I am an early career researcher with a desire is to produce research that bridges the gap between academia and communities with a particular interest in mental health, education, gender equality and environmental issues. I want to produce research that focuses on community engagement through engaging with real life narratives. I am passionate about knowledge dissemination to non-academic audiences and am excited about the differences educational institutions can make in communities and society. Part of my mission is to make mental health education and treatment, and education more accessible black communities. My personal and academic life led me to establishing the HerMind Mental Health Research and Educational Foundation. I am convinced that using a critical lens we can invent new and innovative knowledge production methods, models, approaches and processes that are relevant and relatable to communities because context matters. Africa is my home.