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Love Laid Bare

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Where Love & Real Life Meet! Join us for our week…


Why Therapy For Children Is Vital
Dec 10 • 65 min
This week I am joined by previous guest Celestina who has practised as a psychotherapist for over 10 years and has worked with children and young people extensively in her career. In this episode we discuss: - Could therapy be the missing link in stemming…
Swiss: 15 Years After Cry
Dec 4 • 119 min
15 years after the release of one of his most infamous tracks, Swiss sits down with Dionne, the host of Love Laid Bare to discuss the tracks impact and how things have changed or not since. We discuss his life growing up, life within So Solid and dig deep…
Infertility With Noni Martins
Nov 27 • 81 min
In this weeks episode I am joined by Nonsi Martins, the founder of Un_fertility who shares her journey so far with the challenges of conceiving naturally. Her aim is to break the silence, stigma and shame around black/african infertility experiences and…
Season 5 Prelude!! Im back!!
Nov 20 • 34 min
Hi & welcome back to Season 5 of Love Laid Bare! This episode is a quick catch up on what I have been up to in my extended hiatus. In this prelude episode I touch on:- International Men’s Day - Why isn’t it bigger deal? My ego & what Ive learnt about…
How Thoughts Become Things
Oct 2 • 109 min
In this weeks season finale (yes it’s the end for a few weeks) I am joined by previous guest Cavan Cato, the founder of I Am Ether. He speaks openly about a few of the transitions he went through from a violent childhood, spending time in prison as a teen…
Solo Travel For Wellbeing
Sep 18 • 85 min
This week I am joined by Nii, the founder of Drop A Jewel Network & Mummy Blogger Dionne from Perfect Flaw. We have a candid discussion on the highs & lows of solo travel and how this can benefit your mental wellbeing. This is a very laid back discussion…
Suicide: Shatter The Taboo
Sep 11 • 62 min
In this weeks episode I am joined by Marisa Mae, the founder of Beautiful Trauma. Her platform was created after losing a close family friend to suicide. We discuss all things mental health and the effects on young people involved in serious youth…
Living Free
Sep 4 • 63 min
🌈 Living Free 🌈⁣ ⁣ In this weeks episode I am joined by @danyomii the founder of @livingfree_uk ⁣ Dan shares his journey of discovering he was a gay, the conflicts he experienced whilst growing up in the church & why coming out in Nigeria wouldn’t be an…
How To Change Your Mind
Aug 28 • 102 min
In this weeks episode I am joined by Mind Coach & author Manley Connikie and PSYCH K Facilitator, Cavan Cato. We discuss why our brains function out of habit even when we try to make positive changes and what tools we can use to overcome them. I have a…
Finding My Father
Aug 21 • 115 min
This week we are rejoined by Karen McKellar who shares her story about spending decades trying to find her father who she’d never met. Her story hope turns to tragedy in a way she could’ve ever imagined! Listen to her story now! Read the blog at…
Validation: Seeking Sasha
Aug 14 • 107 min
In this weeks episode I am joined by mummy blogger Sasha, who describes her painful childhood that ultimately led her to constantly seek validation from those around her. From experiencing domestic violence in the home, the murder of her dad to a violent…
The Mirror Sessions Vol 1
Jul 31 • 78 min
Join me tonight for a solo podcast where I will be discussing how I unknowingly may have fit perfectly into the category of a ‘pick me’ type of woman.⁣ ⁣ A ‘pick me’ is someone who seeks validation, acceptance or approval from a certain group of people or…
Spare The Rod & Spoil The Child?
Jul 24 • 104 min
This week I am joined by Psychotherapist Celestina, founder of Floating Counselling. We discuss whether the methods of physical discipline are necessary and whether there are unknown long term harmful effects. Celestina challenges our understanding of…
My Fatherless Journey
Jul 17 • 100 min
This week I am joined by Aaron, the founder of Raising Boys 2 Men. In this weeks session he shares his experience of having a father who popped up once in a blue moon, dealing with domestic violence with his mothers new partner, being rejected by his…
Abandonment To Adoption: Amazing Grace
Jul 10 • 101 min
Welcome back to Love Laid Bare! Our FIRST episode of season four is shared by Karen McKellar. A mother of two adopted children who shares her journey of struggling to have children, a failed marriage to eventually adopting an abandoned baby found in…
Season 4 Prelude - I’m Back!!
