Bend so you don't break - Wednesday 21st June 2017

Inspirational YOU

Presents

Bend so you don't break

A mental health & wellbeing discussion

Wednesday 21st June 2017

6.00pm – 8.30pm

Black Cultural Archives, Brixton

 

Wellbeing and mental health is a concern for everyone, regardless of race, status, class, and power.  There are many positive steps being taking by businesses and local communities to break down the stigma and silence around mental health, but more needs to be done.

HOST:

Bernard P. Achampong - Radio Producer & Digital Content Editor

Speakers:

Ama Afrifa-Kyei - Diversity & Wellbeing Consultant

 

Shaaban Waziri Juma - Complex needs specialist at St Mungo's | Co-Chair of BAME Network

Beverley East MGA, CDE, CAM, DPGA – Author, Graphologist, Forensic Document Examiner & Grief Counselor

 

After 14 years in the private and public sector in London she made an unusual career change to study Handwriting analysis. She established her company Strokes & Slants in the late 80’s. She has practiced the science of Forensic Document Examination for over 28 years becoming a leading expert. She is the only woman of colour worldwide court qualified expert, many government agencies retain her expertise in areas of fraud and Money Laundering matters.
She was appointed to the Ethics committee of the International Association of Document Examiners in 2015. She has contributed to many high profile cases that have been televised.

Her first book “Finding Mr. Write” (Random House) was an international best seller after appearing on “Good Morning America” with Diane Sawyer. She is a leading expert throughout the Caribbean region examining documents.
Beverley hosts accredited sold out seminars through the General Legal Counsel.
She provides profiling for recruitment selection for major corporations in the US, Brazil and Jamaica.
She has received many literary accolades and another fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts VCCA, where she completed her third book “Bat Mitzvah Girl - Memories of a Jamaican child”
Achievements
I have worked as a grief counsellor for various organisations over 25 years globally.
1. worked with SIDS in the UK - grief counsellor for mothers of still born births
2. Set and ran a support group for Mothers of Murdered children in Washington DC when DC was the murder capital of the world.
3. I have had direct and personal experience with mental health issues with two members of my family
4. I have befriended and have counselled a young woman on death row in Texas for over twenty years when she was suicidal
5. I have been apart of many support groups and organisations as a speaker/facilitator on #wellness #health workshops

A huge part of breaking down the silence around mental health, making people feel comfortable sharing their experiences, and providing mental health care, is making sure mental health is seen as equally important to physical health.

We need action from big brands, the government, and people with influence to provide and advocate for mental health care.

But we also need a change in thinking on an individual level.

We need to start valuing our own mental health as equally important as our physical health.

That starts with the way we treat it.

 

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IP and global branding masterclass

 IP and global branding masterclass

 

DAC Beachcroft LLP

100 Fetter Lane

 Monday 26th June 2017

 6.00pm-8.00pm

 

This evening master class features inspirational industry professionals who have over 20 years experience of protecting brands and profiling high profile professionals in the entertainment, business and travel industry.   

 

Speakers

Prakash Kerai | Technology Lawyer at DAC Beachcroft LLP

 

As Legal Director in the TMT (Technology, Media, and Telecoms) team at DAC Beachcroft, I specialise in the legal and contractual aspects of technology deals; advising on all types of technology contracts (e.g. software licences, SaaS and hosting arrangements, implementation projects, development projects, outsourcing deals). I have particular expertise in projects with complex contractual, technical, and financial aspects. I have worked in industry having had in-house legal roles at Dell, Business Objects (now SAP), and Royal Mail.

At Cerno Professional Services, I help organisations to save money on their arrangements with the major software vendors. I advise on the commercial and contractual aspects of software licensing in the context of new procurements, re-procurements, and vendor initiated software audits.

Karen Tippett | Founder of Tippett PR 

 

Karen has 24 years experience in public relations and Tourism marketing both agency side and as the former Head Of PR, Promotions and Internal Communications at Virgin Holidays. She has worked with many travel and lifestyle brands from tourist boards and hotel groups to tour operators and luxury brands.

She spent 10 years at travel PR agency First Public Relations Limited including 5 years as the agency’s Strategy & Business Development Director. During her tenure at Virgin Holidays she was responsible for the strategy and delivery of the brand’s internal and external communications strategy, which included launching the first V-Room at Gatwick, Virgin Holidays Cruises and a brand partnership with HIP Hotels.

