt and niece's reflections as well as two of their favourite songs.
We are delighted to share Author Alicia Young’s life experiences with you. From being a television journalist, contributing to newsrooms around the world, to meeting Mother Teresa, to volunteering in a hospice and leprosy hospital in India. The author of seven award-winning nonfiction books, in this episode Alicia shares so much from her global travels, from being an egg-donor, not just once but twice, to her outer-body experiences, she will leave you wanting to hear more.
Saving lives for over 18 years, Peter McDonald-Smith has received two commendations for bravery. A retired firefighter, trainer, manager, and vice-chair of United Minds in the London Fire Brigade, Peter has coached police officers and detectives in over ten forces to be effective listeners, leaders, and problem solvers. An incredible storyteller and author, also working full time as a people leadership coach, take a listen to this inspirational new year episode to learn more from our guest Peter
Seeing his 14-year-old daughter Kitty suffering with depression, Al felt helpless. One morning, he baked a fresh loaf of bread, generously buttered a slice with love, and handed it to Kitty hoping it would make her feel better. Today, Al & Kitty own their own business the Orange Bakery. They also published a book together called Breadsong. In Kitty’s words, “We all need good bread”. Putting her words in to actions, Kitty created ‘Kitty’s Kits’ and ‘Breaducation’. With over 140,000 Instagram foll
Known for We Are Lady Parts (2021), Royal Shakespeare Company: The Tempest (2017) and Halcyon Heights (2016) and much more. Sarah Kameela Impey is a perpetual learner and course addict. She has been professionally acting for 12 years while also pursuing energetic healing by becoming a reiki and sound meditation facilitator. We are delighted to be featuring Sarah on Changing Platforms.
Sujata Day is a South Asian American actress, model, screenwriter and director, best known as CeeCee in the Issa Rae web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl and Sarah in Insecure. Challenged by the Covid-19 pandemic, in 2020 Sujata made her directorial debut with the comedy-drama, Definition Please. We had a wonderful conversation with Sujata about the film industry, how failure often finds the best art and so much more.
A featured expert on the Netflix show ‘The Principles of Pleasure, Dirty Lola, is a sex educator and speaker. Lola began her journey by sharing personal discoveries with polyamory and kink online. In this educational episode we learn about the importance of sex education and breaking the barriers when it comes to stigma and shaming surrounding sex and sexuality.
Featured in the 2021’s BBC’s 100 Women list, In 2013, Barbara started collecting life-like dolls, these dolls inspired her to open Reborn Sugar Babies, a hyper-realistic baby manufacturing company. Said to have therapeutic benefits, these dolls help process trauma of childloss, miscarriages as well as anxiety, depression, and fertility problems. Since her business launch Barbara’s dolls have attracted attention in many other fields, to find out more Barbara’s episode is out now.
A renowned, international artist, Manal AlDowayan has showcased her work in exhibitions and art galleries throughout the world. In this episode, Manal talks to us about the importance of home and heritage, the power of female support and the ways in which Saudi Arabia influenced her art journey and works.
Gnarly, a British Sri Lankan finger drummer, music producer, live performer, content creator and educator. Internationally renowned for her live finger drumming performances and online content reaching over 77k followers combined across social platforms. Gnarly talked to us about her unique career choice and how it led her to perform with some world renowned musicians.
Actor and DJ Ki Griffin became the first non-binary, intersex person to join the cast of the British show Hollyoaks. We were elated to talk to Ki and hear from them about the importance of identity, finding joy in work and the need to build awareness and support of the LGBTQIA+ community as a whole.
Pat Chance: An inspirational friend, a heroic cancer survivor and now, a 66-year-old fitness coach, bodybuilder, and model! In this episode, Pat candidly talks to us about her transformational journey to a healthier body through fitness and nutrition. Having competed in over 25 triathlons, foot races and marathons, Pat is an absolute icon! Let’s face it, how many 66-year old’s do we know who have appeared as a model on a billboard in Time Square?!
Jesse has always wanted to inspire people through his music, and he is doing just that. A singer-songwriter and an amazing storyteller, Jesse talks to us about his music career and how it sparked an opportunity to share an inspirational message: ‘We Can’. These words became more than just a message as Jesse became sick with an illness that took over 9 months to diagnose, Lyme Disease. Check out this episode to hear just how Jesse rebuilt his health, his singing career, and his life.
It's Season 4 and we are starting with a stellar episode! Who said, ‘opposites don’t attract’? Kamah Asha & Kelsey Lovelle, a lesbian-queer, interracial, Christian couple from deep-south Louisiana are college sweethearts. Despite their different backgrounds, these two are the epitome of love and happiness.
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