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Workshop announcement: The Politics of Self-Care in the PhD Journey

20 January 2022, 6-7PM BST

We’re very pleased to have Scarlett with us to discuss the politics of self-care. Please email us at to receive a Zoom invitation.

As Audre Lorde says, ‘Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare’, this workshop explores the meaning of the politics of self-care via the perspective of Scarlett Ng, a Chinese queer feminist PhD student living in the UK. Scarlett will share how she deals with mental health issues throughout her academic journey in the UK since 2019 with several interactive exercises. Participants are encouraged to share their personal stories and ways of dealing with stress if they find the space safe and comfortable.

Scarlett (she/her) is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Oxford. She came from Hong Kong in 2019 for her master’s degree in Gender Studies at LSE. Her research examines Chinese queer women’s migration to the UK. For most of her time, apart from working on her research, she indulges herself in nature and the cinematic world. She loves to sing, dance, cook, and talk to her plant to de-stress. She would also like to learn how others de-stress and maintain their peace of mind and soul when facing the hassles of daily living. 

*Please note this workshop is open to all who identify as an LGBTQIA+ BIPOC
This event forms part of our Mental Health and Communal Care Project. We offer our sincerest thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund and the Evelyn Trust for granting us the funds to make this project possible. We would also like to thank Encompass Network for facilitating and providing ongoing administrative support.

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