Doing It! with Hannah Witton

Doing It! with Hannah Witton

Hannah Witton
Apr 01, 2020 43 min

Love, Trauma and "Hating" Men with Holly Bourne

In this episode, Hannah is joined by Holly Bourne, an award-winning and critically acclaimed author of both YA and adult fiction. Holly discusses her second adult novel, Pretending, releasing 2 April, and her work on the frontlines of a youth charity. She and Hannah talk about approaching writing about sexual violence in a respectful and accessible way, as well as the Cool Girl trope and how this influenced Holly’s writing. Finally, Hannah and Holly discuss unpacking learned behaviours and how there’s nothing wrong with actually wanting love. (Content warning for sexual abuse and sexual trauma.) Holly Bourne is an award-winning and critically acclaimed author of both YA and adult novels. She is a passionate mental health advocate and proud feminist. Pretending is her second adult novel. Find out more about Holly: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/holly_bourneYA - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hollybourneya/ - Website: https://t.co/yj6HyDDYDI?amp=1 📝CHECK OUT THE SHOW NOTES 📝 https://doingitpodcast.co.uk ✨CONNECT WITH US ✨ https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcast https://twitter.com/doingitpodcast 👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO EPISODES?👀 https://www.patreon.com/hannahwitton ✏️SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER✏️ http://bit.ly/HannahWittonsNewsletterDI
Mar 25, 2020 49 min

Inventing a Sex Toy to Sit On and Erotic Writing with Tabitha Rayne

In this episode, Hannah is joined by Tabitha Rayne, who is a writer of erotic romance and the creator of the hands-free sex toy Ruby Glow. Tabitha discusses how she discovered a gap in the market and also how she went about designing a new sex toy. She and Hannah talk about feeling the need for external permission before doing or feeling certain things and how necessary it is to be able to give ourselves that permission instead. Finally, Hannah and Tabitha discuss the process of writing erotic romance, and erotic fiction as a form of ethical porn. Tabitha has offered our listeners £5 off the Ruby Glow with the code DOINGIT. Find the Ruby Glow here : https://www.therubyglow.com/ affiliate link Find out more about Tabitha here: https://tabitharayne.com/ 📝CHECK OUT THE SHOW NOTES 📝 https://doingitpodcast.co.uk ✨CONNECT WITH US ✨ https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcast https://twitter.com/doingitpodcast 👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO EPISODES?👀 https://www.patreon.com/hannahwitton ✏️SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER✏️ http://bit.ly/HannahWittonsNewsletterDI
Mar 11, 2020 36 min

Being Autistic and Kinky with Morgan Peschek

In this episode, Hannah is joined by Morgan Peschek, who writes the A Kinky Autistic blog. Morgan talks about their experience of how they got into kink, the different layers of kink, as well as their experience of being an autistic person in the kink scene. They chat about what ‘subspace’ is, breath play, and practising kink safely. Morgan and Hannah also talk about Morgan’s experience of cervical erosion. Finally, they discuss autism representation in the media, and how this representation can be better. Morgan: https://akinkyautistic.com/ 📝CHECK OUT THE SHOW NOTES 📝 https://doingitpodcast.co.uk ✨CONNECT WITH US ✨ https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcast https://twitter.com/doingitpodcast 👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO EPISODES?👀 https://www.patreon.com/hannahwitton ✏️SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER✏️ http://bit.ly/HannahWittonsNewsletterDI
Mar 04, 2020 40 min

Breaking Off an Engagement and Not Wanting Kids with Leena Norms

In this episode, Hannah is joined by YouTuber and writer Leena Norms. Leena shares the story of how she ended her engagement, and why she now doesn’t want to get married. Leena also chats about how her Christianity affected her view of marriage, and her experience of stopping being Christian. Her and Hannah also talk about the legal ramifications of marriage, and how to have a wedding that doesn’t support the traditional, patriarchal meaning of marriage. Finally, they discuss their choices to have and to not have kids, and whether we can be environmentalists and still have children. Leena: https://www.instagram.com/leenanorms/ 📝CHECK OUT THE SHOW NOTES 📝 https://doingitpodcast.co.uk ✨CONNECT WITH US ✨ https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcast https://twitter.com/doingitpodcast 👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO EPISODES?👀 https://www.patreon.com/hannahwitton ✏️SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER✏️ http://bit.ly/HannahWittonsNewsletterDI
Feb 26, 2020 36 min

Sneaking into Gay Clubs and Reclaiming the Word "Queer" with Riyadh Khalaf

CW: suicide, mental health In this episode, Hannah is joined by documentary maker, YouTuber and author Riyadh Khalaf. Riyadh shares his experience of coming out to his parents, the importance of queer spaces, and how his relationship with religion changed after coming out. Riyadh also talks about why he decided to write his book ‘The Gay Guide’, and why it’s important to talk about what happens after you come out to yourself. Him and Hannah talk about the guilt and shame that’s often associated with sex, and how Riyadh overcame this. Finally, they discuss reclaiming the word queer and who gets to use this word. Riyadh: https://twitter.com/RiyadhK 📝CHECK OUT THE SHOW NOTES 📝 https://doingitpodcast.co.uk ✨CONNECT WITH US ✨ https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcast https://twitter.com/doingitpodcast 👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO EPISODES?👀 https://www.patreon.com/hannahwitton ✏️SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER✏️ http://bit.ly/HannahWittonsNewsletterDI
Feb 19, 2020 36 min

