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ADVANCETALK about abuse with Brenda Birungi AKA Lady Unchained

2 Dec 2020

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Poet, Broadcaster, Mentor, TedXLondon speaker, Host for National Prison Radio, and Advocate for Life After prison.

“My life ended and began with a prison sentence, those metal doors awoke the faith in me” 


Brenda’s mission is to prove that there is life after prison. She is the Founder and Creative Director of Unchained Poetry, an artistic platform for artists with lived experience of the criminal justice system.

She hosts Unchained Night’s in partnership with Artsadmin at Toynbee Studios, a night of inspirational storytelling through poetry and music. Brenda runs poetry workshops in prisons and in the community in Women Centres such as Pecan part of Southwark Women’s hub to help women find their creative voice. She is now a member of the NCJAA Steering group and continues to challenge the ex-offender label through creativity.

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