Join us for February’s UCL Writing Lab event with Rianna Walcott, Jade Bentil, Jessica Brough and Dr Xine Yao, where this roundtable will discuss what it means to be a ‘scholar-activist’: from discussions around the tension inherent to the label, how they maintain a radical politic within the British academy, and the ways in which we can all contribute to building a better world.
Rianna Walcott, co-editor of upcoming anthology The Colour of Madness, says being black made it harder to get mental health support. She explains why some in her family are wary of medication. In the last episode of Mentally Interesting for now, our presenters are thinking about hope and revealing their "most absurd secret habits." With Mark Brown and Seaneen Molloy. The producer is Emma Tracey and the studio manager is Dave O'Neill
Join scholar, singer and writer Rianna Walcott for a tour of the 'Joy' exhibition. You’ll hear her personal views and insights into the exhibitions and have the opportunity to ask questions.
This is the first of 4, in conversation with, from women with aspirations to become the first Black, female astronaut in the UK to media trailblazers, artists and activists. Four women from across Rotherham communities meet the women giving them hope in these strange and uncertain times. Langa, Sile, Sabine and Neema are all women from Rotherham with African heritage making their own mark in the town and the wider world. Join them as they discuss hope, health and happiness with some of the UK’s leading Black women artists, scientists and community leaders from across the Women of the World network
Rianna, Project Myopia
Fighting Back While Black: The Relationship Between Racialised Resistance and Well-Being - in 'Doing Equity and Diversity for Success in Higher Education'
To my family’s great surprise and dismay, a career in the British university system is not often a lucrative or successful one, especially for a Black woman. It did not take long for this to become evident to me. A brief look at my undergraduate cohort and the PhD researchers, staff and senior academics around me revealed vanishingly small numbers of Black scholars, let alone Black female scholars.
For the first instalment of this brand new arts and culture show on No Signal, host JN Benjamin (@reviewsandtings) is joined by guest contributors Rianna Walcott, Shanaé Chisholm and Tobi Kyeremateng to review a selection of this month's cultural offerings.
Social Power and Mental Health Conference at Cambridge University