We Were Always Here

Publisher:
Broccoli Productions

We Were Always Here

5.0/5

Critic Rating

Latest series: Bodies Are Telling with Jimanekia Eborn Bodies are Telling is a two part exploration of the often complex relationship between the body and the self, told by Jimanekia Eborn through an intimate, personal reflection of her own journey to self-discovery. What are the psychological effects of growing up in a body that is constantly objectified? How do outside influences and expectations impact the way we perceive ourselves? What does it mean to reconnect to our body and heal after experiencing sexual assault? This started out as a podcast discussing bodies that have been impacted by shame and guilt...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Thomas Adam Curry • Another Mag Dec 24, 2021

"Mark Thompson is a sensational storyteller. In We Were Always Here he and producer Hana Walker-Brown achieve the unthinkable – they take the bleakness of the Aids epidemic and infuse it with intimacy, camaraderie and candour. It’s a bracing but inspiring listen."

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Score: 5

Ashley Lusk • Bello Collective Nov 10, 2021

"....a highly relevant addition to the queer canon, documenting the discovery and spread of the UK HIV epidemic by the people who lived it. "

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Score: 5

Fiona Sturges • Financial Times Oct 31, 2021

"Swathed in elegant yet unobtrusive soundscapes, these stories are vividly and poignantly told. Given the subject matter, the podcast could have been unassailably bleak but, as well as reporting on the suffering, it conveys the love and camaraderie among embattled communities. We Were Always Here acts as a memorial to a tragic past while underlining how much has changed."

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