Racism in Sexual and Reproductive Health with Dr Annabel Sowemimo

In this episode, Hannah is joined by sexual and reproductive health doctor Annabel Sowemimo, who is also the founder of Decolonising Contraception, a black & people of colour led collective that is striving for reproductive justice. Annabel discusses inequality in healthcare and research, including the maternity experience of black women and women of colour, and also the colonial history of contraception. She talks about the intervention of Western governments in the sexual healthcare of other countries and the damaging effects of this, such as with the Mexican City Policy. Finally, Hannah and Annabel talk about the impact of sex education community currently being largely made up of cis, white people, and how Decolonising Contraception are working to address this. Decolonising Contraception: https://www.instagram.com/decoloncontra/ 📝CHECK OUT THE SHOW NOTES 📝 https://doingitpodcast.co.uk ✨CONNECT WITH US ✨ https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcast https://twitter.com/doingitpodcast 👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO EPISODES?👀 https://www.patreon.com/hannahwitton ✏️SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER✏️ http://bit.ly/HannahWittonsNewsletterDI
Feb 12, 2020 44 min

Sex Positive Parenting, Kink and Break Ups with Molly Moore

In this episode, Hannah is joined by sex blogger and one of the people behind Eroticon, Molly Moore. Molly shares her discovery of kink and experience of being in a dom-sub relationship. She also chats about what her kids think of the work she does, and how she parents in a sex positive way. Her and Hannah discuss different relationship styles, including polyamorous relationships and triad relationships, and what makes someone good at non-monogamy. Finally, Molly talks about her break-up, and what working and living with your ex-partner is like. Molly Moore: https://www.instagram.com/mollysdailykiss/ 📝CHECK OUT THE SHOW NOTES 📝 https://doingitpodcast.co.uk ✨CONNECT WITH US ✨ https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcast https://twitter.com/doingitpodcast 👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO EPISODES?👀 https://www.patreon.com/hannahwitton ✏️SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER✏️ http://bit.ly/HannahWittonsNewsletterDI
Feb 05, 2020 38 min

Is AI Going to Take Over our Love Lives? with Olga Koch

In this episode Hannah is joined by comedian Olga Koch, as they discuss how technology has changed the way we date, and what AI could mean for our love lives in the future. Olga shares her experience of studying computer science and why we see ‘not being like other girls’ as a compliment. She also reveals why she got banned from OK Cupid, and what her top three dating tips are. Finally, Hannah and Olga talk about how living in the ‘digital now’ means relationships move at a faster pace, and whether this makes it more difficult to date. Olga Koch: https://www.rocknrolga.com/ 📝CHECK OUT THE SHOW NOTES 📝 https://doingitpodcast.co.uk ✨CONNECT WITH US ✨ https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcast https://twitter.com/doingitpodcast 👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO EPISODES?👀 https://www.patreon.com/hannahwitton ✏️SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER✏️ http://bit.ly/HannahWittonsNewsletterDI
Jan 29, 2020 48 min

The History of Vibrators, Virginity and Sex with Kate Lister

This week, Hannah is joined by Kate Lister, a lecturer at Leeds Trinity who specialises in the history of sexuality and created the popular Whores of Yore platform. They chat about why studying the history of sex is so important, and whether we are now a more sexually liberated society. Kate shares some myths around the history of sex, including around the invention of vibrators, and why ideas around virginity and masturbation haven’t actually changed that much throughout history. Finally, Hannah and Kate talk about why it’s so difficult to discuss the history of sex as it’s such a hidden history. Kate Lister: https://twitter.com/literaturepeep 📝CHECK OUT THE SHOW NOTES 📝 https://doingitpodcast.co.uk ✨CONNECT WITH US ✨ https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcast https://twitter.com/doingitpodcast 👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO EPISODES?👀 https://www.patreon.com/hannahwitton ✏️SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER✏️ http://bit.ly/HannahWittonsNewsletterDI
Jan 22, 2020 41 min

Teaching About Sexting and Consent in Schools with Dolly Padalia and Nathaniel Cole

This week, Hannah is joined by Dolly Padalia and Nathaniel Cole from Sexplain, an organisation that provides comprehensive and inclusive SRE workshops for young people in the UK. Dolly and Nathaniel discuss the work of Sexplain, and the conversations they’ve had with young people around consent, sending nudes, and rape culture. They also chat about SRE becoming compulsory this September, and whether schools are ready for it! Nathaniel also talks about being a straight, cis man working in SRE and why those who are part of the problem should also be part of the solution. Finally, they talk about the reaction of parents around teaching young people sex education. 📝CHECK OUT THE SHOW NOTES 📝 https://doingitpodcast.co.uk ✨CONNECT WITH US ✨ https://www.instagram.com/doingitpodcast https://twitter.com/doingitpodcast 👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO EPISODES?👀 https://www.patreon.com/hannahwitton ✏️SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER✏️ http://bit.ly/HannahWittonsNewsletterDI
Doing It! with Hannah Witton
Genre
Sexuality
Episodes
46
Frequency
Weekly podcast
Prediction
Next episode Wednesday, April 8
Website
twitter.com/doingitpodcast