Health & Our Bodies

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Black Ballad

How To Ask For Help: A Guide For Mums & Their Loved Ones

Wednesday 19 January 2022 10:00 AM

Nina Dafe

Are These Toxic Cultural Beliefs Holding You Back?

Wednesday 12 January 2022 8:00 AM

Black Ballad

Mums Get Honest About The Support They Need In Motherhood

Friday 3 December 2021 1:30 PM

"As a mixed-race person, Joel’s likelihood of finding a stem cell match was less than 20%."

– The Yorkshire Family Taking On Racial Disparities In Stem Cell Transplants And Winning

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Arese Sylvester

Black Women On Their End Of Year Rituals

Thursday 2 December 2021 2:00 PM


Diagnosing & Treating My Mysterious Skin Condition

Wednesday 1 December 2021 1:00 PM

"More people live with binge eating disorder than anorexia or bulimia, and it is black women who are more likely to experience this type of eating disorder."

– Black Women And The Silence Around Binge Eating Disorder



Njideka Kingsley

Embracing Cannabis As Part Of My Self-Care Routine As A Nigerian

Wednesday 10 November 2021 7:00 AM

Chloe Lovell

The Body Remembers: Alternative Therapies And Black Women

Monday 25 October 2021 7:00 AM

Damilola Ogunrinde

The NHS Is In Crisis And GPs Are Bearing The Brunt

Monday 11 October 2021 11:30 AM

Jendella Benson

What Does It Mean To Be Well? Wholeness & Toni Cade Bambara's Legacy

Thursday 7 October 2021 12:00 PM

Serena Richards

How Capitalism Made Black Nurses Underpaid & Undervalued

Thursday 19 August 2021 7:00 AM

"I think it’s quite complex. To me, it’s like any other form of surgical body modification and this happens to be one that fits in with beauty standards held by the Black community."

– The Rise & Real Dangers Behind Brazilian Butt Lifts


Arese Sylvester

Addressing The Social Stigma Of Post Natal Depression In Nigeria

Tuesday 20 July 2021 7:00 AM

Dr Martina Toby and Dr Nneka Nwokolo

Menopause Is Coming! Here's Everything You Need To Know

Tuesday 13 July 2021 7:00 AM

Leah Dempsey

Growing Up Black In Northern Ireland Left Me With BPD

Monday 21 June 2021 7:00 AM

Blessing Odukoya

Navigating Life As A Black Woman With Cerebral Palsy

Wednesday 9 June 2021 7:00 AM

Rianna Raymond-Williams

Black Women Are Not Getting The Reproductive Healthcare They Deserve

Monday 7 June 2021 7:00 AM

June-Ann Joseph

What It Means To Be A Black Woman Living With PCOS

Wednesday 12 May 2021 10:30 AM

Genéa Saunders

Why & How I Decided To Donate My Eggs As A Black British Woman

Monday 10 May 2021 12:30 PM

"I put the science to the oldest woman in my life circle, 93-year-old Daisy Hemmings. She decided to learn ballroom dancing after watching a television programme."

– On Turning 61: Aging, Health & Vitality As An Older Black Woman


Sarah Olowofoyeku

Dating And Family Planning As A Sickle Cell Trait Carrier

Monday 12 April 2021 10:30 AM

"Many women feel unable to masturbate as they lack knowledge of the female anatomy and unsure about how to self-stimulate."

Masturbation Isn't Dirty


Chloe Lovell

Racial Trauma, Radical Self-Care & Our Healing As Resistance

Monday 29 March 2021 2:00 PM

Tobi Oredein

Founder's Letter: How Running Has Given Me A Sense of Purpose

Sunday 28 March 2021 10:00 PM

Mia Thornton

Meet The Four Black Women Who Found Joy In Running

Monday 22 March 2021 7:00 AM

Monica D. Brown

On Turning 61: Aging, Health & Vitality As An Older Black Woman

Monday 8 March 2021 10:00 AM

Comfort Moye

Self-Diagnosis Was The Only Thing That Could Save My Skin

Friday 5 March 2021 7:00 AM

Chloe Lovell

Black Women And The Silence Around Binge Eating Disorder

Wednesday 3 March 2021 7:00 AM

Jendella Benson

We Need An Honest Conversation About Black Families & Boundaries

Tuesday 2 March 2021 7:00 AM

Kaeshelle Rianne

Black Women On Vulnerability, Invisible Illnesses & Covid-19

Monday 1 March 2021 11:00 AM

Lois King

A Short Practical Guide To Navigating Medical Misogynoir

Tuesday 23 February 2021 7:00 AM

Black Ballad

Understanding The Covid-19 Vaccination

Monday 22 February 2021 3:00 PM

Mel Green

How Mums-To-Be Can Protect Their Mental Health During Covid

Saturday 20 February 2021 7:00 AM

"Being in The Valleys and with all the disruptions from Covid, checking on my contraceptive pill supply was not at the top of my to-do list."

