Known as the bird in a bi-plane, Tracey Curtis-Taylor is an aviator, adventurer and inspirational speaker. She has piloted her airplane all over the world and is a huge advocate of getting more women involved in aviation and STEM* in general. Tracey doesn’t fly a modern plane - she flies a boeing stearman bi-plane. Linda and Suzie speak to Tracey about her life
* STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths
Tracey Curtis-Taylor - aviator
Women Making waves Suzie and Linda meet Tracey Curtis-Taylor
5,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer each month in the U.K. Natalie Emuss tells us about the awful moments where she sat in the hospital being told that she had cancer.
Having gone through treatment and being cleared of the disease she now raises money by running a fashion show where all of the models have suffered cancer.
Natalie talks to Women Making Waves contributor Michelle Rowe.
Natalie Emuss - breast cancer fundraiser
Women Making Waves contributor Michelle Rowe meets Natalie Emuss
In an interview which contains some shocking revelations about how women are treated in the sport of wrestling, Emily Read describes how she started in the business and why she wanted to start an all women wrestling business - Pro Wrestling Eve.
Emily gives a frank interview to Suzie Thorpe about why she is passionate about wrestling, how she helps women feel safe to take part in the sport and about her mental health issues.
Emily Read - Pro Wrestling Eve
Suzie Thorpe meets Emily Read
We meet singer songwriter Anita Gabrielle who has produced an EP which will raise funds for research into Parkinson’s Disease. Anita has been working in the music industry since the 1980’s and has spent her life fighting against injustices;
One of the songs on Anita Gabrielle’s latest EP describes how her parents met in Brussels at the end of the war. Linda and Suzie chatted to this dynamic and talented woman.
Linda & Suzie meet Anita Gabrielle
And Yvonne Witter, a leader of the Peak District Mosaic group and an Ordnance Survey Get Outside Champion who dedicates most of her free time to encouraging black and minority ethnic groups to step outside the city and enjoy nature.
Yvonne loves being outdoor and as leader of the Peak District Mosaic Group and an Ordnance Survey Get Outside Champion, is a strong advocate for encouraging people to enjoy nature outside for both physical and mental health and time spent walking is time well-spent. Yvonne explains to Suzie her story.
Suzie meets Yvonne
Listen to programme from 24 January 2021