Mika Simmons is an award winning British Filmmaker, Actress, Host of The Happy Vagina.
As an actress and filmmaker, Mika has worked on a diverse range of creative projects including the BAFTA-winning ’Falling Apart’, Film London’s ’Balcony’ which won the Crystal Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival and BFI nominated Dictynna Hood’s 'Us Among the Stones’. Mika's directorial debut, 'Rain Stops Play', won the Silver Remi for best comedy at Houston World Film Festival and has been nominated at Underwire Festival and BAFTA qualifying Portobello Film Festival and CBFF.
When not working as an actress or making films, Mika hosts The Happy Vagina platform which empowers women through inspirational content that both educates and entertains. On the podcast, Mika interviews pioneering guests as they explore an experience that completely changed their outlook in Women’s health, equality and relationships. The Happy Vagina podcast, as seen on Fabulous Magazines ‘graph of greatness’ was Marie Claire’s 2020 ‘next must listen’.
In January 2021 Mika was featured as one of Harpers Bazaar's female Visionaries. She was also chosen as one of 40 inspirational British women to front L’Oréal Lancôme’s powerful women campaign in 2017.
Mika is co-chair of the Ginsburg Women’s Health Board, an independent advisory board supporting better diagnosis in Women’s health; and on the founding board of the Lady Garden Foundation a world leading Gynaecological charity which she started in honour of her late Mother who lost her life to Ovarian Cancer.
RAIN STOPS PLAY is an award winning production company, founded by Mika Simmons, which produces a variety of creative ventures, with a primary focus on putting women at the centre of stories.
In 2018, Rain Stops Play short film won Best Comedy at Houston Film Festival and was nominated for Best Comedy at the BAFTA qualifying CBFF Wales and Portobello Film Festivals; UnderWire and Fragments Film Festival in London.
In 2021 RSP productions will be releasing Breach short co-produced with Sally Humphrys Productions.
Season 3 of The Happy Vagina is launching February 2021
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The Happy Vagina with Mika Simmons is a podcast that celebrates pioneers in the female space who have made a difference in Women’s health, equality and relationships - empowering others towards greater freedom. Each week, a new interviewee explores an experience that completely changed their outlook - aiming not only to entertain, but also educate & enlighten.
Previous guests include Sex Education’s Aimee Lou Wood & Tanya Reynolds, Andrea McLean, June Sarpong, Chloe Delevingne, FGM campaigner Hibo Wardere, poet Nikita Gill and Laura Whitmore - each sharing a huge variety of uplifting, fun, heartfelt and personal experiences.
Hosted by award-winning filmmaker, actress and founder of the Lady Garden Foundation, Mika Simmons