As well as support workers, consultants, artists and medical professionals, Black Mind is proudly led by Black, Queer, Disabled, North-West London born and bred Woman.
Ezyi. Amarachi Rachel Nwokoro
Ezenwanyi. Amarachi Rachel Nwokoro (she/they/he)
Founder and Creative Director
Amarachi Rachel Nwokoro is a neurodivergent, genderqueer & disabled woman of Igbo heritage from North West London. She is a Creative Healer whose practice explores the interconnectivity of truth, justice and love.
Amarachi Rachel is an Actor, Director, Playwright, Spoken Word Artist, Public Speaker, Social Justice Activist and the Author of the poetry collection Little You (Burning Eye Books, 2019). She has collaborated professionally around the world with companies such as Royal Court Theatre, BBC, NSPCC, Birmingham Opera Company, Stonewall UK, Brainchild Festival & more. Throughout her career, she has won numerous awards - including the 2022 Black Cultural Archive Chair’s Future Leader award and 2020 inaugural Black British Theatre Award for Disability Champion.
She is a qualified Mental Health First Aider, Spiritual Healer and Seer who is training in indigenous metaphysics, decolonising creative spaces, radical collective care and accountability. She passionately works towards collective liberation for a better world.
She is the mother to a sassy cat called Milly and a bold black labrador - her assistance dog: Willow. Amarachi is also the Virgo of all Virgos - don’t be scared.
Access and Wellbeing Manager to Amarachi and Relationship Builder to Black Mind
Anna Brindle is an actress, writer & creative born and raised in NW London. She graduated from ArtsEd with a BA(hons)Acting and has since been exploring, creating and discovering her way through the industry.
Currently Anna is working as an Access and Wellbeing Manager to Rachel and working with Black Mind as a Relationship Builder, putting her care-based knowledge and Mercury in Leo astrological placement to good use.
With her new role at Black Mind Anna hopes to help create and maintain a flow of communication, make loving changes to governance and build a network of connections that support Black Mind with their 4 pillar structure.
Anna is a self-described Baby Herbalist, Astrology Enthusiast, Beauty & Fashion lover and Gym babe. Her favourite role, however, is Auntie Anna.
Aisha Josiah is a multi-disciplinary writer, producer and dramaturg from London. Her plays include Dickless (Fundamental Theater Project), for which she received the 2017 Peter Shaffer Award, Outsourced (Brick Theater) and Kindling (Etcetera Theatre). In 2009, Aisha received the North London Film Fund Award for her original screenplay, Welcome to Neverland. Aisha has written for a variety of publications including Media Diversified, The Upcoming and Mouthlondon. Since 2014, she has served as editor of Fringebiscuit, the independent theatre blog.Aisha is an alumna of New York University, where she received a BFA in Dramatic Writing. She has also studied at the University of Ghana, the University of Paris, and has a postgraduate certificate in Playwriting and Dramaturgy from the University of Glasgow. As a creator, Aisha enjoys disrupting familiar narratives, creating compelling antiheroes and laughing through grief. Her current interests include postmodern explorations of gender, identity politics and postcolonial narratives. She began working with Black Mind in February 2022 and describes it as a warm and nourishing work environment.