Keep On Living

Welcome back to another episode of built different. In this episode we talk about a mixture of topics. Ranging from the differences in school in Africa and Ireland, the horrors of organised religion and the devastating outcome of Roe v Wade. To end the episode on a lighter note Deborah debriefs us on her holiday to Croatia. Join us at […]

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6. Toxic Beauty

In this episode, we talk about the struggles about beauty standards lashes, hair and makeup. This led to talking about the new buzz words ‘aesthetic’ and ‘the clean girl’. We question whether it’s important *hint: it’s not*, and how these manifest into toxic friendships. We also talk about the fascination people have with touching black women hair without consent. If […]

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5. Hot Girl Summer

This episode is all about Hot Girl Summer and what that means to us. After the stresses of last semester, we really want to start the summer off with bang and we thought it was best to make it into an episode. We discuss topics such as body image, femininity, navigating self acceptance and the importance of friendships. This is […]

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4. It’s A Lot Right Now!

In todays episode, we discussed an array of topics. Starting of as a simple catch up with the girls, leading to other topics such as the Johnny Depp case, the tragic events that took place in Robb Elementary, to the Nkencho family taking a case to the high court and some other topics in between. We would like place a […]

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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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