Daring to be different with Steven Smith

Published: July 12, 2022, 8:47 a.m.

Daring to be different with Steven Smith, Celebrity Hairdresser, Author of “It shouldn’t happen to a hairdresser”, Chat show host, Journalist, Radio presenter and Diversity Role model.

We talk about coming out in the 1970’s, his experiences of being a young gay man, gay social history, Kenny Everett, tales of styling the stars and charity work for Anna Kennedy Online a charity which raises awareness of Autism.

Welcome to the Sam Grierson interview series, chatting to change makers who have Dared to Be Different and stand up and speak out. We discuss social change that has occurred over the last 30 years, how language has evolved and is evolving and how we still have more work to do. I am interested to look at the role that the Arts play, to both inspire, provoke, educate and support social change.

Actors, Singers, Members of Parliament, Artists, Authors, Activists, and Entrepreneurs who all dare… Sam Grierson interviews… Daring to be different…

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Trigger Warning: This podcast episode may, at times, cover sensitive topics including but not limited to LGBT+ Coming out, LGBT+ themes, Hate Crime, Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Suicide, Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia, Feminism, Autism Diagnosis, treatment, Neurodivergent terminology, historical treatment for autism, mental health issues. You are advised to refrain from listening if you are likely to be offended or adversely impacted by any of these topics.