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A collection of stories to inspire. Celebrating stories of quiet strength and resilience. The kind of strength that is often overlooked but that actually keeps the world turning. The real power station of the world. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Latest Episodes

18 - This Is Nia

Nia's role at the hospital focuses on keeping her area running smoothly on a day to day basis. Then we learnt that a virus was coming. Suddenly everything changed. How do you manage a hospital department in the face of such uncertainty? How can you prepare? ​Whilst many of us stayed home and managed our life from our houses, homeschooling and working. Nia had to keep going intothe hospital. Working tirelessly to ensure as many people as possible could be treated safely. Nia had to face enormous uncertainty at work, and then she had to worry about bringing the virus home. This is Nia. This is Strong. www.this-is-strong.com Facebook @thisisstrongpodcast Instagram @this.is.strong Twitter @this_strong ​

46 minJUL 13
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18 - This Is Nia

17 - This Is Winnie

Anintelligent, independent successful woman used to solo travel decided on a business trip to take a hike. Something that Winnie had done many times before. It was the middle of the afternoon. She was prepared. Later she would ask so many questions... What if I'd left 5 minutes earlier?What if it had rained?What if I had decided not to go at all. You only ask yourself these questionswhen something goes wrong. That day Winnie's paths crossed with a violent teenagerand from that moment her life would never be the same again. ​ Being a rape survivor. Winnie had to rebuild her life. She is now an advocate for survivors of sexualassault, and has written a book based on her experience, even writing an imagined history of her attacker. This is Winnie... This Is Strong. www.this-is-strong.com Facebook @thisisstrongpodcast Instagram @this.is.strong Twitter @this_strong ​

91 minJUN 17
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17 - This Is Winnie

16 - This Is Emma Interviewing Nicky

How and why did This Is Strong start? Emma decided it was time that producer and presenter, Nicky was interviewed to find out a little bit more about her and also to hear about the inspiration and drive behind This Is Strong. This is Emma interviewing Nicky. This is Strong. www.this-is-strong.com Facebook @thisisstrongpodcast Instagram @this.is.strong Twitter @this_strong ​

44 minJUN 1
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16 - This Is Emma Interviewing Nicky

15 - This Is Chandra

At the age of just 30 Chandra's doctor told her she had MS, and her life would never be the same. Living with a progressive disease has tested Chandra'sresilience. She lives with never knowing fully what is coming next. Five years on she explainshow she is coping and what she does to keep herself positive. One day she was walking and saw her reflection in a shop window and she didn't like what she saw. A line of poetry popped in her head about her MS. She went homeand wrote a poem. Told very few peopleabout it. During lockdown she found the time to put that poem to images and shared it online. Her secret was out and she was finally ready to talk publicly about her illness. This is Chandra. This is Strong. www.this-is-strong.com Facebook @thisisstrongpodcast Instagram @this.is.strong Twitter @this_strong ​

54 minMAY 25
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15 - This Is Chandra

14 - This Is Tanya

I've known Tanya for many years and I havealways admired herstrength. She has managed tp carve outsuccessful career in a very difficult industry. Just over a year ago she decided to run theLondon Marathon toraise money for AlzeheimersDisease having never run before. This year she is doing it again. We catch up to talk running, how she's staying sane in lockdown and how positivity is now her driving force. This is Tanya. This Is Strong. www.this-is-strong.com Facebook @thisisstrongpodcast Instagram @this.is.strong Twitter @this_strong

33 minAPR 24
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14 - This Is Tanya

13 - This Is Kate Revisited

This time I revisit Kate from Episode 3. This Is Kate. Last time Kate spoke about her multiple early stage miscarriages. This time I chat to Kate about what its like to be living in California during the lockdown whilst being 8 months pregnant with her third child. This is Kate Revisited. This is Strong. www.this-is-strong.com Facebook @thisisstrongpodcast Instagram @this.is.strong Twitter @this_strong

25 minAPR 6
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13 - This Is Kate Revisited

12 - This Is India

Recorded whilst she was in Sydney on a working holiday India discusses what it was like living with her father's long termillness and subsequent death when she was at university. How does a young woman copewith her father's early death and where does she find her strength to move on with her own life? www.this-is-strong.com Facebook @thisisstrongpodcast Instagram @this.is.strong Twitter @this_strong

