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Mandla Rae will host two experts on trauma, body and healing and have a conversation about how trauma affects the mind and body.

This conversation is inspired by Mandla’s research process for their upcoming solo show as british as a watermelon – where Mandla explores how childhood trauma and abuse continued to affect their adult life. In this conversation, Mandla is interested in exploring methods for healing and survival with experts in the field.

This will be a live panel via Zoom, hosted and moderated by Mandla Rae, and guest Ebinehita Iyere and Jahnine Davis.

About Mandla

Mandla Rae is a queer Zimbabwean writer, performer and curator. They are agender and their pronouns are they/them. Their work typically explores their intersectional existence and their response to the world around them. They have been commissioned by many organisations across the country including the BFI, Journeys Festival International and Hope Mill Theatre to make written works. mandla was on Re:con and Young Identity.

You can read more about Mandla’s work, and about what you’ll hear in this event in our latest blog post.

Ebinehita Iyere

Ebinehita Iyere is the founder of Milk and Honey Bees, a creative and expressive safespace for Black Girls to flourish and put H.E.R (Healing, Empowerment and Resilience) first.

She is a therapeutic youth practitioner  who works extensively with young people using holistic, relational and creative methods to support their needs. She also works with multi-agency professionals across systems and decision making. Ebinehita is currently training as a Child and Adolescent therapeutic wellbeing practitioner.

Image of Ebinehita Iyere, hair in braids, wearing a white top

Jahnine Davis

Jahnine Davis is the Co-founder and Director of Listen Up Consultancy and Research. She has extensive experience in child protection and safeguarding, particularly within the charity sector. This includes The Children’s Society, The Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse and Barnardo’s. With extensive experience in child protection & equity, diversity & inclusion (EDI), Jahnine chairs the newly formed EDI Special Interest Group on behalf of the Association for Child Protection Professionals. Jahnine is currently undertaking a PhD exploring services responses to Black British children who experience harm beyond the home. With an MA in Woman and Child Abuse, Jahnine’s work in the violence, against women and girls’ sector, includes her research in Black girls and child sexual abuse.  Jahnine is also a visiting research fellow for the Contextual Safeguarding programme at the University of Bedfordshire and the Safeguarding Trustee for Imkann, St Giles Trust & Save the Children UK.

Black and white profile photo of Jahnine Davis

This event is part of LINK UP Festival.

The event will be live captioned.

Image Credit: Michael Mcguire

Content Warning.

General discussion of trauma, potential discussion of the effects of child abuse. Recommended for ages 14+.

  • Price
    £5 full price, £3 Under-35s, £2 Concessions. Buy all four LINK UP events for £10.
  • Venue

    Online via Zoom.

  • Booking info

    You will receive a link to take part in the show via email. Please check your inboxes, including junk/spam email, for this.

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