Founder of @theantiracistsocial.club on anti-racism and mental health
"Anti-racism is inextricably linked to mental health. If you can't exist as your full self, if you're under constant attack from microaggressions, bias, and discrimination, your mental health will suffer. After #GeorgeFloyd was murdered, my mental health took a turn for the worst. I had to find my own catharsis, but having people check-in on me was helpful. So we have to remember that we all have a role to play in ending racism and that becoming anti-racist is essential if we're to stay mindful and aware of the present moment and do the work within ourselves to be better global citizens. Men engage less with mental health, but have the most privilege in this world to make a difference.
So we need to start talking about the connection between racism and mental health and we need to use whatever privilege we have to speak up for those in marginalised communities who suffer the most, both male and female alike".