Daren Dixon | CEO of Above and Beyond Brand Management

  

Daren Dixon is a highly experienced and connected international executive who has worked in the fields of A&R, talent management and marketing for the top entertainment companies in the world.

Daren most notably discovered and signed globally successful alternative band Kasabian to RCA Records. He then further enhanced his growing reputation as a leading international talent executive by working closely with some of the worlds leading talent such as Beyonce, Miguel, Selena Gomez, Belen Rodriguez, Kelly RowlandSolange KnowlesKeri Hilson and Jennifer Lopez.

Anne-Marie Batson | CEO of Amberglass PR

 

 

AmberGlass PR aka Anne-Marie Batson is an independent consultant providing Crisis PR and reputation management services.  Anne-Marie works on behalf of clients in the sports, politics and corporate world. Whether in the public or private sector, businesses, high-profile individuals, organisations or the public.

She is a specialist with deep knowledge and experience in crisis PR, media relations, social media and reputation management across all platforms. Straight forward, clear and honest communications. No smoke and mirrors.

An ethical practitioner, Anne-Marie Batson is an accredited member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), and ideally qualified to be your trusted communications adviser.

Anne-Marie has an extensive PR background, with over 10 years' experience spanning the private and public sectors. But, her true passion is the sports industry.  Prior to setting up AmberGlass PR, Anne-Marie worked in senior communications positions at Network Rail for eight years, an organisation under intense daily public, media and government scrutiny, before moving agency side.  Her experience puts Anne-Marie on good stead to offer Crisis PR and reputation management services to leagues, governing bodies, agencies, clubs, agents, individuals, and companies.

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  • Each speaker will give you industry insights.
  • Explain global IP
  • Discuss how to protect and take your band international
  • Trends in tech and social media 
  • Do's and don'ts of PR, marketing and communications's

 

Times:

6.00pm - 6.00pm: Doors and networking

6.30pm - 8.30pm: Discussion

8.00pm - 8.30pm: Networking

Who should attend?

  • Business owners
  • SME's
  • Media professionals
  • Those in PR, marketing and social media
  • Those who want to raise their business or public profile

Tickets £5.00 - £10.00

http://ipandbranding.eventbrite.co.uk

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Pop Up Market, Discussion and Acoustic evening - Saturday 20th May 2017

 
Inspirational YOU, The Village, weareunEdited and Motherhood Reconstructed

Presents

 The Village Pop Up Market, Debate and Live acoustic evening

Saturday 20th May 2017

 

2.00pm – 9.00pm

POP UP MARKET

Join independent female makers and designers who are selling:

Clothing | Jewellery | Accessories | Arts | Natural skincare and beauty | Homeware | Books

Music on rotation by

Ace of Jacks

 

Our pop up shop is an opportunity for you to purchase high quality goods from independent brands.

Pop Up Shop Traders:

  • Forever Living Products – Aloe Consumables
  • Nature’s Gift Products – Hand made skin care stuff; creams, soaps, hand creams and hand made bags
  • FunkyNChunky – Handmade African print bags, statement jewellery, Head wraps and purses
  • AyoJoy - Handmade African print upholstered furniture
  • The Soap Connoisseur - organic soap and body care products
  • Nature’s Gift Products - Hand made skin care stuff; creams, soaps, hand creams and hand made bags
  • Yaa Addo - Neal's Yard Remedies Organic - organic health, beauty and wellbeing products.
  • PB Jewellery - Handmade jewellery
  • Jaab Cards UK - Greeting cards
  • Shea Decadence London - Natural Skin & Hair care products including Men's Grooming range and Kids Hair Care Range
  • Sanuley - Trendy everyday wear African print clothing
  • Soufriere - Living Art and prints
  • Ziporahs Inspiration - Quilt covers with pillow cases, towels, cushions, lamp shades, jewellery, clothes
  • ViolaSparkles - Women handbags, African print home decor lampshades/cushions, handbags children clothing, jewellery
  • Big Bite - Vegetarian Street food
  • Curly By Nature - Hair care
  • Book Love - Children's books
  • Jamaica Deli - Cold pressed sugar cane juice, jerk chicken and healthy vegetarian wraps

