Fibroids, what the sisters need to know – Black History Walks

“Women of African descent suffer far more from fibroids than white women but mainstream agencies have failed to highlight information on this topic. Black women are more likely to develop multiple, larger and more aggressive fibroids. Therefore it is important that they are empowered with accurate and reliable information about fibroids, including prevention and treatment options.” – Black History Walks

On 27th September 2017, we were invited to participate in the Black History Walks Queen Nzinga lecture series to deliver a short talk on fibroids. It was a given that we would extend our support via our network of other health and wellness professionals and extended the invitation welcoming Imani Sorhaindo and Claudine Thornhill to join us.

The session which took place at University College London session explored a number of topics including symptoms, risk factors and prevention. We were super pleased to have been able to join with like minded professionals to cover the following topics for guests:

How physical activity helps manage the effects of Fibroids. -Candice Bryan

Fibroids and the elimination of stress through the art of breathing.-Imani Sorhaindo

Fibroids & Nutrition: A case study-Claudine J Thornhill

Plus Q&A and presentation from Black History Walks.

This was one of our first talks covering fibroids in the community and we wouold like to that Black History Walks for inviting us, Imani Sorhaindo and Claudine Thornhill for joining us on the journey too. This event was sponsored by Race Matters at university College London and Owens Stevens Solicitors For more information visit

About the Speakers:

Candice Bryan is a thought-leader in wellness development and founder of Noire Wellness. In September 2017, Noire Wellness will host their first fibroids series wellness hub in Harrow, which is designed to provide informative and engaging physical activities, workshops and live demonstrations to help women manage their condition and reduce the effects of fibroids. Visit or email . Candice has worked in sports development for over 20 years and has accumulated valuable experience and expertise in community sports development, health & fitness training. She is currently working to improve the health and wellness of African and African Caribbean communities living in the UK.

Imani Sorhaindo is a Professional Life Coach and Facilitator of a Black Sisters Fibroid Support Group. She has been working as an adult education teacher and community activist for over 28 years.

She has her own personal life experience of shrinking fibroids and eradicating stress through a range of life-changing techniques and lifestyle living including breathing, meditation and energy balancing. Over the past 13 years she has been researching the world of women’s health; particularly around fibroids and healing. .The Black sister’s fibroid group which she runs in Suffolk has been running for its first year; with pleasing results. Imani is also half-way through writing her book around the theme ‘Holistic approaches towards the elimination of fibroids. In October, she will be hosting her first Fibroids conference in the Caribbean island of Dominica

Claudine J. Thornhill is a Naturopathic Nutritionist based on in London. As a holistic practitioner Claudine is a true believer our innate power to create health, wellness and vitality in our lives. Her focus is on getting to the root causes of illnesses and health challenges and she has a particular interest in women’s health issues including Fibroids, PCOS and menstrual issues as well as stress, Diabetes, digestive issues such as IBS, sustainable weight loss and weight management. You can connect with Claudine or at

Queen Nzinga was an African Queen who fought against the European invasion of southern Africa (Congo/Angola). The Queen Nzinga lecture series features African female academics / holders of expert knowledge, speaking on topics of their choice on a monthly basis. The Nzinga lecture series provides a regular platform for women of African descent to highlight important issues in an academic setting. As a result of these lectures a Black Women in Academia Support Group has been set up. See previous Queen Nzingha lectures here