Videos and Podcasts

Videos and Podcasts

Did you miss out on a When We Speak learning seminar and want to catch up on the amazing speakers and the content provided? This is exactly where you need to be! Find the videos and podcasts of our incredible guest speakers below:

Vol.7 with gal-dem

It was a pleasure to have gal-dem’s social media manager, Shanice Dover as our guest for When We Speak Volume 7 that was hosted by Brookemorgan (founder of She Oath) and Aliyah (founder of Pupil Power)! A massive thank you goes out to Shanice for offering her experience and knowledge on social media tools and how to tackle building a purposeful brand and marketing strategy. It was fantastic to see young people engaging with Shanice’s expertise on how to properly engage with particular audiences on social media.  Also, the session had insightful discussions on predominant issues with social media and in wider society such as data controls (with reference to The Social Dilemma), racist microagressions being futhered or brought light through various platforms and advice with entering the journalism industry and making it more representative. All these discussions are imperative to further change in our communities and we have to praise and thank Shanice and those attending for offering healthy discussions on these societal issues!

Catch the whole recorded session below:


Nsukka Is Burning by Deborah Shorindé

Produced by Deborah Shorindé, Nsukka is Burning explores how writers from Nsukka, a university town in South Eastern Nigeria, have continued to bloom in spite of erasure and exile. Cultivating some of the most formidable voices in African literature, like Chinua Achebe, Ifeoma Okoye and Chimamanda Adichie, this Igbo town has burned bright as a beacon of resistance in Nigeria. Nsukka’s harmattan season brings about an unusual chill but this is likely the only cold thing about this place. As one of the first areas invaded and burned in the Nigerian Biafran war, we trace Nsukka’s history of creativity right through to the stories and spaces of resilience that exist today. Presented by the award-winning playwright and poet, Inua Ellams. 

Find the audio documentary below:

Vol. 6 with Burnt Roti.

***THIS EVENT WAS POSTPONED – KEEP POSTED FOR RESCHDULE IN NOVEMBER** Burnt Roti is a magazine and blog that covers empowering and controversial topics within South Asian communities including young womxn, identity, sexuality and mental health. While opening and supporting a platform for young creatives to showcase their excellent work! Burnt Roti is now the leading South Asian lifestyle magazine in the UK. You will have the opportunity to learn and discuss the inception of Burnt Roti in terms of how the magazine was created in an overwhelming white industry that did not represent the culture and ethnicities found in the UK. Sharan, founder, will speak about the excellent content they create and how to get involved!

Vol. 5 with Black Thrive.

On 2nd September, When We Speak had our first virtual session. Volume 5 in collaboration with Black Thrive was a phenomenal talk. Thank you to Natalie who spoke about the origins of Black Thrive, identified the current issues around delivering mental health services to black communities and offered a research informed alternative to breaking down the barriers to unequal treatment. The session ended with tips on self-care and healing when tackling big societal issues, advice I know everyone took onboard. Everyone learnt so much from the session and we ow a massive thank you to Natalie and the Black Thrive team!

Catch the whole recorded session below or as a podcast: