Ep.3 Black & Irish

Last Sunday night Joella, Benita and Deborah took to the stage at Tortoise Shack Live for the first ever live Built Different podcast, and they stole the show. Sharing personal stories of their diverse backgrounds and grounding it various strands of cultural identity thet discuss what it means (and doesn’t mean) to be Black and Irish. This is a must […]

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2. Built Different – Exam Season

In this episode, we discuss how we’re in the midst of exam season and how that is really taking a toll on how we’re are, but nevertheless we have to deliver another episode. So we decided to rant about our pet peeves and toxic traits, with most of them being personal ones. After recording this, we felt ten times better […]

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We’re Back…

We’re are backkkkkkk!!! After a long hiatus, we’re coming back with another episode and are joined by the lovely Deborah. In this episode we talk about Deborah’s work with Youth Work Ireland , activism and as usual digressed into other topics such as first generation immigrants, being part of the LGBTQIA’s+ community and self image. Hope everyone enjoys the episode!!!! […]

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Ep.7 Blessing

This week we are joined by youth worker, chronic illness advocate and mental health advocate amongst the ethnic minority community, Blessing, to talk all things wellbeing, mental health, minority spaces and much more. Don’t miss it. Join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack

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6. Eric

In this episode we are joined by Eric. We have a very insightful conversation about colourism were we touch on our experiences with the issue. We also touch on Race relations in Ireland and how we are moving forward as a nation with the area of race. Support us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack

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5. Monica

This week Benita and Joella are joined by Monica, who is also known as @drblondieperes on TikTok. They talk about her being Black and an Irish GP, her social media presence and learning self acceptance. Find Monica HERE

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3. Silvia

Benita is back and we are joined by Silvia who tells us her story of becoming and being a teen mom. We delve into her parents reaction to her pregnancy, the African communities reaction, childbirth and juggling college with motherhood. Follow us on twitter @BuiltPod & review us wherever you get your podcasts. Support us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack

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2. Natasha

In this episode Natasha talks to us about her experiences in Direct Provision and how it lead her to do amazing work with UNICEF and RTÉ. We also talk about what it’s like being a young black woman in Ireland. Another great listen. Follow us on twitter @BuiltPod Join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack

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