April Dawn is committed to supporting people, especially Black women to be the best they can be in the present. As an empowerment consultant, cultural trauma expert, domestic abuse trainer, community radio presenter and entrepreneur bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to her work.
About April Dawn
As a proactive leader with over 25 years’ experience April has tirelessly worked with women and vulnerable groups responding to issues relating to race and culture. She is an excellent communicator and team builder driven to finding solutions to issues that impact Black women. As Director of Creating Equalz, a non-profit organisation April has developed programmes including Lightening the Load, Talking Abuse & Cultural Trauma (TACT) and led on many online webinars about the stereotypes of Black women in British society that impacts their experiences in the workplace, health settings, education and wider institutions.
April is living with alopecia areata which again brings to the fore her own personal experience of dealing with trauma. Creating Loving Alopecia, she speaks about how to build self esteem and confidence as a bald Black woman in a society where hair is considered a symbol of a woman’s beauty. It is here, where April is steadfast in her belief that women should embrace their natural beauty. April has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Made in Chelsea and Refinery29 and numerous BBC radio stations.
Being both creative and innovative, April utilises her skills as a community radio presenter hosting the Women with Soul Show and then In Conversation with AprilsDawn on NLive Radio. Additionally, April used poetry as an outlet to express the impact that cultural trauma and hair loss had on her as a Black woman. This resulted in the birth of the “LovePoets “movement, which galvanized the poetry scene in Northamptonshire.
When booking April, you will get a charismatic and confident woman who is authentic about her experiences. even when exploring challenging subjects, empowering those around her to move forward with enhanced self -esteem.
"April Dawn has been working with H.O.P.E Training for the past 3-4 years and has supported us in delivering training, webinars and most recently the adult domestic abuse recovery toolkit. April is an professional and amazing speaker always conscious of her audience and creates safe spaces to have some of the most difficult conversations. I would recommend April’s training and public services."
Meena Kumari H.O.P.E Training
"Our organisation has commissioned April on several occasions to speak at our events. The roles that April has played has included as a subject matter expert on domestic abuse particularly relating to those with insecure migration status, homelessness and the vulnerabilities of black women and as a motivational speaker about empowering people of colour at an after dinner event. April brings both her expertise, her analysis and her direct and empowering approach to every event that she has enabled for us."
Northamptonshire Rights & Equality Council
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