Ep. 17: No Shame, But Plenty of Grace
We were happy to have Bassey Ikpi sit in on our chatfest. Bassey is a Nigerian born, American raised writer and mental health advocate. She has been featured in international publications and media outlets from fashion magazines to profiles chronicling her work and life as a mental health activist. Bassey has written for several media platforms from digital to print on the topic of mental health and pop culture. With social commentary being a focus of her work, Bassey has recorded original poems for Girl Effect’s Invisible Barriers, the Kaiser Foundation’s, HIV/AIDS campaign, Knowing Is Beautiful and There is No Comfort In Silence for Global Grind and World AIDS Day. She is the founder of the mental health organization The Siwe Project and creator of #NoShameDay. She is currently working on her first memoir, Making Friends With Giants (Harper Perennial), out fall 2018.
You can follow Bassey on Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat: @basseyworld
We also were All a Twitter about The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu (yes, still!) and sounded our air horn for two athletes who prove that boundaries only exist in our minds. Listen in!