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For our final episode of the season we are joined by Decolonising Contraception’s very own Bakita: KK (She/her). Bakita  an amazing poet, writer and advocate for those of African descent living with HIV. She recently wrote an amazing first person article for Glamour magazine about her own journey in becoming a community advocate.

Hosts: Dr Annabel Sowemimo and Edem Ntumy Editor: Veronique Belinga

News story references

Joe Biden can end the misery wrought across the world by the Global Gag Rule



Protecting Women Against HIV Just Got 9 Times Easier https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/11/11/933415492/protecting-wome n-against-hiv-just-got-9-times-easier

Mangrove 9

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/jGD9WJrVXf/the-mangrove-nine-black-lives-matte r

Steve McQueen Small Axe – Watch the Series: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p08vy19b/small-axe-series-1-mangrove

Joint Committee on Human Rights: Black people, racism and human rights



“I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another and the world, is a revolutionary act. It is an act that can be met with hostility, exclusion, and violence. It can also lead to love, understanding, transcendence, and community. I

hope that my being real with you will help empower you to step into who you are and encourage you to share yourself with those around you.”

Janet Mock,

Other links

#NormalizingHIV – the Challenge was started by a Black African woman https://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/article/hiv-black-women

Supporting former Macfarlane Trust Beneficiaries (Contaminated Blood Scandal): https://www.tht.org.uk/our-work/community-projects/supporting-former-macfarlane-tr ust-beneficiaries
Global Network of Young People Living with HIV (Y+ Global): http://www.yplusnetwork.org/

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