Grab a cup of tea and get up to date with our community movements - the past, present and future of our growing Black Mind!
We are so pleased to announce our most recent partnership with the incredible Hear Myself Think
Black Mind and Hear Myself Think are collaborating to platform mental health inspired art by Black creatives.
Want some delish audio-theatre to listen to on your break?
Thrilled about this feature in women in business magazine - March8 - inspired by the celebration of women beyond International Women’s day.
In the November edition of this women’s business magazine, Black Mind is pumped to discuss the experiences of Black women in the workplace from the perspective of our Founder, disabled entrepreneur - Amarachi Rachel Nwokoro.
Black Mind is Shameless!
In November 2021, Black Mind experienced its first festival presence at Shameless! Festival on sexual violence against women. While our Founder, Rachel spoke on a panel about healing, Black Mind set up in the Marketplace to sell copies of our debut zine BadMind, introduce ourselves to new friends and even create some new art to mark the day.
3 full days at Women of the World Festival London 2022
We're at it again! Following the success of our first stall at the end of 2021, we've been invited by our kind collaborators over at WOW Foundation to host space in the Festival Marketplace. Expect spiritual readings, vibey music and some culturally informed wellness activities. Come join us this weekend! Not sure you can make it and don't want to miss out? Book onto our new season of blossoming Creative Events now.
Art heals! Getting the expressive arts valued in hospitals and healthcare settings
As part of our abolitionist commitment to giving more Black people with mental health conditions access to the transformative power of creativity, we've been developping a relationship with Ardenleigh Hospital and Anawim's Women Services in Birmingham. After a brilliant virtual event for Black History Month, we are planning our first on site in patient Wellbeing Workshop and Open Space for National Poetry Day at the end of March 2022!
Oh yes mama - we're published.
At a time with such uncertainty around live events, it felt more important than ever to find a radical alternative forum to express the inner workings of the Black psyche. Over the first lockdown, we managed to successfully commission over 10 art-health-justice practitioners to create new of reimagined piece inspired by our four core pillars of mental health, wellbeing, justice and joy. Edition 1 of BadMind zine was published in July 2021. Want to help us print Edition 2?
The bloom before the blossom - #BlackMindBlooms
Using some precious support from new connections with community collaborators, as well as the finessing prowess of our resident lioness, Creative Producer Koko Brown, from February - April 2021 we produced and curated a phenomenal pilot season of Wellbeing Workshops and Open Space sessions. It culminated in the curation of a creative programme for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek - s programme we are excited to continue to develop as support for Black people with lived experience of mental health conditions.
Decolonising leadership - one angel card at a time.
Over at Black Mind HQ, we've been experimenting with different ways of learning and leading from a source of joy. There's been exploration of the benefit to us as Black women of introducing culturally informed wellbeing practices into the workplace and de-stigmatising a spiritual, heart-centred environment as grounds for wisdom. An ongoing journey to reclaim the value of rest and embodiment through connection to the creativity and innovation from our foremothers.