Invisible Voices is an anthology of ten short essays and poems about the invisibility of mental illness experienced by bame students in Goldsmiths
Join us for an evening of performance and discussion exploring the invisibility of mental illness by bame students and staff at Goldsmiths. Immerse yourself in the words of Sara Benhamou, Chelsea Chohan, Muna Hassan, June M, Kameron Locke, Akanskha Mehta, Farida Momtaz, Mehroz Shaikh, Srikrupa Raghunathan, Abida Uddin and Tobi Yasin with the launch of Invisible Voices, an anthology of short essays and poems about the invisibility of mental illness.
An article in The Leopard in December 2018 states that many international students are not getting the kind of mental health support they need in higher education. This is one of the many critiques of the precarious position of underrepresented communities at Goldsmiths.
This anthology aims to break that cycle by creating a space for dialogue and discovery around mental illness, and how it impacts on those surrounded by it.
Invisible Voices has been funded by the Alumni & Friends fund. Its aim is to showcase the creative work of ten bame students at Goldsmiths, focusing on the theme of the invisibility of mental illness. It is an important topic to highlight, and one which is often ignored. It challenges hegemonic structures and empowers precarious voices.
The anthology also features illustrations by Chelsea Chohan, Erica Ani Ezeogu, Henrieta Lau, Srikrupa Raghunathan, Paula Segre, Ade Awodefaju, Balraj Bains, Vivian Tong, and Tasnia Uddin.
Organisers: Farida Momtaz and Kevin Bathman.
Supported by Alumni & Friends Funds
Illustration: Ade Awodefaju
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