Jernice Easthope: Oh Hun Women’s Hour
Created especially for RISE Together, the Oh Hun Women’s Hour highlights conversations with active females from the Oh Hun collective. The ‘Huns’ are remaining positive and continually contributing to society. They include individuals with varying disciplines from the realm of cultural arts and music, home schooling mums, a female business owner, front line health worker and social care worker.
The collective are battling and ploughing through, going above and beyond to keep their lives and livelihood in check, as well as their loved ones. Paying homage to the NHS, education sectors and city council workers who are keeping the city on its feet during COVID-19.
This episode showcases a story of life during lockdown from differing perspectives; females battling on the front line in the medical field, mothers detailing their struggles with the up rise of home schooling, women who have saved their business through quick thinking and strong preparation, council workers who provide support in essential work, artists who creatively move to online platforms to continuingly express and engage with audiences to lift the mood of daily boredom.
All conversational interviews reflect a positive sense of pride that has taken place across the city region. They capture a piece of history and document the struggles and strength of female empowerment.
With over 10 years’ experience working in internationally broadcast television entertainment, Jernice is an established TV and documentary Producer. Having the key skills, knowledge and understanding of storytelling and the ability to bring out the best in people, Jernice embarked on a new challenge to start an all-female podcast Oh Hun. Passionate about her brand, Jernice says “I’ve loved every minute of this journey and feel it has given me a great opportunity to connect with more females from across the city. It allows me to speak directly from the heart and represent Liverpool in a unique way.”
Youtube: Oh Hun Podcast
RISE Together on BBC Radio Merseyside
Want to find out more about the RISE Together programme? Culture Liverpool’s Head of Arts & Participation and RISE curator, Alicia Smith, took part in the below BBC Radio Merseyside interview with Jermaine Foster. Just press play and skip to 51.50 to catch up now.