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Adwoa Aboah

The model founded a mental health charity after struggling herself

The activist, and one of the world's most recognisable models, founded the mental health charity Gurls Talk in 2015 to use her personal experience of depression, dyslexia and addiction to help others.

What started off as an Instagram account led to a weekly podcast and global events bringing women all over the world together.

"I look at these photos and I see a different person staring back at me… the darkness had overtaken me, the grey had engulfed my life, I was broken, exhausted and the light has completely left my eyes. I mourn the girl I once was, it's almost as if I'd like to jump into the photo, kiss away the tears, hug her for ever and tell her that she's not alone." - Adwoa Aboah writing on Instagram about her suicide attempt for World Mental Health Day

The talks included interviews with other inspiring women in frank conversations, creating a safe space to talk about issues ranging from mental health to sexuality. It later became a forum for discussions about race and identity, inspired by her own mixed-race heritage and sense of rejection.

By sharing her story honestly, Adwoa continues to help other females across the globe.

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