Issue two of Niijournal comes as a double cover, and features two musical Goddesses. Residing on one of the covers is singer-songwriter and cellist Kelsey Lu, shot by photographer Tyler Mitchell. On the other, singer-songwriter Kelela shot byAddy himself, holds court.
Niijournal II will once again revisit topics such as sexuality, race and empowerment but will also focus attention on issues surrounding mental health. Mental health is often a topic people shy away from, but it's a silent killer.
In general, people from black and minority ethnic groups living in the UK are:
- more likely to be diagnosed with mental health problems
- more likely to be diagnosed and admitted to hospital
- more likely to experience a poor outcome from treatment
- more likely to disengage from mainstream mental health services, leading to social exclusion and a deterioration in their mental health.
Niijournal II contributors consist of: Tyler Mitchell, Ian Bradley, Mischa Notcutt, Ibrahim Kamara, Katrice Dustin, Zariya Allen, Georgina Johnson, Virginie Moreira, Dexter Lander, Izaak Adu, Nadine Ijewere, Tschan Andrews and many more.