Jul 7 • 41 min
Heeeeeey! Season 4 of Love Laid Bare is back after a well needed hiatus! In this brief episode I explain my whereabouts and my struggles going through a very low period after having really good first half of 2019! Join us for more personal stories each…
My Trials Through Trauma
Apr 17 • 86 min
In the closing episode of this season I am joined by Mark Oviri. He bravely shares his journey from emotional and physical abuse at the hands of his father to seeking diagnosis for mental illness well into his adulthood. A very honest and thought…
Chris Syrus: A Journey To Aspire Higher
Apr 10 • 79 min
In this weeks episode we hear the journey of Chris Syrus BEM who shares his testimony and journey from being a 15 year old student, to being sentenced at 24, to then becoming a multi-business owner, father, motivational speaker & life coach. Follow us on…
Bonus Pod* HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!!!! ONE TODAY!!
Apr 8 • 27 min
Happy Birthday to Love Laid Bare! Its been a while, so since we are celebrating our birthday this week, I am announcing a competition that you may just be interested in. Listen out for the details at the end of the podcast ; ) This is an EXCLUSIVE offer…
My Ectopic Pregnancy: I nearly died
Apr 3 • 61 min
In this weeks episode I am joined by Danielle, the founder of Love 2 Dance. Danielle opens up about her experience of having an ectopic pregnancy and how it nearly took her life. She shares how she coped after the event and how long it took to get her…
Postnatal Depression
Mar 27 • 80 min
In todays episode we speak to mummy blog and mother of 2, Dionne, about self esteem and postnatal depression. In this episode Dionne speaks about how she struggled with depression following the early birth of her first child. An insightful conversation…
My Son Was Stabbed To Death: A Mothers Grief
Mar 20 • 85 min
In tonights episode we are joined by Rachel Webb, mother and author, who’s sone was murdered in a knife attack in 2017. If you would like to show your support and hear more of Rachels story, please purchase her book ‘Kyron: Hello Madness, Goodbye Joy’.…
Thank You & An Exciting Announcement
Mar 13 • 10 min
Hi Guys! Tune in to hear to my great news!! Ive got two big announcements to make, but of you can see image icon or follow me on Instagram you can probably guess!! Love Laid Bare will be hosting its very first talk show called ‘The Conversation!’. See the…
I Raise My Daughter & Love My Son
Mar 6 • 98 min
This week I am joined by Natoya & Rachel to discuss the imbalances when raising girls and boys. Does raising your son on love alone have a detrimental affect in the long run? Are we teaching the next generation of boys and girls to be equipped with the…
Bonus Pod - The New Big Dick Energy
Mar 4 • 27 min
Can I just say, that there is no talk of dicks in this episode! lol! In today’s musings I discuss:- *The countdown to the Glo Mama Awards *This weeks main episode ‘Raise My Daughter & Love My Son’. *My first Love Laid Bare Live is coming soon!!! *Big car…
Alcoholism: Just Stop?
Feb 27 • 80 min
In todays episode I am joined by Natalie who shares her story about watching her father succumb to the clutches of alcohol dependancy. She takes us on a journey from an idyllic childhood into adulthood, and when things slowly began to change. The family…
*Bonus Pod - Men, please dont do this!!!
Feb 25 • 31 min
In this week musings I speak about my experiences over the weekend with a guy who became VERY disrespectful after I declined his offer of buying me a drink. Its quite fitting and coincidental given the last two episodes where we spoke about just that!…
My Body Or Yours?
Feb 20 • 79 min
In todays episode I am joined by Paris, PHD student and Domestic Violence support worker. Todays discussion is quite varied in that we cover an array of topics including our experiences with sexual harassment, her experience of being raped as a teenager,…
*Bonus Pod - Mixed Issues reactions
Feb 15 • 29 min
In this bonus podcast I discuss the reactions to the Mixed Issues episode plus other musings! Thank you to all new and existing subscribers! : D Have a great weekend! xx
Love After Love
Feb 13 • 80 min
This week I am joined by Charlene the founder of Hidden Gemz. This week discuss finding love after love and what its like to date in your 30’s. An insightful chat with a sprinkle of banter. Follow us on all the socials @lovelaidbare Don’t forget to…
Mixed Issues
Feb 6 • 141 min
Welcome to episode two of season three! If its your first time here, don’t forget to subscribe and follow to be the first to get access to the new episodes!! In tonights episode we have a heated discussion on growing up in a mixed raced household. Lots of…
*Bonus Pod - Stoosh Or Just A Resting Bitch Face?
