10 WOMEN.⁠

Things I am Not  is our fabulous podcast series and digital platform created entirely remotely by the LegalAliens team during lockdown.

Born from an original idea by Greek actor Emmanuela Lia, at the heart of Things I Am Not are 10 original audio monologues, each written and performed by a female artist who has migrated to the United Kingdom. Recognising the stereotypes often projected onto migrant women, ranging from exotic seductress to benefit scrounger to victim with no agency, we’ve asked artists to respond to the theme Things I am Not in the style and form they prefer.


The writers/performers are:

Yasmeen Ghrawi, Lanna Joffrey, Gael Le Cornec, Inyoung Lee, Emmanuela Lia, Becka McFadden, Lara Parmiani, Sabrina Richmond, Miray Sidhom, Mai Weisz.


The monologues are directed by Becka McFadden, with audio production by Lara Parmiani.

Audio design by Focalrhythm.

Music by Angelina Rud & Martin Bakero.


Join us for a festival of complexity and self-definition as we release these monologues as a podcast over the next 10 weeks. Each monologue will be accompanied by original digital artwork by Laura Rouzet.

Things I Am Not – which has been an unprecedented success, downloaded by thousands of listeners from all over the world, is available on Apple Podcast, Spotify, or directly from the website.

We have also produced “bonus episodes” (only available on Apple podcast and Spotify) with interviews with Tamara Rojo, Zrinka Bralo, Roxana Silbert and Nastazja Domaradska.

Things I am Not is funded by Arts Council England and supported by New Diorama and Migrant Dramaturgies Network. With thanks to Counterpoint Arts, The Engine Room Tottenham, and The Hope Project.