Rosa Kimosa’s online platform, Aware Online
A Ravensbourne grad and now social media editor for Dazed, Rosa created mental-health platform Aware Online last year. A submissions-based digital safe space, Rosa describes it as somewhere “people can come online and talk about mental health”.
Similarly to Rosa, Sara came up with the idea through her own experiences. “I started it because it was something I needed,” she shares. “I was going through a lot of emotions, and couldn’t find a space online to express myself, or talk to people who were going through the same issues. So I thought, why not create one?”
The project extended to events, including an exhibition, as well a meet-up within her university, bringing together 30 people to get them talking. “I was very sceptical at first,” she admits. “I know it’s not something everyone’s comfortable speaking about.” But the outcome couldn’t have been further from her concerns; “I shared my own story first, and after fifteen minutes, everyone was expressing themselves.”