Zia: There were not many black only female groups, and the pandemic showed our disparity in healthcare to address our issues. We needed our own group.
Zia: Groups like this make us feel less invisible and that our needs are being catered to. It also helps us stop being misinterpreted because we are able to give our opinion and views about topics that affect us.
Antoinette: It’s wonderful to be able to link up with women who have gone through other experiences and have that sense of community. Here we can learn and grow together – there’s a lot of encouragement, a lot of cheerleading.
Ruth: Yes, the group gives me confidence, I get lots of support. It’s nice to go out and meet different cultures.
Angela. We gel, even though we’re all from very different backgrounds. There’s something around the Black experience, both positive and negative that’s definitely a common thread.