“Growing up in a township, I know that mental health was and still is rarely addressed, and I have seen how disempowered those living with mental illness feel in this space. As an aspiring academic and activist I have a strong interest in the intersections between culture and health and how these exist within spaces for a person gendered as a woman. I think the work of the PMHP gives women a voice, beyond looking at them as only bodies. They take women’s voices seriously. I hope to return to PMHP as I found the experience so fulfilling. Thank you for the opportunity!”

Ath’enkosi Mthwakazi Sopitshi

MPhil Student, University of Cape Town
PMHP Volunteer 2012