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Black Question Time, the Call of Success: An Interview with Foluke Taylor

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In this interview The School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy Learning Development team will interview Foluke Taylor, a psychotherapist, writer and teacher.

‘Black Question Time, The Call of Success’ is a series of interviews with inspirational people of colour.

Inspiring, informing, supporting and transforming Birkbeck students of colour in their quest for success and wisdom.

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  • Foluke Taylor -

    Foluke's practices include writing, psychotherapy, teaching, family and friendship. She has practiced psychotherapy in various settings, geographical locations, and forms, over a period of twenty-five years. Therapeutic practices of creative writing are a particular focus of my work, and essential to my own life. She is deeply nourished by the ethical guidance, intellectual challenge, and beauty of Black feminisms.

    Along with her partner and their five children, she spent 10 remarkable and formative years living and working in The Gambia. She is currently based in London, working in education, private practice, and as creator and facilitator of various group writing spaces. She works with therapeutics, poetics, and activism, as dynamically interconnected experiments in being and living otherwise. She is an ongoing contributor/collaborator to artist Barby Asante’s performance installations ‘Declaration of Independence’. Recent publications include a bio-mythography How the Hiding Seek (2018), and As Much Space as We Can Imagine: Black Presence in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2019), Black Paranormal; A Playlist (2020) in What is Normal? She is currently completing a book on the development of a Black therapist’s praxis for PCCS Books.