From Trauma To Triumph

Marcella Smith is a Mother, Writer, Social Worker, Domestic Abuse and Social Justice Activist. She is an exemplary Black woman who not only stands in her truth, but one who is courageous enough to use her past traumas as a tapestry of testimonies for women like her to know their (inner) power. Marcella has turned…… Continue reading From Trauma To Triumph

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Intersections of Race, Performance and Creativity

Dr Javeria K. Shah an academic and educationalist driven by the pursuit of social justice. Her work is interdisciplinary and aligns with the visual arts, sociology, policy, and education fields. Her research draws on person-centered methodologies that incorporate visual anthropology and narrative approaches to interrogate and re-conceptualise societal positioning(s) of the individual and their self-identity formation.…… Continue reading Intersections of Race, Performance and Creativity

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Podcast Interview – ‘Word of Mouth’ (hosted by Rio Merrix)

In todays episode, I sit down with my friend, Nadine Plummer. Founder and creator of NPNARRATIVES, a space where women can come and share in safe (virtual) setting to practice all things wellbeing, self worth and self acceptance. Using techniques such as journal prompts, affirmations and wellbeing courses (+ lots more). Today we talk about…… Continue reading Podcast Interview – ‘Word of Mouth’ (hosted by Rio Merrix)

Black, Single and Ready to Mingle at 30 Pt2

In this episode I am back in the hot seat speaking to Naomi about all things dating, relationships, marriage and sex. The laughter is contagious and the questions come in thick and fast. Please be sure to refrain from listening to this episode with a younger audience as adult themes and explicit language is used…… Continue reading Black, Single and Ready to Mingle at 30 Pt2

Diversifying the Discourse (feat. Jo co-founder of WellBee UK)

What made you want to start your platform WellBeeUK? From the mental health battles my first boyfriend had to contend with, to my own struggles, a lot of personal experiences have led to my interest in and passion for mental health. When Juliet and I became friends we quickly realised we held a lot of…… Continue reading Diversifying the Discourse (feat. Jo co-founder of WellBee UK)

Black, Single and Ready to Mingle at 30 pt1

This fun episode will definitely give you some light relief after a very testing year! This Outspoken October segment focused on the trials and tribulations of dating in your 30s and beyond. I sat down with one of my besties, Naomi, to speak on all things dating, relationships, marriage, sex and more! Explicit language and…… Continue reading Black, Single and Ready to Mingle at 30 pt1

Creativity, Writing and Self-Publishing

https://videopress.com/v/q9177w68?preloadContent=metadata This episode of Outspoken October explores the world’s of being a creativity whilst mothering, writing as a way of expression and connection as well as the glories and pitfalls of self-publishing with the self-love advocate Charm. This candid conversation speaks on having a dream of fulfilling it whilst being a mother and wife and…… Continue reading Creativity, Writing and Self-Publishing

Good Hair vs. Bad Hair

In this special episode of Outspoken October, I sit down with Yazz, a hair stylist and founder of Yazz Oh My Comestics, to talk about the debate on good hair vs. bad hair. Through the centuries they has been a misunderstanding that some women of colour have “good” hair (soft, free flowing, social acceptable tresses)…… Continue reading Good Hair vs. Bad Hair

Wellness and Healing as a Community (feat. Juliet co-founder of WellBee UK)

What made you want to start your platform WellBeeUK? I’ve always had an interest in mental health since sixth form/college – I’m currently in my final year of medical school and I’d like to train to become a psychiatrist. It was my clinical supervisor on my psychiatry placement who told me it was a doctor’s…… Continue reading Wellness and Healing as a Community (feat. Juliet co-founder of WellBee UK)

Black British Writing Pt2

https://videopress.com/v/nErUjsYD?preloadContent=metadata Following up from part 1 Rineya Umran Ka and I continue the wonderful conversation about being a Black British writer. In this episode we discuss aspects of trauma and how writing acts as a bridge between people, demographic and/or experiences. Parallel to this we speak on how Black literature often centers around traumatic experiences…… Continue reading Black British Writing Pt2