Poet Theresa Lola wants poetry and social media to spread the word on mental health

British-Nigerian poet Theresa Lola is among writers from around the world speaking at the Singapore Writers Festival.
British-Nigerian poet Theresa Lola is among writers from around the world speaking at the Singapore Writers Festival.PHOTO: HAYLEY MADDEN

SINGAPORE - Social media has widened the reach of poetry, says British-Nigerian poet Theresa Lola. In the same way, it can be used to raise awareness of mental health.

The 25-year-old is the Young People's Laureate for London, a post created by British writer development agency Spread the Word and selected by a panel of arts organisations and poets. Her role is to host programmes to nourish a culture of poetry among youth.

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