The Importance of Black Sisterhood
Description : In this growing individualistic world and the recent and current crisisses the importance of solidarity has only increased.
Organization/Artist: ASCOM, WeDecolonizeVUB
Location: WeDecolonizeVUB Library, VUB Campus
Tickets: FREE with registration https://forms.gle/vA2DEpVd9CoCjtsn7
Partners: ASCOM, WeDecolonizeVUB
In this growing individualistic world and the recent and current crisisses the importance of solidarity has only increased. We are all very familiar with the feeling of walking in a space and recognizing a fellow Black sister and experiencing the sense of relief.
On this International Women’s Rights Day we will take the opportunity to reflect and discuss the essence for a Black sisterhood, what it means, what is the need and what are the mental health benefits of such a sisterhood. These however, are just a few of the questions that will be tackled during this interactive conversation facilitated by psychologist Brenda Anyango.
It will be a night for sharing our experiences, joys, pains and journeys as Black self-identifying women and what it means to stand together.
Brenda Anyango is a proud Kenyan based in Belgium. She holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology from the Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel,2019). After having gained experience in psychodiagnostics and the therapeutic counseling of people who struggle with addiction in the Asster psychiatric hospital in Sint-Truiden and the Alexianen Psychiatric clinic in Tienen, she is currently working as a student psychologist within the Study Guidance Center at the VUB. She also works as an independent psychologist within the private practice De Vest in Tienen. As a black clinician she has a special interest in cultural competent/sensitive care and is committed to improving mental well-being within the African Diaspora. In this way she hopes to break through the stigmatization and taboo surrounding mental health within the Black community.