Rianna Walcott, a postdoctoral associate in the Black Communication and Technology Lab at the University of Maryland shares how we can prioritize long-term self-preservation for people of color and how to stay whole while driving social change. Recorded Feb. 15-17, 2023 at the frank gathering (frankgathering.org)
This interview was recorded on 7th October 2022. Click our Audio button to listen to the full interview on Anchor.
Rianna joined us to talk about the re-publication of The Colour of Madness: Mental Health and Race in Technicolour with Samara Linton.
Join Rianna for this exclusive post-publication talk about The Colour of Madness – the revised edition of the 2018 publication about race and mental health in the UK. Expect readings of excerpts, a talk about the impact of systems of harm on marginalised people’s health, as well as a lively discussion and Q&A about how we can protect our mental health in academia.
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.
Join Scholar-in-Residence Rianna Walcott and Dr Francesca Sobande for an in-conversation event about the act of writing, guided by Francesca’s maxim, that became Rianna’s mantra, ‘Everything is Writing’. Here they will discuss the multiple modes that academic writing can take, from the traditional essay, to blogging, to Twitter threads, to in-conversation podcasting, the radical potential that different kinds of knowledge transmission has for transforming the academy, and understanding your own rhythm for writing and processing information.
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
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.
Social Power and Mental Health Conference at Cambridge University