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Updated: Nov 30, 2021

The Tenderness Revolution is a podcast about the way kindness, compassion and empathy play out in our lives because these experiences tell us about what it means to be human. And invite us into a new way of thinking about the world and each other.

In a series of conversations between Yvonne Gavan and a mix of international public figures - including Sunday Times bestselling author, Clover Stroud, international parenting expert and bestselling author, Dr Laura Markham and BBC journalist and TV presenter, Matthew Stadlen, who have fascinating perspectives and heartbreaking stories to share, each episode focuses on a pivotal moment of tenderness that helped change the course of the guest's life.

The show is hosted by Yvonne Gavan and produced by American journalist Aisha Chowdhry.

Aisha Chowdhry is a freelance journalist currently based in Southern Africa. She previously worked as a congressional reporter covering foreign policy and technology from Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. In addition, she worked as a correspondent for Reuters based out of Pakistan, has covered stories from Afghanistan, and worked as a multi-media journalist at the CBS affiliate television station in Washington, D.C. Her work has appeared in USA Today, the New York Times, and other publications. #thetendernessrevolution

It is now available to download on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and other major platforms.

For a preview of some early filmed interviews with guests in Botswana see below.

Here are some short clips from a series of conversations that were filmed in early 2021 in Botswana for The Tenderness Revolution.

In this clip, Botswana's first publicly trans figure, Katlego Kai Kolanyane-Kesupile talks about the process she went through in order to show up as her true self.

Here, actor, presenter and radio host, Brando Keabilwe talks about the impact his divorce had on his sense of self and why showing tenderness towards himself helped put things in perspective.

This a clip from an interview with Lefa Moatlhodi a presenter and former radio DJ in Botswana - talking about how he handles fear and manages to keep saying yes to life.

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