42 minMAR 27
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12 - This Is India

11 - This Is Mary

Mary was brought up as a strict Catholic so when she got married "in sickness and in health" meant anawful lot to her. Little did she know that she was in for years ofcruelty and abuse. Her husband was aschizophrenic, and his conditionmeantthat Mary never knew what was coming next. Asshetried to manage the mounting debts that her husband inflicted on her shefound herself working day and night to keep her and her children safe. This meant oftenleaving her children at home with their dad whilst she went to work. ​ It was only years later that she discovered that she wasn't the only one who had suffered abuse. ​ Mary is Cat's mum from the episode This Is Cat. She tells her own side of the story, and explains thatwhilst you can try andalways do the right thing - sometimes it all turns out wrong anyway. ​ Mary tells her story in the hope that if anyone stuck in an abusive relationship hears her story and finds strength from it - then it was worthwhile telling. www.this-is-strong.com F...

55 minMAR 17
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11 - This Is Mary

10 - This Is Caroline

Caroline cares for her elderlymother full time. Hermother is now 85% blindand on various medications. Caroline is on-call nearly 24/7. It's atruly difficult task, but Carolinemanages to do it with enormous positivity. Not out of any sense of duty but because she wants to. ​ She credits her husband and his amazing support, but she also credits love. Thepower that love can bring and how you can derive strength through it. Despite her own health struggles Caroline is determined that her mother will never be cared for by strangers. This chat gave me chillsand I'm sure you will feel the same. www.this-is-strong.com Facebook @thisisstrongpodcast Instagram @this.is.strong Twitter @this_strong

34 minFEB 20
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10 - This Is Caroline

09 - This Is Emma

Emma's story is full of love, family and success. All great until the love of her life was diagnosed with bowel cancer. Through livingwith his treatment and his passing, Emma has had to be strong for her children and learn howto navigate her own grief. She shares her story ofhow she has coped with the year following his death. www.this-is-strong.com Facebook @thisisstrongpodcast Instagram @this.is.strong Twitter @this_strong

62 minFEB 4
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09 - This Is Emma

Latest Episodes

18 - This Is Nia

Nia's role at the hospital focuses on keeping her area running smoothly on a day to day basis. Then we learnt that a virus was coming. Suddenly everything changed. How do you manage a hospital department in the face of such uncertainty? How can you prepare? ​Whilst many of us stayed home and managed our life from our houses, homeschooling and working. Nia had to keep going intothe hospital. Working tirelessly to ensure as many people as possible could be treated safely. Nia had to face enormous uncertainty at work, and then she had to worry about bringing the virus home. This is Nia. This is Strong. www.this-is-strong.com Facebook @thisisstrongpodcast Instagram @this.is.strong Twitter @this_strong ​

46 minJUL 13
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18 - This Is Nia

17 - This Is Winnie

Anintelligent, independent successful woman used to solo travel decided on a business trip to take a hike. Something that Winnie had done many times before. It was the middle of the afternoon. She was prepared. Later she would ask so many questions... What if I'd left 5 minutes earlier?What if it had rained?What if I had decided not to go at all. You only ask yourself these questionswhen something goes wrong. That day Winnie's paths crossed with a violent teenagerand from that moment her life would never be the same again. ​ Being a rape survivor. Winnie had to rebuild her life. She is now an advocate for survivors of sexualassault, and has written a book based on her experience, even writing an imagined history of her attacker. This is Winnie... This Is Strong. www.this-is-strong.com Facebook @thisisstrongpodcast Instagram @this.is.strong Twitter @this_strong ​

91 minJUN 17
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17 - This Is Winnie

16 - This Is Emma Interviewing Nicky

How and why did This Is Strong start? Emma decided it was time that producer and presenter, Nicky was interviewed to find out a little bit more about her and also to hear about the inspiration and drive behind This Is Strong. This is Emma interviewing Nicky. This is Strong. www.this-is-strong.com Facebook @thisisstrongpodcast Instagram @this.is.strong Twitter @this_strong ​

44 minJUN 1
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16 - This Is Emma Interviewing Nicky

