Join I Weigh X The AllBright for a panel talk hosted by Lauren Mahon with Kris Hallenga, Jamie Windust and Arooj Aftab.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016, Lauren started #GirlvsCancer. Her aim was to share the story of her treatment in an accessible way to tackle the taboo and create a better understanding of the challenges those diagnosed with cancer in their twenties and thirties face.
Jamie Windust is an award-winning editor in chief of FRUITCAKE Magazine, writer, speaker and model. A prominent voice in the UK on non-binary life and she has written for publications such as British GQ, The Independent, Gay Times, Dazed and many more.
Arooj Aftab, 22, is an influencer who is known for her baggy fashion style. She’s thriving in an industry where looks are key, but she’s using the clothes to conceal a genetic condition called neurofibromatosis (NF) type 1 – a condition which causes tumours to grow along her nerves.
Kris Hallenga is the founder of award-winning breast cancer awareness Charity – CoppaFeel! She is the winner of Pride of Britain Award, Cosmopolitan Ultimate Campaigner Award and Outstanding Young Campaigner Award at the DFS Woman of the Year awards.
Ayishat A Akanbi
Ayishat Akanbi is a fashion stylist, writer, cultural commentator and artist based in London, UK. Her cultural critique has been called upon by The Tate Modern, The Design Museum, The Barbican and The V&A. Ayishat has been featured in GQ, Dazed, Notion, and is the lead on screen stylist on E4’s 2018 show My Hotter Half as well as contributing to a number of shows news segments on BBC, Channel 4, CNN and CBBC.
Jameela Jamil’s life-positive movement, I Weigh, will take over The AllBright Mayfair on Thursday, May 16 for a day of discussions, workshops and events in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week.
The theme for MHAW 2019 is Body Image and The AllBright has partnered with Jameela Jamil’s I Weigh movement, which encourages women to ‘weigh’ themselves through their accomplishments and values rather than their physical appearance.
Throughout the day members are invited to join the discussion with high profile voices discussing important issues surrounding mental health, including body positivity, feminism and men’s mental health.