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Mental Health in an unequal world

World Mental Health Day (10 October) is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. The theme for the World Mental Health Day 2021 is ‘mental health in an unequal world.’ We need to break the stigma around mental health issues, and we need to elevate LGBTQI+ people within that debate. One of our …

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Labels & Assumptions vs. Lived Realities

How much do we know? How much do we need to know? How deep is our understanding of Bisexual people, as people and not as a label? The video comes from an interview we had with a bisexual person who shares how it is being bisexual in our LGBTQI+ and mainstream society. 16 to 22 September is going to be …

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All in an Artwork

In a recent interaction with one of our participants, she drew this artwork followed by these words. “Society expects you to be as picture perfect as this flower. However I am human, I have my flaws, like these tiny legs.” Growing up she had eczema, resulting in cracky and ashy skin, especially on her legs…”Kids can be mean”, she added …

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International Day of Tolerance

“Tolerance is respect, acceptance, and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human.” We had the pleasure of interviewing one of our colleague’s working in rural Manicaland. Their work offers services to rural Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans and Queer women (LBTQ) women. He shares the hurdles he has had to face …

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