Demons: Music & Mental Health

It is my personal testimony that music has indeed saved my life. Kanye wasn’t lying when he said that music is the only medicine. Bob Marley wasn’t exaggerating when he said that the one good thing about music is that when it hits you, you feel no pain. The amazing people at Vice have joined forces with UK raptress NoLay to discuss the role music has played in her coping with the mental illness of her father and herself. View Demons: A Short Film About Finding Solace In Music below.

“In the second video of Noisey’s Music and Mental Health series, UK rapper NoLay details how focusing on music and the catharsis of songwriting has helped her cope with her father’s schizophrenia and her own mental health demons.”




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TED x Siyanda Mohutsiwa

What can a young woman with an idea, an Internet connection and a bit of creativity achieve? That’s all Siyanda Mohutsiwa needed to unite young African voices in a new way. Hear how Mohutsiwa and other young people across the continent are using social media to overcome borders and circumstance, accessing something they have long had to violently take: a voice.

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