15 - This Is Chandra

At the age of just 30 Chandra's doctor told her she had MS, and her life would never be the same. Living with a progressive disease has tested Chandra'sresilience. She lives with never knowing fully what is coming next. Five years on she explainshow she is coping and what she does to keep herself positive. One day she was walking and saw her reflection in a shop window and she didn't like what she saw. A line of poetry popped in her head about her MS. She went homeand wrote a poem. Told very few peopleabout it. During lockdown she found the time to put that poem to images and shared it online. Her secret was out and she was finally ready to talk publicly about her illness. This is Chandra. This is Strong. www.this-is-strong.com Facebook @thisisstrongpodcast Instagram @this.is.strong Twitter @this_strong ​

54 minMAY 25
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15 - This Is Chandra

14 - This Is Tanya

I've known Tanya for many years and I havealways admired herstrength. She has managed tp carve outsuccessful career in a very difficult industry. Just over a year ago she decided to run theLondon Marathon toraise money for AlzeheimersDisease having never run before. This year she is doing it again. We catch up to talk running, how she's staying sane in lockdown and how positivity is now her driving force. This is Tanya. This Is Strong. www.this-is-strong.com Facebook @thisisstrongpodcast Instagram @this.is.strong Twitter @this_strong

33 minAPR 24
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14 - This Is Tanya

13 - This Is Kate Revisited

This time I revisit Kate from Episode 3. This Is Kate. Last time Kate spoke about her multiple early stage miscarriages. This time I chat to Kate about what its like to be living in California during the lockdown whilst being 8 months pregnant with her third child. This is Kate Revisited. This is Strong. www.this-is-strong.com Facebook @thisisstrongpodcast Instagram @this.is.strong Twitter @this_strong

25 minAPR 6
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13 - This Is Kate Revisited

12 - This Is India

Recorded whilst she was in Sydney on a working holiday India discusses what it was like living with her father's long termillness and subsequent death when she was at university. How does a young woman copewith her father's early death and where does she find her strength to move on with her own life? www.this-is-strong.com Facebook @thisisstrongpodcast Instagram @this.is.strong Twitter @this_strong

42 minMAR 27
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12 - This Is India

11 - This Is Mary

Mary was brought up as a strict Catholic so when she got married "in sickness and in health" meant anawful lot to her. Little did she know that she was in for years ofcruelty and abuse. Her husband was aschizophrenic, and his conditionmeantthat Mary never knew what was coming next. Asshetried to manage the mounting debts that her husband inflicted on her shefound herself working day and night to keep her and her children safe. This meant oftenleaving her children at home with their dad whilst she went to work. ​ It was only years later that she discovered that she wasn't the only one who had suffered abuse. ​ Mary is Cat's mum from the episode This Is Cat. She tells her own side of the story, and explains thatwhilst you can try andalways do the right thing - sometimes it all turns out wrong anyway. ​ Mary tells her story in the hope that if anyone stuck in an abusive relationship hears her story and finds strength from it - then it was worthwhile telling. www.this-is-strong.com F...

55 minMAR 17
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11 - This Is Mary

10 - This Is Caroline

Caroline cares for her elderlymother full time. Hermother is now 85% blindand on various medications. Caroline is on-call nearly 24/7. It's atruly difficult task, but Carolinemanages to do it with enormous positivity. Not out of any sense of duty but because she wants to. ​ She credits her husband and his amazing support, but she also credits love. Thepower that love can bring and how you can derive strength through it. Despite her own health struggles Caroline is determined that her mother will never be cared for by strangers. This chat gave me chillsand I'm sure you will feel the same. www.this-is-strong.com Facebook @thisisstrongpodcast Instagram @this.is.strong Twitter @this_strong

34 minFEB 20
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10 - This Is Caroline

09 - This Is Emma

Emma's story is full of love, family and success. All great until the love of her life was diagnosed with bowel cancer. Through livingwith his treatment and his passing, Emma has had to be strong for her children and learn howto navigate her own grief. She shares her story ofhow she has coped with the year following his death. www.this-is-strong.com Facebook @thisisstrongpodcast Instagram @this.is.strong Twitter @this_strong

62 minFEB 4
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09 - This Is Emma
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