A Recap of I Have A Dream 2016 | Dream Nation

Every year, Dream Nation hosts I Have A Dream, a conference which celebrates Practical Dreamers and equips us with the insight needed to achieve our own goals.

Lessons from Ebola affected communities: being prepared for future health crises |APPG Reports | Royal African Society

March 2016 saw the Parliamentary launch of a report I co-edited for the Africa All Party Parliamentary Group. A summary of the launch and link to the report are below.   Speakers: Professor Aliko Ahmed, co-convener of the Better Health for Africa Group, Chair of Public Health Africa Initiative and a Director at Public Health England Kate Muhwezi, Sierra […]

Three Black Women Discuss Their First Time Experiences With Mental Health | Black Ballad

“I was 8 when I realised that the brain could go wrong. We were in the middle of class and the girl on the table next to me started shaking. The teacher told us to move the chairs and tables out the way. Her brain just gets too excited sometimes. Epilepsy.” Read article here: Three Black […]

The World In Our Hands: The Duo Bringing You Fiction From Across The Globe | Black Ballad

On 7th May, Goldsmith’s University hosted the London Radical Bookfair, a free event organised by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers, bringing together booksellers, publishers, artists and activists in a celebration of radical publishing and politics.  There, Black Ballad caught up with Rhianna Ilube and Lewis Lloyd, the two avid readers behind OurStories, an online space […]

Meet The Woman Detained In Yarl’s Wood Centre After Living In The UK For 18 Years | Black Ballad

Doniele came to the UK as a teenager in 1998. 17 years later, she was taken from her family, detained in Colnbrook and Yarl’s Wood detention centres, and is being threatened with deportation. On 12th March, thousands of protesters travelled to Bedfordshire, demanding for the government to #ShutDownYarlsWood and other detention centres. I spoke to Doniele about her experiences.