Photo of Leyla Okhai Podcast Host: To BAME or not to BAME

#60 To BAME or not to BAME?    

On today’s episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast, I talk about the term BAME and the ways in which people may self-identify, and how language needs to change.  I decided to talk about this as this has become a topic many people want to engage with and talk about in my online training sessions about race and race equality. Listen to the episode   In today’s show, I talk about: When you first became aware of your race [1.00] Why…

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A photo of Jannett Morgan, neurodiversity, race and culture podcast

Neurodiversity, Race and Culture with Jannett Morgan 

Welcome to the 58th episode of the Diverse Minds podcast. This is the first episode for Black History Month 2020. It is also Dyslexia Awareness Week, which runs from the 5th to the 11th of October 2020. I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to talk about neurodiversity, race and culture. In order to help me do this is an expert, colleague and friend Jannett Morgan.  Listen to the episode In today’s show, we talk about: About my guest Jannett…

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Happy First Birthday Diverse Minds Podcast

#53 Happy 1st Birthday Diverse Minds Podcast

Today’s episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast is all about celebrating a very happy 1st birthday, a 52 full episodes of the show!  For the first birthday, I share with you the five key things that I have learned over the 52 episodes of the podcast.   Listen to the episode In today’s show, I talk about: Why it took me so long to start a podcast! [1:27] How to find your voice. [02:12] The way in which statistics can help…

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The Messy Myth of Meritocracy

The Messy Myth Of Meritocracy

This episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast was meant to be the birthday episode of the show. However, I couldn’t ignore the A-Level exams scandal in the UK. So, I wanted to talk about the messy myth of meritocracy.  I provide insights on what meritocracy is. Who is considered deserving in the eyes of society. Who deserves what and why they may or may not deserve it. In essence, why it is the messy myth of meritocracy! Listen to the…

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Two elderly men sit on a bench in Portugal not speaking and isolated from the other side of the park

Why loneliness in the elderly is a quiet epidemic

Loneliness in the Elderly and Coronavirus The coronavirus pandemic has been an incredibly challenging time for many of us. It’s fair to say that the elderly are among those who have been hit the hardest. This is because of their vulnerability to the virus. Meaning many have had to isolate themselves completely from their family and friends. These extreme levels of self-isolation have rightly become the focus of public attention throughout the lockdown, but this is by no means a…

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