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June 14, 2021 50 min

This week I continue to explore social identity, music and mental health with Sonia Orlu. What impact does it have when you join and leave new social groups? How does this affect your sense of identity and your mental health? What is the importance of faith in forging identity? And what role does music play?

Sonia Orlu is Nigerian and a PhD student in Political Science at Simon Fraser University, Canada. Her current areas of academic interest are identity politics, diversity and inclusion, and free speech in the era of social media as the new public square. Sonia's commentary titled "Why I do not support the Black Lives Matter movement" was recently published by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. Her written work has also appeared in various Canadian news publications. You can check out some of Sonia’s writings on her website here and her Instagram here.

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