Founder , Black Minds Matter UK
Born in Tanzania, Agnes has lived in the UK for 12 years following her family’s relocation to a small town in Devon. She studied at the UWE Bristol, graduating with a BA in Business Management with Economics — before going on to work in the charity sector, creating and managing youth-led programmes in East Africa. While growing up in a predominantly white town, Agnes recalls early examples of racism and microaggressions, such as people touching her hair and calling her names at school. Her own experiences as a Black woman, as well as witnessing the deterioration in mental health in the Black community around her, were both key drivers in her setting up Black Minds Matter U.K. in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder.