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Sitawa Wafula

Sitawa Wafula is a Kenyan-based Mental Health Activist and Feminist who uses her personal journey as a rape survivor with a dual diagnosis of epilepsy and bipolar to provide people in Africa (and of African descent) with the necessary information and support to not only handle mental health conditions but also deal with everyday life. She won a Google Award in 2014, which helped her set up Kenya's first free mental health support line. Sitawa is a nationally-recognized speaker and she blogs at https://sitawa.blogspot.co.ke and tweets at @SitawaWafula.

A Mental Health Advocate Sends Love and Light to the World

My name is Sitawa Wafula.

I am from a small town 40 Kms from Kenya’s capital called Ngong.

I am a mental health blogger and advocate for people living with mental health conditions and their families.

As a kid, I never envisioned myself getting into this line of work. In those early days, I did not know about blogging or mental health. I was sure I would end up doing something that involved Mathematics, but life had another script for me.  (more…)