The Psychological Impact of Anti-Blackness in the South Asian Community

Did you catch our presentation on the psychological impact of anti-Blackness in the south Asian community? You can view the slides below if you login.

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We hosted a panel discussion on the psychological and harmful impact anti-blackness, can have and our role in it. We spoke to:

Poonam Kataria

Poo is a small business owner of Rasta-Farmers, a sustainable skincare and products company, that she founded with her partner Oli.She comes from a ‘traditional Gujarati family’ and fell in love with her Jamaican partner when in Australia. What began as a secret relationship marked with a concern of ‘what would people say’, blossomed into a beautiful Blindian relationship, celebrated by both of their families.

Urmila Patel

Mila authored “Out of Uganda in 90 Days”, a startling memoir of growing up in Uganda in the 1960s and 70s. Her account provides an insight into what it was like for an Indian family living before Amin, and later being expelled from the nation, under dictator Idi Amin. Today, Mila works as a life coach, reiki master and yoga instructor.

Samantha Patel

Samantha is a forensic psychologist with over 20 years of experience. She specialises in the assessment, understanding and identification of strategies for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) and Anti-racism. She is a committed changemaker and has developed The Whiteness Matrix, as a framework for understanding the society we live in. She uses this framework to educate people at the most senior levels on DE&I.

You can watch the discussion here on YouTube.