It's Layered Podcast

It's Layered Podcast

Welcome to "It's Layered"! A podcast by two Zimbabwean girls living on two different continents and keeping their long-distance friendship of over 20 years thriving! Join them as they delve deeper into life, love and all things under the sun because in life... zvine malayers! (It’s Layered!)
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S05E07 | It's Layered | Delve Deeper Into.. Allyship
Jan 7 2024
S05E07 | It's Layered | Delve Deeper Into.. Allyship
Allyship is defined by the Cambridge Dictionary as “the quality or practice of helping or supporting other people who are part of a group that is treated badly or unfairly, although you are not yourself a member of this group. One of the most important ways to practise allyship is just to listen. Allyship means using your power, position, or privilege to uplift others.” It is also an acronym for Action, Listening, Learning and Yielding (A.L.L.Y.).From #BlackLivesMatter, #StopAsianHate, #LGTBQIA+rights to the #warinGaza and the #warinUkraine, there have been numerous global incidents over the last few years that have garnered attention and highlighted the need for allies. In this episode, we discuss allyship, what it is, the challenges of it, why it is necessary, how to properly inform oneself and encourage participation in some causes. We also delve into allyship on the ground level as Zimbabweans, dissecting patriarchy and how men can be allies against it. This is truly a layered topic which evokes a myriad of emotions and questions. How can you be an ally? What should you read to be properly informed when seeking to be an ally? What is the best way to be an ally? Delve deeper with us into allyship and how complex yet necessary it is. Zim Shoutout: Stephanie TraversZimbabwean born Stephanie Travers is the deputy team principal of Louis Hamilton's Extreme E team X44 Vida Carbon Racing. Before that, she spent three years working with the Mercedes F1 team. Shoutout to her for making waves in spaces where women don’t often get a chance to shine.Keep up with StephanieInstagram: @stephanietravers (https://www.instagram.com/stephanietravers/) We'd love to hear from you! Website: It’s Layered Podcast Facebook: It's Layered Podcast Instagram: @itslayered Twitter: @itslayeredpod TikTok: @itslayered Email: itslayeredpod@gmail.com
S05E03 | It's Layered | Delve Deeper Into... Boundaries
Oct 22 2023
S05E03 | It's Layered | Delve Deeper Into... Boundaries
“Healthy boundaries are important, but you may be building a brick wall when a picket fence would do.” – Amy DickinsonBoundaries are all the rage in wellness speak. What exactly are they? What does it mean to ‘set boundaries’? Ummm, we’re African - how on earth do we set boundaries as black folks within a society that completely disregards personal space and autonomy? Personal boundaries can be defined as “the limits and rules we set for ourselves within relationships. A person with healthy boundaries can say “no” to others when they want to, but they are also comfortable opening themselves up to intimacy and close relationships.” | Therapist Aid, UHS BerkleyWe delve into all of this and more. How we are personally trying to set boundaries and the struggle that comes with it. We also talk about healthy boundaries and how we can allow those we trust and who honour us within our personal space.Help us out and let us know some of the ways you practise healthy boundaries. What has been the hardest part? –Zim Shoutout: Yemu PhiriAuthor of “Mighty Women of Africa”, we celebrate Yemu Phiri for representing beautiful black women and inspiring young black women on what we too can do.Grab a copy on Amazon here.Follow Yemu Phiri on IG: @yemuphiriWe'd love to hear from you! Website: It’s Layered Podcast Facebook: It's Layered Podcast Instagram: @itslayered Twitter: @itslayeredpod TikTok: @itslayered Email: itslayeredpod@gmail.com
BONUS | Layered Affairs | Interview With The Creator & Cast Of 'Private Affairs'
Apr 9 2023
BONUS | Layered Affairs | Interview With The Creator & Cast Of 'Private Affairs'
