On Friday, 20th November, medical humanities scholars Dr Donna McCormack (University of Surrey) and Dr Ingrid Young (University of Edinburgh) hosted an interactive discussion that explored the issues raised by the exhibition. This discussion was held online and explored a number of issues raised by the exhibition.

We were joined in discussion by Dr Chisomo Kalinga. Chisomo is a Wellcome-funded medical humanities postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh. Her current project examines literary traditions and health narratives in Malawi and its border countries. She is also collaborating with colleagues at the University of Malawi and Malawi University of Science and Technology to launch the first medical humanities network for Malawiana studies. Her research interests include disease (especially sexually transmitted infections), biomedicine, traditional healing, and witchcraft in African writing and narratives.

We were joined by Marc Thompson. Marc Thompson is founder and co-director of The Love Tank, PrEPster and BlackOutUK. Marc is an activist, mentor, film buff and lover all things Hip Hop. Marc has been involved in advocating for social justice for over 25 years with a focus on Black minority and ethnic communities, sexual health and HIV. He is particularly interested in the intersection of race, sexuality and HIV and the impact it has on individual and society.

The photos we discuss are:

26:45 Agy Worthington

31:23 John Ferguson

38:40 Belinda Otas

44:00 Paula Knight

51:10 Dresda Emma Mendez de la Brena