Feb 4 • 16 min
Monday Musings! Ive been told a lot that Im not very approachable?? Me?? Stoosh =Boujee Look out for this weeks episode on growing up mixed race on Wednesday @8pm GMT & 3pm EST. xxx
Bonus Pod - Mixed Issues preview
Feb 1 • 16 min
Hey guys! I hope you enjoyed this weeks episode with DJ Scholar Tee. Heres a quick preview of next weeks episode and my general musings. Have a great weekend and don’t forget to subscribe to the blog and the podcast! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter &…
Scholar Tee: The Man Behind The Music
Jan 29 • 113 min
Welcome back to Season 3! Thank you for joining us for more interviews and discussions on life issues that affect us! We kick off the opening episode with DJ, Promoter, Record Label owner and father, Scholar Tee. In this episode Scholar Tee opens up about…
Season 3 Prelude
Jan 26 • 22 min
Hey Guys! Season 3 will be back on your airwaves on 30th January 2019 @8pm GMT/3pm EST/12pm PST. Just a quick catch up before we kick off with the first interview of the season! - Why I left my radio show - Glo Mama Awards - Why I started Love Laid Bare A…
The Spiritual Element
Jan 2 • 100 min
The Spiritual Element by Dionne LDN
Vote For Love Laid Bare - Voting closes on 16th January!!!
Jan 2 • 2 min
Guys!!! Ive been nominated for a Best Podcast Award via Glo Mama Awards!!! I also honoured to have been shortlisted! If you have been enjoying my episodes PLEASE vote for me!! The link is below! Good luck to all of the other Mama’s across every category!…
This Womans Work
Dec 19, 2018 • 57 min
In tonights episode we discuss the strains of raising a child with little to no support who has additional needs. Alyx Simpson who is the director of The Beauty Element shares her story on how her mental wellbeing has been compromised due to doubling up…
The Daddy Issue
Dec 12, 2018 • 79 min
Today I am joined by Kwame, host of The Daddy Series podcast. We have an open discussion on his experiences of fatherhood and the changes he inevitably had to make early on into his child’s life. We also explore dating with children, what boundaries…
Sisterhood: Friends till the end?
Dec 5, 2018 • 71 min
In todays podcast we talk about the Sisterhood. We touch on in brief: *What is the meaning of a sisterhood? *How friendships can go wrong after 20 years. *Whether culture and race has an impact on friendships? *How your mother fits into your sisterhood?…
Bonus Podcast - Selfcare
Dec 1, 2018 • 31 min
Hey Guys! So this bonus podcast is all about self care. I have suffered with extreme exhaustion this week following two months of little sleep and it finally caught up with me. Normal service will resume next week, but for now enjoy my musings. Follow us…
Man is Man
Nov 21, 2018 • 134 min
Season 2 Episode 7 I am joined today by a man called Jay who has offered to break the guy code and lay out all of the dirt on men and cheating. This is another honest and raw admission! If you’ve been the victim of infidelity in your relationship, look…
*Bonus Podcast - Crystals Behaving Badly
Nov 19, 2018 • 29 min
If you like this content, please share and subscribe on here or ApplePodcasts. Look out for this weeks episode on male infidelity! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram @lovelaidbare. Don’t forget to READ THE BLOG on our website! www.lovelaidbare.com
*Bonus Podcast - Dont Inflict Bad Energy Onto Yourself!
Nov 16, 2018 • 18 min
Just a quick pod talking about how my feelings went completely left after hearing the news about Kim Porter, the knock on effect that had for the rest of my day and how I turned it around. If you like this content, please share with your likeminded…
Gwenton Sloley - Part 2
Nov 14, 2018 • 59 min
Welcome to Part 2 of our discussion with Crying Sons Director Gwenton Sloley. In part two we dig deeper into the uncomfortable conversation of the sexual abuse he faced from his sister, a family plagued by incest and dealing with the subsequent death of…
Gwenton Sloley - Part 1
Nov 14, 2018 • 63 min
Welcome to Part 1 of our discussion with Crying Sons Director Gwenton Sloley. In part one we delve into Gwenton’s childhood as he recounts specific situations that contributed to his emotional traumas. From being beaten with a strip of tyre at school in…
*Bonus Podcast -The Future Isn’t Looking That Bright!