 


 

4.00pm – 6.00pm (Booking required)

Natural hair and wellbeing debate hosted by Motherhood ReConstructed 

 

Panel: 

Sandra Brown-Pinnock - Owner of Xsandy’s hair and beauty retail chain and hair brand (https://xsandyshairandcosmetics.co.uk/)

 

Stephanie Sey - Consultant Trichologist (http://stephaniesey.co.uk/)

 

Yvadney Davis - Freelance fashion stylist specialising in children’s fashion and founder of the Mums That Slay blog for stylish mum’s that are passionate about self care (http://www.mumsthatslay.com)

 

Comfort Nsek - Simply Comfort Hair heat free mobile hair service and Trainee Solicitor (https://www.simplycomforthair.com/)

 

Dr Samantha Z Tross MBBS, FRCS, FRCS Ed, FRCS Ed(Tr&Orth) -

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samantha_Tross)

 

The panel will be moderated by Leah Samuel and Tamu Thomas of Motherhood Reconstructed.

You can read some information about the previous panelists here.

Tickets for the event are £5.00 - £10.00

 


 

 

6.00pm – 8.00pm (Booking required)

In the evening we have a live acoustic showcase 

 

Come and hear about The Village CIC and their plans for this new community space.

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What does natural mean in 2017? Natural hair and wellbeing debate - Saturday 20th May 2017

Inspirational YOU, The Village, weareUnedited and Motherhood Reconstructed

Presents

What does natural mean in 2017?

Series 2 

Saturday 20th May 2017

4.00pm – 6.00pm

 

The Village Centre, Willington Road, London, SW9 9NB.

 

www.naturalhairdebate2.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Inspirational YOU and Motherhood Reconstructed proudly present the second instalment of their natural hair and well-being panel discussion, “What does natural mean in 2017?”

For black women across the diaspora, the choice of how one wears their hair is at times more than simply a personal choice. Often, it’s rife with social and political implications that can have a profound impact on all aspects of one’s life.

This series is a forum for all to come together and discuss the beauty and visibility of natural hair.  The Black hair care industry is worth £88 million and as utilising the rise of social influencers to reach a new audience. 

This panel of industry influencers will discuss hair maintenance, wellbeing, hair stories, style options, professional experiences and reflections on what it means to be natural in 2017 in an inclusive and lively environment.  

Sandra Brown-Pinnock - Owner of Xsandy’s hair and beauty retail chain and hair brand (https://xsandyshairandcosmetics.co.uk/)

 

Stephanie Sey - Consultant Trichologist (http://stephaniesey.co.uk/)

Yvadney Davis - Freelance fashion stylist specialising in children’s fashion and founder of the Mums That Slay blog for stylish mum’s that are passionate about self care (http://www.mumsthatslay.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comfort Nsek - Simply Comfort Hair heat free mobile hair service and Trainee Solicitor (https://www.simplycomforthair.com/)

   

Dr Samantha Z Tross MBBS, FRCS, FRCS Ed, FRCS Ed(Tr&Orth) -

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samantha_Tross)

The panel will be moderated by Leah Samuel and Tamu Thomas of Motherhood Reconstructed.

 

You can read some information about the previous panelists here.

 

Tickets for the event are £5.00 - £10.00

www.naturalhairdebate2.eventbrite.co.uk  

There will be limited tickets available at the door. 

Children under 16 are free.

 

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Discussion - Series 1

The growing number of Black women transitioning from chemically relaxed to natural hair styles has inspired a strong sisterhood within the hair care community. Yet it has also spawned divisions between wearers of relaxed hair vs. natural and has led to a debate among over what it means to be natural.

Some natural hair advocates believe that natural hair refers to texture, not colour or length, and as long as the chemical structure of the hair is unaltered, it can be considered natural. Supporters of this argument would likely consider commercial hair products, wigs, weaves, and even hair straightening with a hot comb, acceptable hair care options that fall under the natural-hair umbrella.

Others argue that the natural hair movement is a celebration of Black women’s beauty, hair textures and hairstyles, and so wigs, weaves, hair colouring, extensions, or using a flat iron do not constitute being natural.

Also hear about The Village CIC and their plans for this new community space.

More info:

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Info: 07772 527 813 / 07545 156 111

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