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.
First Guest Announced – 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.
This event is part of LINK UP Festival.
The event will be live captioned.
Image Credit: Michael Mcguire
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.
General discussion of trauma, potential discussion of the effects of child abuse. Recommended for ages 14+.