Health & Our Bodies

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Tabby Kibugi

The Struggles That Queer Black Women Face When Starting A Family

Wednesday 24 April 2024 8:00 AM

Lisa Tadiwa

I Was Ghosted By My… Gynaecologist?!

Tuesday 26 March 2024 8:00 AM

"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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Nomqhele Beauty Dhlamini

Wendy Williams Has The Right To Be Ill Without Judgement & Moralising

Wednesday 28 February 2024 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



Juliet Nnaji

Black Women & The Reality Of Illegal Abortions

Thursday 9 November 2023 8:00 AM

Natalie Diana Busari

I’m A Black Woman With MS & There Aren’t Enough Of Us Speaking Out

Thursday 12 October 2023 8:00 AM

Black Ballad

BB Members Perk: Black Women Discussing Our Gynaecological Health

Wednesday 4 October 2023 3:43 PM

Helena Kudiabor

The Contraceptive Patch Shows How Racism Is Embedded In Sexual Health

Tuesday 26 September 2023 8:00 AM

Yomi Olusunle

Black Women Living With HIV Tell Us What We Need To Know

Wednesday 20 September 2023 8:00 AM

Amanda Tayte-Tait

The Hidden Links Between Our Periods, PMS & Suicidal Ideation

Thursday 29 June 2023 8:00 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


Ebun Ajayi-Pierre

What Black Women Need To Know About The Wegovy Weight Loss Drug

Thursday 8 June 2023 8:00 AM

Dr Aziza Sesay

What Black Women Need To Know About Womb Cancer

Friday 19 May 2023 8:00 AM

Sabrina-Maria Anderson

What Black Women Do When The NHS Fails Them

Thursday 20 April 2023 8:00 AM

Jaydee Seaforth

Don’t Call Me A Strong Black Woman

Wednesday 19 April 2023 8:00 AM

Mary W

Battling The Heteronormativity Of Sexual Health

Tuesday 18 April 2023 8:00 AM

Cheryl Telfer

We Need Fewer ‘Sickle Cell Warriors’ And More Allies

Monday 17 April 2023 8:00 AM

Natalie Morris

How Skin Tone Bias Puts Black Patients At Risk In The NHS

Tuesday 14 March 2023 8:00 AM

Nomqhele Beauty Dhlamini

The Pervasive Nature of Anti-Blackness In The NHS

Tuesday 14 March 2023 7:30 AM

"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


Black Ballad

Six Women Get Open & Honest About Their Breasts

Wednesday 8 March 2023 8:00 AM

Jessica Wilson

It’s Not Diet Culture, It’s White Supremacy

Friday 3 March 2023 8:00 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


Black Ballad

The Reality Of Living With Sickle Cell

Friday 17 February 2023 8:00 AM

Jamila Pereira

Unlearning The Stigma Around Addiction In Black Communities

Thursday 9 February 2023 8:00 AM

Nomqhele Beauty Dhlamini

The Case For A Black Women’s Health Movement

Tuesday 24 January 2023 8:00 AM

Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou

Black Women, We Need To Talk About Our Breast Health

Wednesday 30 November 2022 8:00 AM

Nina Dafe

Misogynoir, Medical Racism & Fibroids

Thursday 17 November 2022 8:00 AM

Tobi Oredein

Founder's Letter: Why I Finally Decided To Give Blood

Sunday 23 October 2022 9:15 PM

Lauren Duncan

Anorexia And Our Complex Journeys To Healthy Bodies And Relationships

Wednesday 21 September 2022 8:00 AM

Nina Dafe

My Body Let Me Know When It Was Time To Resign

Friday 2 September 2022 8:00 AM

Henrietta Shirazu

Why And How I’m Shunning The ‘Summer Body’

Tuesday 9 August 2022 8:00 AM

Mide Olabanji

Menstruation Is A Health Issue & Companies Should Care About It

Thursday 21 July 2022 8:00 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


Nomqhele Beauty Dhlamini

Addressing The Effect Of Always Pads On Our Health

Tuesday 12 July 2022 8:00 AM

Tobi Oredein

Founder's Letter: Britain Isn’t Much Better Than America

Sunday 26 June 2022 9:30 PM

Seyi Falodun-Liburd

The Group Campaigning Against Toxic Products In Hair Relaxers

Wednesday 25 May 2022 8:00 AM

Sashawne Smith

How My Skin Condition Impacted My Perception Of Beauty

Wednesday 13 April 2022 8:00 AM

Jamila Pereira

Black Women, Abortion Politics & The Myth Of A "Black Genocide"

Tuesday 25 January 2022 8:00 AM


Diagnosing & Treating My Mysterious Skin Condition

Wednesday 1 December 2021 1:00 PM

Damilola Ogunrinde

The NHS Is In Crisis And GPs Are Bearing The Brunt

Monday 11 October 2021 11:30 AM

Serena Richards

How Capitalism Made Black Nurses Underpaid & Undervalued

Thursday 19 August 2021 7:00 AM

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

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

Sarah Olowofoyeku

Dating And Family Planning As A Sickle Cell Trait Carrier

Monday 12 April 2021 10:30 AM

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

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

Jill Lupupa

How Midwives Are Staying Safe & Dedicated During Covid-19

Saturday 6 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

Isaura Barbé-Brown

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

Wednesday 20 January 2021 7:00 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


Sharing Healthcare Experiences As Self-Care

Wednesday 2 December 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

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

Steph Edusei

Being A Black Woman In Leadership In Newcastle Upon Tyne

Tuesday 20 October 2020 7:00 AM

Dr Christine Ekechi

What Black Women Need To Know About Their Gynae Health

Thursday 17 September 2020 7:00 AM

Ezreen Benissan

For Those With Sickle Cell Disease, Lockdown Continues

Tuesday 1 September 2020 9:00 AM

Ebunola Adenipekun

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

Thursday 27 August 2020 7:00 AM

Marjorie Morgan

Why Fertility Is Still A Taboo Topic In Many Black Communities

Tuesday 2 June 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

Tomiwa Folorunso

The Black Female Medical Professionals Fighting Coronavirus

Thursday 2 April 2020 7:00 AM

Sabrina-Maria Anderson

Why We Need To Live Consciously And Communally During Coronavirus

Friday 20 March 2020 12:00 PM

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

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

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

Elizabeth Ayoola

The Things They Don't Tell You About Childbirth

Monday 5 March 2018 7:30 AM

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

Asiya Elgady

Endometriosis & Temporary Menopause In My Mid-Twenties

Thursday 12 October 2017 7:00 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