Writer, Mental Health Advocate, Founder, The Siwe Project

Bassey Ikpi is a Nigerian born, American raised writer and mental health advocate. She has been featured in international publications and media outlets from fashion magazines to profiles chronicling her work and life as a mental health activist. Bassey has written for several media platforms from digital to print on the topic of mental health and pop culture. With social commentary being a focus of her work, Bassey has recorded original poems for Girl Effect’s Invisible Barriers, the Kaiser Foundation’s, HIV/AIDS campaign, Knowing Is Beautiful and There is No Comfort In Silence for Global Grind and World AIDS Day. She is the founder of the mental health organization The Siwe Project and creator of #NoShameDay.

See Bassey at Intimate Writing: How to Balance Your Private and Public Personas in the Heart & Soul track on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 2:00pm - 3:30pm.