We are a growing team of highly educated and experienced disruptors deeply committed to social justice and to equality not afraid to ‘rock the boat’ to make a difference. This is what makes us leaders and innovators.

Guilaine Kinouani –

Guilaine is Race Reflections’ Head Disruptor!

Guilaine is the director and founder of Race Reflections. She is a psychologist and clinician with over 15 years experience working with issues of equality and justice in the fields of community development, research, management, organisational consultancy, training and psychotherapy. As an educator Guilaine teaches critical psychology and black studies to undergraduates and widely shares a scholarship through various mediums. Guilaine writes all articles, designs training courses, e-learning solutions for Race Reflections and Race Reflections ACADEMY. She also leads on organisational interventions, community engagement and overviews the overall strategic direction of Race Reflections.

Guilaine’s first book Living While Black: The essential guide to overcoming Racial Trauma (Ebury: Penguin Random House) is a powerful exposé of the lived experience of various manifestations of racism and their impact on the mind and body through arresting case studies, eye-opening research and effective and innovative coping techniques.

Living While Black is a MUST READ for anyone seeking access to specialist self-care strategies to navigate white supremacy across contexts, for those with a vested interest in the welfare and wellbeing of black groups or working towards anti-racism and for everyone else doing ‘the work’.

You can pre-order Living While Black here. For PRESS ENQUIRIES please contact Ronke Lawal, Ariatu PR, Or get in touch with Guilaine directly for work related queries.


Dave Pickering

Dave is Race Reflections’ Audio Wizard!

Dave is an award-winning podcaster, writer and storyteller who has been making podcasts in one way or another since 2006. His work has been featured on Radio 4 and Resonance FM, and has been recommended by The Guardian, Time Out and the Financial Times. He’s used his magic for a variety of clients, from BAFTA to Cbeebies Radio, and currently produces podcasts for a range of individuals and social enterprises, as well as making personal (and political) creative projects. Before going freelance, he worked for the library service, first as a library assistant, and later as an Early Years Library Outreach Worker. Dave uses his wizardry to produce and manage our podcast: Race Reflections AT WORK.

Violetta Tatu-

Violeta our Membership Queen!

Violeta is an educator and developing researcher. She has 7 years’ experience teaching in inner-London primary schools. She is passionate about cultural and multilingual education and is committed to decolonising the curriculum. She is currently completing an MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies and teaches in an inner London primary school. In her spare time, she enjoys art, cooking and reading about astrology.’ At Race Reflections, Violeta looks after our members and students. She keeps everyone happy and connected. If you are a member, Violetta is now your first point of contact

Rahima Ahmed –

Rahima is Race Reflections’ Admin Maven!

Rahima Ahmed is an experienced Private Personal Assistant with over seven years’ worth of experience supporting a mixture of C-Suite’s, HNWI’s and Entrepreneurs amongst a variety of creative and professional industries. Rahima set up her very own Private and Virtual PA to provide bespoke administrative and project support to innovative small businesses launching into the wild. Rahima overviews all admin operations and business to business communication.


Leone Alexander –

Leone is one of our Assistant Disruptors!

Leone is an aspiring psychologist completing her MSc Psychology conversion. A former professional musician and founder of her own specialist music education business she is passionate about the therapeutic application of the arts and community psychological approaches. Interested in critical and community psychology she is committed to challenging and fighting social injustice. At Race Reflections Leone will be helping to develop various projects including ”Still I rise” and looks forward to creating content which will help make a positive difference in the world.


Hayan Raphael –

Hayan is Trainee Disruptor

Hayan is the baby of Race Reflections keen to get involved in every aspects of the business. Hayan is an aspiring business psychologist who brings a solid understanding of business trends, a love for social media and a desire to help us grow and develop. Hayan mainly assists with the admin side of things and supports all team members when required. When not working, you can find him browsing business news, producing music and watching birds. 


Charlotte Maxwell –

Charlotte is our other Assistant Disruptor!

Charlotte is an aspiring clinical psychologist. She previously trained as a speech and language therapist and has extensive experience of working in mainstream and special needs education. Charlotte is an intersectional feminist, disability advocate and arts activist. She is currently completing an MEd Psychology conversion and works as a researcher exploring ethnic inequalities in mental health. In her spare time, Charlotte can be found painting, embroidering and attempting to enjoy yoga. At Race Reflections, Charlotte will be assisting in the development of several projects including the “Still I Rise” programme.


Dr Furaha Asani

Furaha is our Lead Associate Disruptor!

Dr Furaha Asani is an immunologist/biochemist, writer, mental health advocate, teacher, and trainer on equality issues within higher education & STEM. She’s currently working as a project officer on a UKRI funded community engagement project, as well as giving (and facilitating) webinars on so many timely topics for so many wonderful groups (including anti-blackness & mental health for the University of Cambridge and decolonising global health studies and reporting). Her personal story made the news last year, bringing to light the fact that the Home Office erroneously wanted to deport her to a country she’s never been to (something she’s currently fighting). As one of our Senior Associates, Furaha will be leading workshops, training and community interventions for us.


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