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Sandra moved to the UK from South Africa in 2000, and is now a Lead Nurse for Integrated Sexual Health in the NHS. Last year she won a prestigious ‘Leader of Inclusivity’ Award from the NHS London Leadership Academy for developing and training a highly

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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 the U.K. as an asylum seeker in 1989, having been subjected to over ten years of FGM-related trauma in her home

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Forced off the bus for speaking another language; shouted at in public for 'being different'; bullied, assaulted and abused for her sartorial choices. Hate crimes against religious and ethnic minorities, including Muslim women, have become a hallmark of post-Brexit Britain. While figures show that incidence of

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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 own FGM clinic, The African Well Woman’s Clinic in London. She was awarded an MBE for services to women’s healthcare in

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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 to provide empowerment to women living with HIV. In 2016, she won the African Communities Award at the nOscars, a ceremony

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This month, the South Asian Diaspora Society at SOAS, London, hosted 'Decriminalising Minds', bringing together four young panellists to discuss South Asians and mental health. Drawing upon their professional and personal experiences, they discussed a wide range of issues, from the effects of colonial ideologies

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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, events and workshops. As TRiBE turns three this month, we caught up with founder Seyi Newell to talk about why she

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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 and Wellbeing in Glasgow, a support service for people living with HIV and other health conditions. Here she relates the second

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Ravina was born in the UK and is of Indian descent. She identifies as a Sikh lesbian, having ended her marriage with a non-British man. My story started when I developed an attraction to the same sex in secondary school. I had no exposure to the gay

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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 she describes the demands on her time, and how important it is to take stock and self-care. Burnout and self-care are quite

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