Press

On this page you will find links to some of the spaces my mental health articles have been published, spaces where i have been featured and invited to speak plus my awards and recognitions

Awards and recognitions;
50 Global Social Impactors - World CSR Day
42 African Innovators to watch 2016  - Ventures Africa
Aspen New Voices Fellow 2016 - Aspen Institute
Top 40 under 40 women 2015 - Business Daily
Non communicable Disease Champion Kenya 2015 - Ministry of Health, Kenya
Google Africa Connected Winner 2014 - Google
Activist of the Year 2013 - Malaika Trust
East Africa Youth Philanthropist 2013 - East Africa Association of Grantmakers
Named one of the top 100 movers and shakers - Drum Magazine 


My Pieces Published on;
Jan 16th, 2017 - Need to have mental healthcare in schools on Daily Nation, Kenya
Jan 2017 - Essay for OCR Recovery
Dec 15th, 2016 - It’s time to pay attention to mental health on Daily Nation, Kenya
Oct 2016 - World Mental Health Day oped syndicated in 4 local newspapers; The People DailyThe StarThe Standard and The Daily Nation  
July 5, 2016 - When I Was Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder, People Thought I Was Cursed on NPR 
May 4, 2016 Africa - As Internet Access Expands in Africa, so does Cyber Harassment on AllAfrica.com  
April 22, 2016 - Psychological scars have yet to heal for victims of Kenya’s election violence on Mail & Guardian


Media Interviews/Features;
Jan 8, 2017 - Indian Newspaper feature
Jan 5, 2017 - PRI - Takeaway radio interview 
Jan 1, 2017 - 7 Women Trailblazers who took a stand in 2016 NPR
Feb 17, 2016 - Kenyan Blogger tackles Depression BBC.
Oct 24, 2015 - Victoria's Lounge discussing depression 
Oct 9, 2015- We’re not educated on the serious harm we cause each other daily on Daily Nation
Aug 17, 2015 - Epilepsy Awareness on Citizen TV 
Aug 13, 2015 - Dutch Newspaper interview


Speaking;
Feb 2017 - TED Talk
Dec 2016 - MOTH In a heartbeat, Washington DC
Oct 2016 - New Media, Citizens and Governance Conference, Nigeria
Aug 2016 - MOTH Evening of StoryTelling, Nairobi
June 2016 - Aspen Idea Festival Spotlight Health, Aspen 
June 2016 - Mental Health America's Annual Conference,Washington DC
March 2016 - Akili Dada Social Entrepreneurship Fellows Graduation, Nairobi
Sept 30th, 2015 - IBM and The Nest's #whatsnext panel: healthtech and health care innovation in Africa , Nairobi
Sept 27th, 2015 - Panelist in the health sector at the Social Good Summit
Sept 11th, 2015 -  Speaker International Suicide Prevention Day
Aug 20, 2015 Guest Speaker; Rotary Langata 
Aug 12, 2015 - Panelist at Nairobits International Youth Day  (their blog post)
Aug 11, 2015 - UN International Youth Day (The Role of the Youth in Post 2015 Development Agenda, specifying on Health) 
July 7, 2015 - Young Female Entrepreneurs meeting with the President 
June 20th, 2015 - Guest Speaker; Sickle Awareness Day 
March 2015 - Speaking about epilepsy at EmBulbul mosque 
March 19, 2015 - Guest Speaker; USIU Drug Awareness Week
March 7, 2015 - Creatives Academy; Writing to Inspire workshop at Daystar University