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XX Files

XX Files

An hour of news, analysis and inspiration featuring Singapore’s best and brightest women with Yasmin Jonkers.

XX Files - S1E190: Finding a piece of Ukraine in Singapore

Immerse yourself in Ukrainian culture as CNA938’s Yasmin Jonkers speaks with Olesya Lyashevich, one of the organisers of the upcoming Ukrainian Culture and Fashion Fest. Looking beyond the ongoing war, we learn more about Ukrainian culture. She is also part of the Ukrainian Club in Singapore. Plus, join Yasmin as she unpacks the idea of the Singaporean Aunty!

29/03/2023 33 mins

XX Files - S1E189: Celebrating all things sneakers

Dive into the world of sneakers as CNA938’s Yasmin Jonkers speaks with Jeranne Ang, founder of upcoming streetwear apparel and sneaker customising brand ABSNC. Ahead of Sneaker Con, Yasmin finds out more about the art of sneaker customisation as well as Jeranne's love for all things sneakers. 

28/03/2023 32 mins

XX Files - S1E188: Finding beauty in the scars of breast cancer

In some places, women are made to believe that breasts are a symbol of beauty, motherhood and vitality. And when that’s taken away from you, it could feel like your identity has been stolen. CNA938’s Yasmin Jonkers speaks with Jill Alphonso, a breast cancer survivor who went through a mastectomy and bared her scars on social media. Jill is also a writer and yoga teacher.

27/03/2023 32 mins

XX Files - S1E187: A carnival with a twist - understanding good mental health

The charity Boys’ Town is organising an interactive carnival called “Wander-Land”. The goal is for parents and children to better understand good mental health through play and social conversations. CNA938’s Yasmin Jonkers speaks with Adrienne Sng, Director of Clinical Services, Boys' Town, who gives us a preview of what to expect.

24/03/2023 33 mins

XX Files - S1E186: Managing the cost of fighting cancer

From 1 April this year, the MediShield Life claim limit for cancer drug services will be increased to $3600 per year. The Integrated Shield Plan coverage will now cover only treatments on the Cancer Drug List as well. CNA938’s Yasmin Jonkers speaks with breast cancer survivor Joanne Chia, trained holistic health coach and founder of to get her thoughts on these changes. She also hears more about Joanne's story and how she fought her way through adversity. 

23/03/2023 30 mins