About the Podcast
The idea of the Afro-Brain Stor(e)rying Po(t)cast is aimed at the creation of podcasts highlighting and archiving brain and mental health stories. These stories will center around initiatives carried out by players in the mental health space emanating from the African continent. The podcasts will incorporate African indigenous knowledge and storytelling to create awareness around the issues associated with brain and mental health.
The podcasts will not only touch on the work done by the brain and mental health activists and advocates, but they will also extend to the creation of a Human Library which will document and house the stories of everyday individuals who have struggled with brain and mental health issues. The Human Library will be used to elevate brain and mental health stories to encourage more conversation around the brain and mental health issues and fight the stigma that is associated with these issues.
Through the podcasts, different guests and experts in the field of brain and mental health will be invited to have conversations about the brain and mental health issues and the initiatives spearheaded by those guests at a community level, if any. Additionally, in the community where the guests and experts have and continue to work, there will be a call circulated for members of those communities to tell their stories about their brain and mental health journeys and struggles.
The podcasts will also target indigenous methods of providing brain and mental health services to highlight these practices and assist in documenting and preserving them for future generations. The podcasts will take a form/frame of storytelling.