– The Pill, The Pandemic And Lockdown In The Welsh Valleys


Ezimma Chigbo

Suicide, The Pursuit Of Selfishness And My Commitment To Community

Thursday 11 February 2021 7:00 AM

Jill Lupupa

How Midwives Are Staying Safe & Dedicated During Covid-19

Saturday 6 February 2021 7:00 AM

Namina Forna

On Writing Trauma, Healing And Fantasy Inspired By My Reality

Thursday 4 February 2021 7:00 AM

Isha Webber

It Took A Pandemic, But I Finally Got The Healthcare I Deserve

Monday 1 February 2021 10:00 AM

Bakita Kasadha

Life After Diagnosis: Black Women & Bipolar Disorder

Friday 22 January 2021 7:00 AM

Isaura Barbé-Brown

I Decided To Freeze My Eggs: Here's What Happened Step-By-Step

Wednesday 20 January 2021 7:00 AM

Niki Igbaroola

On Diet Culture And My Mother's Flawed Example

Monday 18 January 2021 7:00 AM

Jaydee Seaforth

We Need To Talk About Our Need To Talk

Thursday 14 January 2021 8:30 AM

Stephanie Ozuo

What An ADHD Diagnosis Means For My Concept Of Black Womanhood

Monday 11 January 2021 7:00 AM

Vicky Gayle

The Adult Carers Overlooked By The Government & Local Councils

Wednesday 6 January 2021 12:00 PM

Vanessa Lyall

2020 Was The Homecoming I Never Expected

Wednesday 30 December 2020 7:00 AM

Tyla Grant

My Journey To Becoming An Autism Advocate

Thursday 17 December 2020 7:00 AM


Sharing Healthcare Experiences As Self-Care

Wednesday 2 December 2020 7:00 AM

Courtney Stoddart

Race, Trauma, Belonging And Transracial Adoption

Monday 30 November 2020 7:00 AM

Vicky Gayle

The Cultural Roots Of Community Farming In Birmingham

Saturday 28 November 2020 7:00 AM

Lorna Phillip

The Affirming Birth Activism From West Midlands Doulas

Friday 27 November 2020 7:00 AM

Elisha Mack

Mixed Race & Choosing Sides In The UK's Second City

Thursday 26 November 2020 7:00 AM

Carmel James

The Pill, The Pandemic And Lockdown In The Welsh Valleys

Tuesday 17 November 2020 7:00 AM

Bakita Kasadha

Why Black Women Should Be Talking About Menopause Earlier

Thursday 12 November 2020 7:00 AM

Hannah Asikhia

How This New Mum Found A New Meaning To Self-Care During Lockdown

Tuesday 27 October 2020 7:00 AM

Annalisa Toccara

Editor's Letter: The Rising Of The Black Phoenixes In The North East

Sunday 25 October 2020 9:30 PM

Steph Edusei

Being A Black Woman In Leadership In Newcastle Upon Tyne

Tuesday 20 October 2020 7:00 AM

Dr Michelle Nyangereka

My Descent Into Hell: Understanding My Ancestors' Trauma

Tuesday 29 September 2020 7:00 AM

Lateefah Jean-Baptiste

How Furlough Stopped Me Equating My Self-Worth With My Career

Thursday 24 September 2020 7:00 AM

Dr Christine Ekechi

What Black Women Need To Know About Their Gynae Health

Thursday 17 September 2020 7:00 AM

Elizabeth Oloruntola

How I Learned To Empathise With My Mother's Hoarding Habit

Wednesday 2 September 2020 7:00 AM

Ezreen Benissan

For Those With Sickle Cell Disease, Lockdown Continues

Tuesday 1 September 2020 9:00 AM

Danielle Dash

Guest Editor's Letter: Why We Need To Persevere In Our Careers

Monday 31 August 2020 8:00 AM

Ebunola Adenipekun

Skate Girl Summer: How Black Women Have Found Joy Over Lockdown

Thursday 27 August 2020 7:00 AM

N K Aroni

Making Sense Of My "Mother Wound"

