Welcome back to the Beth’s Bookshelf Podcast and apologies for being missing for so long! University needed to take priority for a few months along with some other responsibilities! But now I’m back and I have lots of exciting guests lined up! For today’s episode, MP Jess Phillips is joining me to talk about an array of interesting topics!
Jess Phillips is a really exciting guest to have on the podcast because she’s a very busy woman, which means she has a lot to talk about! Jess is a labour party politican and MP for Birmingham Yardley. She’s also an author, a feminist, an equalities campaigner and a mother. Before becoming a politician, Jess also managed the domestic abuse charity Women’s Aid, who help women and children escape violent situations. Much of these experiences are present in her book, Everywoman.
I met Jess Phillips at an International Women’s Day event hosted by Refuge for which we were both panelists for, and she seemed so amazing that I had to read her book straight away and get her on the podcast! I enjoyed the book so much I needed to talk to her about her work for an hour, which is basically how this episode happened.
I haven’t even scratched the surface of all the amazing things Jess does. She truly inspired me to take a bigger interest in politics as a woman, and I learned a hell of a lot from her just in this one hour interview, so I really hope you enjoy it!
Sorry about the sound at the start by the way – I’m not sure what’s wrong with it! I used the same mic throughout but the audio is somehow drastically different during the intro. I’ll hopefully have that fixed by the next episode!