Nov 12, 2018 • 11 min
A quick precursor to the podcast I am thinking of releasing next week. The topic being whether habitual male cheaters can actually change… Im not to sure, but leave your comments!! There is no full episode this evening but please feel free to listen to…
*Bonus Podcast - Be Your Man’s Peace!??
Nov 7, 2018 • 24 min
Hi Guys! Its Dionne here! There is no full episode this evening but please feel free to listen to this bonus podcast for all my wonderful subscribers! Tonight I discuss: * The annoyance of the term ‘Be Your Man’s Peace’ * the story behind Love Laid Bare *…
Kelechi Okafor: Unapologetic Pt 2
Nov 5, 2018 • 56 min
Part 2 of our interview with Kelechi Okafor, the Benz Punani Womanist herself! We continue the conversation on the importance of finding a black therapist (if you are black), spirituality, crystal healing and much more! An insightful conversation with a…
Kelechi Okafor: Unapologetic Pt 1
Nov 1, 2018 • 62 min
Tonight I am joined by Kelechi Okafor, the Benz Punani Womanist herself! This podcast is split into two parts with the second half being released tomorrow evening. A very thought provoking episode! An insightful conversation with a sprinkle of light…
Colourism & Raising Children
Oct 25, 2018 • 96 min
Season 2 Episode 4 - Colourism & Raising Children In todays episode I speak with Immigration Solicitor, Student & Mother Alex. We talk about our personal experiences with colourism and how we plan to educate our children going forward. Areas covered:-…
Depression And My Truth
Oct 19, 2018 • 75 min
Season 2 Episode 3!! Today I am talking to Kelleigh from Life Essence about her journey through depression, triggered by a secret relationship that ended badly. Kelleigh takes us through her darkest moments and revels in how her journey with Christianity…
Man Up: Male Self Esteem
Oct 10, 2018 • 98 min
Season 2 Episode 2!! Today I am talking to Darren about his personal experiences with self-esteem and body image. Discussion points in todays podcast will be: *Lightskinned privilege * Racism in school *Men crying *Designer clothes and how they affect…
I Have Never Been Faithful - A Woman’s Perspective
Oct 3, 2018 • 70 min
Season 2 Episode 1!!! I am joined today by a lady named Louisa who is unrepentent about her lack of monogamy throughout the majority of her adult relationships. We discuss her earliest experiences of being unfaithful and how she doesn’t believe monogamy…
Co-parenting: The Culture Clash & A Breakthrough
Jul 1, 2018 • 77 min
In the second part of the Co-parenting segment, we discuss some of the challenges faced when dealing with different cultures. We delve into how poor co-parenting can affect children and also look at the positives. Todays podcast is inspired by an…
Coparenting: An Emotional Rollercoaster
Jun 24, 2018 • 53 min
Todays topic explores the challenges of coparenting. Split into two parts we discuss the problems that can arise from this type of relationship and what not to do. I am joined today by parents Dean & Kerleisha from Beautiful Naturals. An insightful…
Growing Pains: My Stepfather & Me
Jun 17, 2018 • 86 min
Welcome to another episode of Love Laid Bare! This week we discuss the story of Rheaz who describes the turbulent relationship he had with his Stepfather growing up. This coupled with a fractious relationship with his own father gives for a very…
Love Laid Bare *Bonus Podcast* - Mindfulness & Self love
Jun 16, 2018 • 5 min
Take a few minutes to relax and open your mind to some tips on regaining your self esteem and marking on your journey to self love.
Im A Single Parent Again…..It Was My Fault.
May 27, 2018 • 81 min
Todays episode explores the challenges of relationships after having children. The discussion is loosely based around a lady named Arja, who shares her experiences on a failed relationship after becoming a mother for the second time with a new partner. An…
Infidelity - When The Man Is The Victim!
May 20, 2018 • 62 min
In episode 3 we discuss the effects of unfaithfulness specifically from a male point of view. Do women cheat differently to men? Is cheating ever justified in a relationship? This episode is loosley based on an interview with a man that eventually left a…