We can’t believe it too! September is over already!?! No matter, because we had a blast. This month saw us tackle two important topics Heritage and Mind Matters. Which of these do you remember?

In Stories by Johannesburg, we tackled Heritage – What it means to us and how it shapes our identity. This topic was delivered by storytellers from 4 different African countries including Nigeria, Malawi, Congo – Brazaville and a 3rd Generations Johannesburger.

One of the highlights of the evening was the hilarious and award-winning comedian Angel Gabriel Ozoko who shared an intimate story of how his father’s teachings have shaped his life as he moved from Nigeria to South Africa in pursuit of his dreams. Gabriel is reachable through Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. You can also listen to a fuller interview with Gabriel on the 1000 African voices series.

In Stories by Port Elizabeth, we had an intense exploration of Mind Matters – An honest look at how we handle mental health within black communities and how those of us who have continuous internal battles handle those battles.

“Mental illness is not who you are, it is what you are experiencing. And if it’s an experience it can be overcome. ”

Ntsako Mogatosi

One of the highlights of the evening was a stirring story delivered by the equally accomplished and award-winning Ntsako Mogatosi, a registered counselor with a masters in clinical psychologist and mental health activist. Ntsako laid out a pragmatic and well-delivered survival plan for those that are experiencing Mental Health condition. Ntsako is reachable through Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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