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Above: of course men are welcome to radio Dawn! Presenters always welcome.
Asia and Pam are like a local Fi and Jane the BBC radio presenters who do a podcast about how radio affects their lives and makes a difference to the lives of people who listen.
These two people have created a really great phone in programme on a friday afternoon where you can put in your ten penny worth about what you think will make life better in Nottingham for more people, more of the time. Two great radio voices that make you want to listen, encourage you to have the confidence to raise things that are important to you or you want other people’s opinions. You can listen to them on Soundcloud at:
People phone in from all over Nottingham: topics they’ve recently discussed are disability, access, pressure of work, the gig economy and family life, how to get a better work life balance, how to support family members when they’re going through a crisis, how men can learn to express their emotions comfortably and safely. I found this book on Amazon called: Salaam, Love
From the editors of the groundbreaking anthology Love, InshAllah comes a provocative new exploration of the most intimate parts of men’s lives.
Men are often stereotyped as either oversexed Casanovas willing to die for seventy-two virgins in heaven or controlling, big-bearded husbands ready to rampage at the hint of dishonour. The truth is that the whole terrain of love, sex, and relationships is as complicated for men as for women: but women have the support networks and the problem pages, the agony aunts. Men don’t.
In Salaam, Love, Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi provide a space for men to speak openly about their romantic lives, offering frank, funny, and insightful glimpses into their hearts—and bedrooms. The twenty-two writers come from a broad spectrum of ethnic, racial, and religious perspectives—including orthodox, cultural, and secular men.
By raising their voices to share stories of love and heartbreak, loyalty and betrayal, intimacy and insecurity, these men lead the way for all men to recognize that being open and honest about their feelings is not only okay—it’s intimately connected to their lives and critical to their happiness and well-being.