About

Anita Powell

Anita is an experienced community engagement advocate, speaker, podcaster and activist. She has worked, volunteered and advocated for social issues like social inequality, heritage, menopause, and other injustices. She has worked with women, men, and young people on issues related to mental health, ex-offenders, unemployment, and refugees. She grew up in Bedford with her Afro-Caribbean family, which has inspired her to work towards a better community.

Anita hosts the podcast “Black Menopause and Beyond,” where she covers the topic of menopause through interviews and reflections. Her reflections are a combination of her personal experience, the experiences of her peers, and her professional experience working in the community sector. In 2019, she founded Menopause Alliance to support people going through menopause. The organization holds face-to-face peer support groups in her hometown. In 2020, she co-founded Black Women in Menopause with Nina Kuyper, offering face-to-face online meetings via Zoom every two months.

Anita is also a speaker on menopause, community, ethnic minorities, and women’s issues. She has appeared on several media outlets, including BBC Breakfast, ITVX, ITN, The Guardian, Magic FM radio, Marie Claire Magazine, and Stylist.

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