Lou Mensah founded Shade Podcast to create a safe space for rigorous & inclusive conversations on Representation within the Arts.
Before launching Shade Lou worked on various commissions as a photographer, including stills for Directors Anthony Minghella & Sundance winner Marc Silver plus Mike Figgis; gaining awards for her work from Nick Knight and the late Alexander McQueen.
Launched just over a year ago, Shade Podcast has been received well by both the audience and press. Miranda Sawyer (The Guardian) said of Shade "Every episode gave me something new to think about. Inspiring!" - whilst Esquire has listed Shade as one of the 'Best 2020 Podcasts you can listen too." Season 4 is due to be launched in Jan 2021.