Steph talks with the artist formally known as Annie Mac about Motherhood, her career and the huge change she made leaving BBC Radio 1 in 2021 after 17 years. As an internationally renowned broadcaster, DJ and events curator, Annie has added Author to her CV with the publication of her debut novel Mother, Mother.  

Steph and Annie discuss social media and Annie’s decision to manage her time online after finding it made her feel isolated and like she wasn’t enough – at work, at home, with her kids and in relation to how much she ‘did’. Annie talks about swapping BBC Radio 1 for writing, more time at home and a career she is currently falling in love with.

Annie shares that turning forty was a point where she paused to think about what she actually wanted, something they discuss very few of us do, and that what we want can – and probably should – change with time.

Listen to the podcast here

Read Annie’s article about social media ‘Using’ 

Find Annie on Instagram @anniemacmanus and her podcast Changes

Her debut novel and Sunday Times Bestseller Mother, Mother is out now in paperback and available in Don’t Buy Her Flowers packages

For thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts, see the Don’t Buy Her Flowers Mother’s Day Gift Guide. £1 from every Mother’s Day order will go to Home-Start UK, a charity helping families with young children through challenging times.

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