We got to sit down with the incredible creator/writer/producer/director/editor, Christine ‘Kix’ Mwaturura, and the cast of the hit fictional podcast, ‘Private Affairs’! This romantic dramedy podcast follows Vee (Ratidzo Mambo), a Zimbabwean young, professional woman living and working in Australia; her relationship with her partner Luke (Ronn Kurtz) as well as Vee’s circle of friends which includes her cousin, Mati (Tsungirai Wachenuka), Taff and Tonde (Garikai Jani).In this very candid, fun and inspiring conversation, we talk to Christine about the origins of ‘Private Affairs’ as well as her creative process. Tsungi, Ronn and Garikai share their experience working on the project, their love for the arts and share some insights on how to pursue your creative passion.   This show is a global hit and rightfully so! Don’t believe us? Check it out here for yourself and find out!‘Private Affairs’ website: https://www.privateaffairspod.com/ ‘Private Affairs’ platforms:https://linktr.ee/privateaffairspod ‘Private Affairs’ donations: https://www.privateaffairspod.com/donate ‘Private Affairs’ merch: https://shop.privateaffairspod.com/ ‘Private Affairs’ social media Instagram: @privateaffairspod  Twitter: @privateaffairspFacebook: Private Affairs Podcast  ‘Private Affairs’ cover art:Illustrator: Maanya DharInstagram: @maanya_dharTwitter: @DharmaanyaFacebook: @maanyart  ‘Private Affairs’ original music and sound design by Jerry Agbinya. We'd love to hear from you! Website: It’s Layered Podcast Facebook: It's Layered Podcast Instagram: @itslayered Twitter: @itslayeredpod TikTok: @itslayered Email: itslayeredpod@gmail.com
S04 BONUS | It's Layered | Delve Deeper Into... Gemma Griffiths: A Girl From Harare
Jan 22 2023
S04 BONUS | It's Layered | Delve Deeper Into... Gemma Griffiths: A Girl From Harare
Gemma Griffiths is an Afro-fusion, award-winning star, proudly hailing from Harare, Zimbabwe. In this episode, we got to sit down with this multifaceted artist on what it means to be 'A Girl From Harare', as per the title of her latest album. We also speak to her about her love for Zimbabwe; what driving across Africa to make her album was like; how she acknowledges her privilege of being white whilst navigating predominantly black spaces; the curation of the Live version of her album; her backstory and what lies ahead for her.Keep Up With GemmaInstagram: @gemmamusic_ Twitter: @gemmamusic_ Facebook: Gemma Griffiths Zim Watch ‘A Girl From Harare’ The Live Album Recorded at the National Gallery here.Watch ‘A Girl From Harare’ | The Documentary here.About GemmaGemma Griffiths, a household name in Zimbabwe with 4 x ZIMA’s (Zimbabwe Music Award) under her belt, she also counts another two awards from Star FM and a string of nominations for the prestigious MAMA’s (MTV Africa) and Afrimma Awards.Gemma grew up in Zimbabwe and continued her education in the USA, on a trumpet scholarship.  She then moved to Cape Town to begin her career and shared the stage with some of South Africa’s finest, like - Freshly Ground, Goodluck, Majozi, and Matthew Mole. A personal career highlight was sharing the stage with the late great Dr Oliver Mtukudzi at Artscape Theatre.It was Gemma’s love of Zim-Dancehall,  that inspired a rendition of ‘Musarova Bigman’, a track by her favourite artist – Winky D also a Godfather of the scene. Gemma’s version showcased her distinctive vocals accompanied by the piano, singing in both English and Shona. Thanks to social media, her version gained notoriety across Zimbabwe, catapulting her into the dancehall space as an artist as well as putting her directly in front of the man himself…and in 2019, her life changed forever. By 2020, Gemma independently released her debut EP ‘Pamwe’ via The Orchard.  The second instalment, ‘A Girl From Harare’, was released in February 2022 alongside a mini documentary of the same name.Gemma’s joint first love with travel is playing live and this has seen her take her brand across the continent and beyond. 2022 unveiled a nationwide tour of 11 shows across Zimbabwe, with an artist community of friends such as Nutty O,  DJ Tamuka, rapper Holy Ten and  DJ King Her. She also toured Dubai and Australia alongside Sungura legend, Alick Macheso.Whilst Gemma is regarded a national treasure to many, she continues to carve out an international trajectory with music – carrying her beloved home country with her. She says, “I owe so much of my journey to Zimbabwean music culture and to Zim dancehall. I’m grateful for my upbringing, for my parents and my country, as before anything else, I am a Zimbabwean.”.We'd love to hear from you! Website: It’s Layered Podcast Facebook: It's Layered Podcast Instagram: @itslayered Twitter: @itslayeredpod TikTok: @itslayered Email: itslayeredpod@gmail.com