Mental health takes centrestage in the latest installment of ampersand.
Volume 5 features Pearl Steffie & Poppy Jaman OBE.
Pearl is a chef and model, and erstwhile social media influencer. She goes from 12-hour days in the kitchen—chef's hat on, sans makeup—to fronting a photoshoot in a studio or on the beaches of Malibu.
Poppy is a mother, activist, and saree enthusiast. Today, she is normalising conversations around mental health, and does this against the cultural backdrop of being a British-Bengali woman with no formal clinical qualifications.
We speak candidly about facing mental health issues head-on, practising self-care and empowering other women. Pearl and Poppy are opening up conversations in ways each of them knows best: green sarees, food, fashion, and whatever else they may conjure.
Enjoy the stories.