TravelThe Heart of It with Estée Lalonde add
Business or pleasure, frequent or first timer, travel can be transformative. Stepping out of your comfort zone has the power to expand horizons and broaden minds. And sometimes it’s the time away from home that helps you to discover what home truly is.
In this final episode of the series, Estée journeys into the world of travel with the help of yoga teacher and nomad, Chelsey Korus.
IdentityThe Heart of It with Estée Lalonde add
What goes into making you you? From the genetic blueprint mapped out at birth, to the environment you grew up in, there are many things that contribute to your identity.
In this episode Estée seeks to understand one of our biggest questions - Who am I? - with the help of artist and musician Kayla Briët.
MomThe Heart of It with Estée Lalonde add
Mom’s the word in this episode as Estée gets up close and personal with the most important person in her life, her mom Kelly.
Together they delve deep into the realities of motherhood; maternal instinct, mental health, and maintaining a bond - no matter the distance.
StrengthThe Heart of It with Estée Lalonde add
What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘strength’? Muscles and brawn maybe. But strength comes in all shapes and sizes; from brute force to mental resolve, and at times finding this strength can take an Amazonian effort.
In this episode of The Heart of It, Estée meets Emily Read, founder of Pro-wrestling Eve, a feminist-punk-rock wrestling promotion, and talks about her own experiences of having her strength tested.
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FeminismThe Heart of It with Estée Lalonde add
Fuh fuh fuh feminism, Estée’s favourite ‘eff’ word.
Everyone has a view on this divisive topic and the internet provides the perfect platform to launch a thousand tweets. With so many layers to this ever evolving movement, what does it mean to be a feminist today?
In this episode of The Heart of It, Estée talks to her friend Akilah Hughes AKA comedian and youtuber Akilah Obviously, and explores her own views about feminism.
MakeupThe Heart of It with Estée Lalonde add
If someone had told Estée that she would build a career on beauty products, she would never have believed them. But 8 years and 461 videos later, here Estée is, delving into one of her favourite subjects, Makeup. But this multi-billion dollar industry isn’t just a modern practice, it has been influencing us for m-i-l-l-e-n-n-i-a. When you peel back the layers and peer into the history, makeup goes way beyond beautification. From status to suffrage, witchcraft to war effort, makeup is about much more than just a pretty face.
In this episode of The Heart of It, Estée meets Madeleine Marsh, a social historian with a particular interest in makeup, and explores her own views on the subject.
TattoosThe Heart of It with Estée Lalonde add
Last year, Estée took the plunge and got a tattoo in what she describes as a very unEstée move. After booking a spontaneous appointment with the enigmatic Madame Buraka, Estée found herself in a bedroom, above a south London pub, preparing to get inked. With the first prick of the needle, Estée’s interest was piqued, and she soon realised that some tattoos are much more than just skin deep.
In this episode of The Heart of It, Estée meets Amy Black, award winning tattoo artist and founder of the Pink Ink Fund, a nonprofit which provides post mastectomy tattoos; and explores her own views about tattoos.
Protest (Pilot)The Heart of It with Estée Lalonde add
In January, Estée joined the thousands of other women protesting at the Women’s March in London. A post on Estée’s social media of her with a banner saying Nasty Forever gained a lot of positive … and negative attention.
In this episode of The Heart of It, Estée meets Nina Donovan, the 19 year old poet behind Ashley Judd’s explosive speech Nasty Woman at the Washington Women’s March, and explores her own views about protest.