195: VV Brown on music, motherhood, and racism

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She's a musician, an artist, an author, and a mother - it's the amazing VV Brown!

She tells us about her singing career, including what it's like to hang out with Amy Winehouse, perform with Grace Jones, and turn down P Diddy.

We also discuss how it feels London and move to the countryside as a black woman. VV shares her experience of post-natal depression, and offers some advice for mums who feel like they've lost their hustle.

There's some chat about VV's fantastic new children's book, Lily and the Magic Comb. We talk about what it's like to be told your book is too niche because it features a black lead character.

And finally, we end with a fabulous Scummy Mummy Confession, involving a wardrobe fail at Camp Bestival.

VV's new project is out this Mother's Day, 14 March. Lily and the Magic Comb, written by VV and illustrated by Kate Hazell, is available now from wokekidzshop.co.uk, plus the usual online bookstores.

You can follow VV on Twitter @vvbrown, Instagram @vvbrownofficial, and catch up with her doings at vvbrown.com.

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