Wednesday 26 August 2020 7:00 AM

Mica Montana

What It Really Means To Talk About Our Mental Health More

Tuesday 25 August 2020 7:00 AM

Kuba Shand Baptiste

Guest Ed's Letter: Why I'm Trying To Be Better When Asking For Help

Monday 24 August 2020 7:00 AM

Dionne Anderson

Navigating White Fragility In My Interracial Family

Thursday 20 August 2020 7:00 AM

Lovelynn Ndlovu

The Government's Mishandling Of Covid-19 Has Cost Us A Lot

Wednesday 8 July 2020 7:00 AM

Jo Chukualim

How Black Women Can Get The Most Out Of Counselling

Wednesday 1 July 2020 7:00 AM

Isha Webber

When You Have No Choice But To Leave Your Family

Tuesday 30 June 2020 7:00 AM

Marjorie Morgan

Why Fertility Is Still A Taboo Topic In Many Black Communities

Tuesday 2 June 2020 7:00 AM

Janet Adebodun

My Story Of Self-Harm And Recovery

Friday 22 May 2020 7:00 AM

Camomile Shumba

Life After A Miscarriage And Two Ectopic Pregnancies

Tuesday 19 May 2020 7:00 AM

Marcia Veiga

What Stops Black People From Donating Their Organs?

Thursday 14 May 2020 7:00 AM

Tola Okogwu

My Child Is Not Overweight – She's Black!

Tuesday 12 May 2020 7:00 AM

Candice Carty-Williams

Guest Editor's Letter: How I Am Managing My Emotional Well-Being

Monday 4 May 2020 7:00 AM

Dianna Reid

The Struggles Facing Black Trainee Therapists

Friday 10 April 2020 7:00 AM

Marcia Veiga

Covid-19, Civil War And Western Privileges

Thursday 9 April 2020 7:00 AM

Tomiwa Folorunso

The Black Female Medical Professionals Fighting Coronavirus

Thursday 2 April 2020 7:00 AM

Lucy DK

Dealing With My Daddy Issues In Life, Love and Art

Friday 14 February 2020 7:00 AM


Why Black Churches Need To Catering To Introverts

Sunday 29 December 2019 7:00 AM

Pam Kosminsky

The Double Discrimination Facing Black Children With Autism

Friday 20 December 2019 7:00 AM

Danielle Dash

Why I Fear The New Conservative Government As A Black Woman

Sunday 15 December 2019 7:00 AM

Anna Wughanga Olila

How Black British Women Were A Lifeline For A Newly Emigrated Mum

Friday 22 November 2019 7:00 AM


The Expectations Put On Oldest Daughters Harm Us

Friday 8 November 2019 7:00 AM

Njilan Morris-Jarra

How Engaging With My 'Inner Child' Led Me To Pure, Organic Joy

Friday 25 October 2019 7:00 AM

Sandra Poku

Ten Years On From My Schizophrenia Diagnosis

Thursday 10 October 2019 7:00 AM

Jemmar Samuels

Black Excellence And My ADHD Diagnosis

Wednesday 11 September 2019 7:00 AM

Ezimma Chigbo

Where Is The Empathy For Black People Who Act "Crazy" In Public?

Wednesday 14 August 2019 7:00 AM

Portia Bartley

LA Taught Me That The Way We Think About 'The Hustle' Is Dangerous

Tuesday 6 August 2019 9:00 AM


Moving To Zimbabwe As A Queer Child Of The Diaspora

Wednesday 17 July 2019 7:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Is It Actually Possible To Love Your Post-Pregnancy Body?

