Panel Talks & Workshops
Black Women, Self-Image and Relationships in the era of Love Island
- 12:30 pm
30 October 2021
Online | Free
Many Black women find themselves turning away from shows like Love Island and other representations of Black women in UK media, that depict us as being ‘chosen last’. Join Siya Mngaza to explore the psychology of self-image, relationships, and attachment in the era of Love Island.
Siya will briefly talk about her research which explored the experiences of young Black people in predominantly white spaces. Here she explores how themes of misogynoir can present themselves in adolescence and go on to shape our definition of self-image and resistance.
During the session, we’ll discuss the difference between representations of Black women in different forms of media and how this is connected to our self-image and our thoughts about relationships.
Finally, we will think about what some of the psychological processes at play might be and we’ll finish by thinking together about where and how we already cultivate pockets of joy and self-celebration.
Siya Mngaza is an Educational and Child Psychologist from Birmingham with interests in self-image, belonging and neurodivergence. She is currently practicing in South London.
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This event is free, but you have the option to leave a donation with your free ticket. Your donations help us to continue to deliver our free group sessions and expand our work over the year.
Thelma Matilda Alves Foundation aims to challenge and dismantle all the issues that prevent women of African/Caribbean descent from accessing effective mental health.
Header Image: Lavena Back, Love Island 2019 contestant. Credit: ITV