Riot Girls: How to Be a Woman | Episode 4

 Adventures of a Lady Bang Pirate


Why are we so obsessed with love and relationships? You daydream about relationships with fictional characters, celebrities, and a random person on the street. In today’s episode of the dramatisation of How To Be a Woman, Caitlin gives you the low-down on one of her (as she realises a few too many months in) not-so-great relationships.

What happens when you’re an adult and you’re supposed to have it all figured out? Who do you share the secrets of your relationships with and why do you keep them hidden sometimes? This is definitely not a topic that can be solved in 15 minutes, but I think everyone can get a bit of solace and advice from other people’s bad relationships stories.

A highlight from this dramatisation is that while Caitlin narrates a variety of love conundrums, you get to listen to lots of women having the hilarious chats we’ve all had with our friends. It really helps drive home the madness of it all and will make you giggle on your commute home.

And when it’s finally time to recover from a terrible boyfriend, the Lady Bang Pirate comes out to play… I’ll leave you with that for now, and you can listen to today’s episode here:


If you could go back in time and give your younger self one piece of relationship advice, what would it be? Share you answers below or online using #howtobeawoman.


If you haven’t yet, listen to today’s episode here. Strap yourself in for an adventure this week!

Sanne Vliegenthart @booksandquills.

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