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Spelman Juniors Lead AFROPUNK Panel on Black Women and Depression

October 2019

Angelica IzuogoAngelica Izuogu (pictured), C'2021, and Rayven Peterson, C'2021, were selected to curate and moderate a panel discussion during this year’s AFROPUNK Atlanta Festival. The Atlanta festival is one of several annual international AFROPUNK events attracting tens of thousands for live music, film, fashion, and art by Black artists. 

“Radical Self-Care: A Discussion on Black Women and Depression,” took place during the AFROPUNK Solution Sessions and focused on the urgent need for Black women to focus on, and be comfortable with, self-care. “It is important for Black women to focus on ourselves and not feel ashamed for doing so,” said Peterson (pictured), who along with Izuogu, is a Bonner Scholar. “I am committed to making it possible for Black women struggling with their mental health to develop and maintain solid support systems.”

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