Tuesday 9 July 2019 7:00 AM

Annabel Sowemimo

The Rise & Real Dangers Behind Brazilian Butt Lifts

Thursday 4 July 2019 7:00 AM

Ebunola Adenipekun

Meet The Black Women Inspiring Us To Take Care Of Our Bodies For Life

Thursday 25 April 2019 7:00 AM

Rianna Raymond-Williams

Why Black Women Need To Know About The HIV Prevention Drug PrEP

Thursday 14 March 2019 7:00 AM

Elizabeth Ayoola

What Miscarriage Taught Me About Womanhood

Thursday 7 March 2019 7:00 AM

Lauren Pemberton-Nelson

Brexit Will Further Damage The Health Of Black Women In Britain

Friday 22 February 2019 8:00 AM

Candice Carty-Williams

SAD: Its Effect On Black Women And How To Alleviate Its Grip

Tuesday 29 January 2019 7:00 AM

Annabel Sowemimo

The Truths & Lies About Emergency Contraception

Thursday 17 January 2019 8:00 AM

Rianna Raymond-Williams

Breaking The Silence: Coping With The Aftermath Of Sexual Assault

Monday 7 January 2019 7:00 AM

Sylvia Coitir

Negotiating The Difference Between Being Child-Less and Child-Free

Friday 14 December 2018 7:00 AM

Leanne Gayle

How I Deal With Dyspraxia In The Workplace

Monday 3 December 2018 7:00 AM

Ebunola Adenipekun

The Roots Of Self Care: Black Women & Their House Plants

Wednesday 14 November 2018 7:00 AM

Chantelle Lewis

Navigating Black Womanhood In The World Of Private Healthcare

Thursday 1 November 2018 12:29 PM

Louisa Adjoa Parker

Managing Motherhood And My Mental Health Problems

Wednesday 3 October 2018 7:00 AM

Bakita Kasadha

My Journey Towards Finding A Black Therapist

Thursday 27 September 2018 7:00 AM

Lateefah Jean-Baptiste

Why We Should Be Unapologetic About Being Selfish

Friday 31 August 2018 12:00 PM

Esther Egbeyemi

Me, Acne & The Beauty Ideals Surrounding The Modern Day Black Woman

Thursday 23 August 2018 12:00 PM

Annabel Sowemimo

Women Don't Need Vagina Serums

Wednesday 4 July 2018 11:00 AM

Tola Onanuga

How To Stay Safe While Caring For Natural Hair

Wednesday 20 June 2018 1:51 PM

Cece Alexandra

What It's Like Being A Black Woman With Epilepsy

Thursday 7 June 2018 7:00 AM

Furaha F Asani

The Scientific Breakthroughs You Will Want To Know About

Monday 28 May 2018 5:23 PM

Kuba Shand Baptiste

How Young Black Nurses Are Navigating NHS Racism

Thursday 24 May 2018 7:00 AM

Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou

The Stigma Behind Sexual Health Clinics

Thursday 17 May 2018 7:00 AM

Annique Simpson

What Yoga Taught Me About Breathing, Sex and Everything Else

Wednesday 2 May 2018 7:00 AM

Garen Abel Unokan

How Do You Care For Natural Hair When Battling Depression?

Friday 20 April 2018 7:00 AM

Elizabeth Ayoola

The Things They Don't Tell You About Childbirth

Monday 5 March 2018 7:30 AM

Tobi Oredein

Ed's Letter: Embracing Forbes As Well As Failure

Monday 29 January 2018 5:30 PM

Samara Linton

Why We Need To Write Our Own Mental Health Narratives

Sunday 28 January 2018 5:32 PM

Annabel Sowemimo

Why It's Ok To Be A Mess Sometimes

Friday 19 January 2018 6:00 PM

Black Ballad

Masturbation Isn't Dirty

Monday 8 January 2018 7:00 AM

Furaha F Asani

Yes, Anxiety Medication Helped Me Finish My PhD Thesis

Friday 1 December 2017 5:00 PM

Annabel Sowemimo

Fibroids & Black Female ‘Hysteria’

Thursday 9 November 2017 7:00 AM

Samara Linton

Why NHS England Shouldn't Be Charging Migrants For Health Care

Monday 23 October 2017 6:55 AM

Mahalia Changlee

Dialect & Dementia: Reading Beyond The Silences

Friday 29 September 2017 7:00 PM

Annabel Sowemimo

Let's Bust Myths About HIV

Thursday 21 September 2017 7:00 AM

Saadiya Yusuf

Navigating The World Of Work With An Invisible Illness

Monday 18 September 2017 7:07 AM

Samara Linton

Black Women on Eating Disorders, Body Image & Thinness

Friday 18 August 2017 7:00 AM

Louisa Adjoa Parker

What It's Really Like Living With Anxiety

Tuesday 15 August 2017 8:00 AM

Samara Linton

Black Women, Let's Talk About Our Breasts

Wednesday 5 July 2017 7:00 AM

Kemi Bamgbose

Meet The Black Women Tackling Period Poverty

Thursday 15 June 2017 12:00 AM

Annabel Sowemimo

Busting Vagina Health Myths

Sunday 28 May 2017 10:00 AM