14 June 2020, Wellington / Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Aotearoa New Zealand.
A historic crowd of 20,000 strong march on parliament in solidarity with the global black lives matter movement.
Managing mental health is a challenge for all of us. Guled Mire discusses the particular challenge of managing mental health against the rising tide of Islamophobia, with award-winning journalist and poet Mohamed Hassan.
We turn the camera on him, as Mohamed shares how his role as a storyteller for ethnic communities merged the personal and professional following and before the March 15th terror attack.
We learn about his mental health journey, as a Muslim New Zealander, telling his stories, and that of others who face racism and islamophobia on a daily basis.
Guled Mire discusses the mental health implications of growing up as Afro-Kiwi and facing anti-black racism in New Zealand with three rising Afro-Kiwi rappers taking the New Zealand music scene by storm.
We chat with award winning rapper, and South Auckland pharmacist, Mo Muse; former pro-netballer and also award-winning rapper JessB; and music powerhouse Mazbou Q.
While these artists have diverse styles, they have a common message of representation being central to positive mental health, and the power of music in helping process their experiences, identities, and sense of belonging to Aotearoa.
The past is never the past. This is particularly true for first and second generation kiwis, who unwittingly carry traumas of the past and the lingering pain of being forced to leave your turangawaewae.
Guled Mire sits down with PhD candidate Bilal Nasier to unpack the traumas of the past, and look at how our experiences as young people, and the experiences of our parents, and grandparents shape our mental health and wellbeing.
We are also joined by health professionals, Dr Samira Hassan and Dr Angela Lim, to offer their insights on whether we are doing enough to help third culture kids manage positive mental health and tackle past traumas.