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Scholar-activist || Creative Educator || Consultant || QUEEN 

 Video Credit: Fatima Halidou

Dr. April-Louise M. Pennant
she/her

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uses her work to awaken, empower & liberate.

Scholar-activist || 

 

April-Louise is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow who possesses a first-class undergraduate degree in sociology with a year abroad. She also completed an Economic & Social Research Council  '1+3' studentship gaining a Masters in Social Research & a PhD in Education. As a full-time academic researcher, published writer & accomplished speaker, her work offers alternative narratives centring the experiences & journeys of Black women & girls. She also explores & documents the hidden histories & contributions of enslaved African people & their descendants.

 

Creative Educator || 

 

April-Louise strongly believes in the transformative power of education & how knowledge can open minds & change lives for the better. She sees being an educator as part of her purpose & employs various forms such as visual, audio & writing to connect, engage, educate & inspire in order to ultimately awaken, empower & liberate.

 

Consultant || 

 

April-Louise has wide-ranging experience using her expertise & innovative methods to collaborate with individuals & organisations to assist in transforming internal cultures, problem solving & strengthening their activities. Communities remain at the heart of all that she does & she makes it her mission to stay up-to-date about what is happening at the grassroots level to inform her consulting practice & to authentically represent & include a range of community voices, needs & desires within her work. 

 

QUEEN ||

April-Louise is fiercely unapologetic, fearless & always remains true to herself. She advocates for everyone, but especially Black girls & women-as reflected in her work & in how she proudly embraces & cherishes her own Black womanhood and femininity. She radiates love, light, laughter, knowledge & positivity. As a blessed woman of God, she is divinely protected, directed & connected at all times. Drawing her inspiration & drive from her family & ancestors,  she rises to the challenge every time while flowing heavily in her purpose. 

 Photo Credit: Olivia Ema 

Songs of faves:

Blog posts & Publications:

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Rebuking the 'Work Twice as Hard for Half as Much' Mentality among Black Girls and Women

March 2023

March 2022

Book Review- Migration Narratives: Diverging Stories in Schools, Churches, and Civic Institutions

May 2022

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Who’s checkin’ for Black girls & women in the “pandemic within a pandemic”? COVID-19, Black Lives Matter & educational implications

March 2022

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