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Poem for BASW England Annual Members Meeting 2021

Caught Between Conflicting Causes By Tashinga Matewe

Tashinga Matewe opened the BASW England Annual Members Meeting 2021, with this specially commissioned poem.  The poem is about the struggles she faced, as a young person, living through Covid-19 the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement, and the affect it had on her mental health. It touches on the struggle of having to choose between respecting Covid-19 lockdown restrictions and the right to protest and attending Black Lives Matters marches.