About the Events
We are absolutely delighted to host an intimate & interactive evening with the inimitable Karen Arthur to mark World Menopause Day and to celebrate Black History Month 2021 at LSBU!
Karen’s journey has led her in many directions. After many years as a teacher, Karen is now a fashion creative, stylist, model, content creator, private sewing tutor, menopause advocate & activist and inspirational public speaker. With this host of titles under her figurative – yet no doubt fashionable – belt, Karen is using her unique voice to share her own experiences of the menopause & mental health to support & empower women to take up their space, own their value & challenge the outdated stereotypes for life after 50. And she uncompromisingly states that her journey is far from over as she approaches 60 next year….
Menopause Whilst Black
Karen presents and produces her podcast ‘Menopause whilst Black’ – a podcast that centres around Black British women’s experiences with menopause in a bid to diversify this topic. Following on from the launch of LSBU’s menopause policy & a range of events exploring some of the many themes that arise around the menopause, Karen’s work aligns perfectly with our commitment to creating & encouraging work spaces that are understanding, aware & supportive.
Wear Your Happy
Through her love of fashion & her bold creative streak, Karen is passionate about dressing for the way you feel & exploring the links between fashion & wellbeing. This has inspired ‘Wear Your Happy‘, or #wearyourhappy on social media, whereby Karen emboldens you to use clothing & accessories to ‘stand up, stand out and feel wonderful’. We invite you to do this during this event… There’s a slot in the programme to share your #wearyourhappy story, moment, outfit or accessories with other attendees if you wish… and Karen is excited to see them!
We hope you’ll join us for this celebratory, insightful & empowering evening with Karen – the more the merrier.
5pm – Welcome and zoom functionality – Neil Hudson Basing, Corporate Events Manager, LSBU
5.05pm – Intro & scene setting
5.10pm – Keynote speech by Karen Arthur
5.35pm – ‘In conversation with…’
5.50pm – Audience Q&A
6.05pm – Wear Your Happy! Your chance to share your ‘happy’ with Karen & our other attendees whether it’s your outfit/ favourite accessory & the story behind it!
6.25pm – Final words & summary
6.30pm – Close
This event will be delivered on Zoom. You will receive the joining instructions the week before the event takes place.
Check out our full programme events for Black History Month 2021 here!
Date & Time
Monday 18th October 2021
17:00 – 18:30