Podcast 98: Teaching, Being A Muslim, Fashion and Television


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Mehreen Baig

Joshua McGovern

Joshua McGovern has been working with Teacher Toolkit since March 2018. He is responsible for our Soundcloud and iTunes channels and is the production manager for podcasts. He has a degree in Music Production and is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University. Aside from working...
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How we can teach our young people about stereotypes?

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Our 98th podcast is with Mehreen Baig, a former teacher, blogger, television and radio presenter, currently hosting the podcast series, The Secret Life of Teachers.

In this podcast, listen to Mehreen and Teacher Toolkit founder, Ross McGill discuss:

  • How Mehreen went from wanting to be a doctor to becoming a teacher
  • Why Mehreen chose to teach at a school near her community
  • The role teachers have had to play in tackling knife crime
  • The pressure on women getting married
  • How Mehreen found her voice and started writing
  • The unfair standards society holds women to and breaking stereotypes
  • Mehreen’s television career, her appearance on ‘Muslims Like Us’ and her BAFTA-winning speech
  • Talks about writing a book and,
  • Top tips for freelancers – especially during COVID.

Listen to the podcast (35 minutes)

Remember, our podcast is available on iTunes!

Follow Mehreen on Twitter and Instagram. You can also watch this podcast on YouTube.


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