Adwoa Aboah is a fashion model, an actor, and an activist. Creating Gurl’s Talk, an online forum where young women can connect to discuss many issues without judgement in a safe environment and the #CreativeTogether Initiative for battling anxiety in this Covid era, Adwoa has proven herself to be a strong dedicated woman. Gaining control over her own mental health issues, Adwoa has become a role model and pillar for improving diversity especially in the fashion industry.
Being At The Table means:
“Coming with my full self and all the parts that make me who I am. So that comes with opinion and speaking up for what I believe in and all the different layers that make me who I am.” - Adwoa Aboah
Highlights from the Conversation:
Adwoa’s journey from being lost and not feeling heard to creating Gurl’s Talk, an online forum where girls can share without judgement or taboo
Putting personal judgments aside to meet with the community at the ground level of emotion and understanding and empathy
Speaking to a unique audience (fashion industry) about mental health and racism
Working for diversity in fashion and not accepting tokenism in any shape
Battling mental health issues in a time of isolation
Adwoa’s advice for those dealing with mental health issues
About the Guest:
Recognised as a ‘Next Generation Leader’ on the cover of Time Magazine, 27-year-old activist and model Adwoa Aboah has become internationally renowned for her unique talent and fearless leadership. Adwoa’s ground-breaking modelling career and tireless advocacy through her mental health organisation Gurls Talk has elevated her to be one of her generation’s most influential voices.
Alaa Murabit is an award-winning medical doctor, global security strategist, women’s rights advocate and United Nations High-Level Commissioner on Health, Employment & Economic Growth and Sustainable Development Goal Global Advocate.
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