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Carmen Joanne Ablack is a psychotherapist and faculty member at the Gestalt Centre London. She is a member of the leadership group at the


Sandra moved to the UK from South Africa in 2000, and is now a Lead Nurse for Integrated Sexual Health in the NHS. Last


Sandra was born in South Africa, and is now the Lead Nurse for Integrated Sexual Health at Whipps Cross and Newham University hospitals. She


Hibo Wardere is a Somalia-born campaigner against FGM, who has worked with local councils, professionals and schools to end the practice. She came to

fgm Clinic Comfort2

Dr. Momoh is a Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) public health specialist and campaigner for the abolition of FGM. She is of Nigerian descent and runs her

hosanna empowerment web

Hosanna found out she was HIV-positive 15 years ago, and has since founded Hwupenyu Health and Wellbeing in Glasgow, a support service that aims

seyi_TRiBE_Black women

TRiBE is a UK-based organisation that aims to empower and improve the professional and social experiences of Black women, by running a mentorship programme,

phyll authentic self

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of UK Black Pride, and Head of Campaigns at the largest civil service trade union. Here

hosanna husband 2 web

Hosanna's husband passed away after being diagnosed with HIV in Zimbabwe. HIV-positive herself, she has since moved to the UK and founded Hwupenyu Health

hosanna educated

Hosanna was born in Zimbabwe, and was educated in Zambia and the UK for college and university. She was diagnosed with HIV 14 years