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Theme: Conversations Beyond Borders

This event occurred on
May 15, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm BST
(UTC +1hr)
London, Camden
United Kingdom

Stay connected through the TEDxLondon community

This week we’ll be joined by two former TEDxLondonWomen speakers Sanah Ahsan and Jamie Windust who will be discussing mental health, identity and the challenges faced by the LGBTQI community during this pandemic.

Join us for Conversations Beyond Borders on:
Friday 15 May
12:30 - 13:30 (BST)

At TEDxLondon we are extremely privileged to have access to a diverse network of experts. And although there is no shortage of news coverage around COVID-19, we want to bring our community insights that go beyond the headlines, find answers to the questions we’re all asking and examine issues that haven’t had as much attention.

Every week, we are creating a virtual space for our community to come together, explore ideas worth spreading and help us all feel a little less alone. Over the past six episodes we have brought together over 4000 viewers from 43 different countries.

Hosted by TEDxLondon Director and Curator Maryam Pasha, these weekly webinars will be available live via Zoom and live streamed on our Facebook page. We’d love you to send any questions for our speakers in advance via email to

Zoom/Facebook Live
London, Camden, NW2
United Kingdom
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Jamie Windust

Editor, Writer, Public Speaker and Model
Jamie Windust is an award-winning Editor, writer, public speaker and model, channeling empathy, authenticity and strength through the work they do as a non-binary person, surrounding the trans community. They've written for publications such as Metro UK, The Independent and Cosmopolitan. They have recently finished writing their debut book out in October, offering a multidimesional and nuanced insight into life as a non-binary person in the twenty first century. As a speaker they've spoken at the 2019 TEDxLondonWomen event, as well as at Cambridge University and for brands such as Tommy Hilfiger and Ugg.

Sanah Ahsan

Psychologist, Poet and Activist
Sanah Ahsan is a queer Pakistani muslim womxn. She is a psychologist, poet and activist and recently won the Outspoken Prize for performance poetry 2019. Her recent work includes presenting Channel 4 Documentary “Young British & Depressed,” conducting research in deconstructing whiteness in clinical psychology, giving a TEDxLondonWomen Talk on the healing and compassion found in poetry. Her activism includes work with organisations such as Childline, WOW, Jawaab around Islamophobia, Racism, Mental Health and LGBTQIA+ issues.

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London, United Kingdom