Dr Beverley Duguid is the founder of InsightMind.
Beverley works in an inter-sectional way, holistically, addressing the whole person. She sees society as constructing the barriers which can be disabling but as Audre Lorde said we can use ‘human difference as a springboard for creating change within our lives'.
She is also a teacher, writer, poet and historian. From a young age, she was naturally interested in what was ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ with the world. She’s spent her life researching, writing and campaigning against social injustices - chiefly racism, sexism and more recently spreading awareness about visual impairment.
In 2009 Beverley was diagnosed with glaucoma, despite failing sight, she graduated with a PhD in gender history from Royal Holloway in 2010.
This year, she was awarded a Level one Teacher Training Certificate in mindfulness with the Mindfulness Network.
She is a committee member of Bame Vision, an organisation which exists to address the inequalities experienced by blind and partially sighted people and those at risk of sight loss from BAME communities.
InsightMind is mental health aware. Which means we understand the factors that can affect people's wellbeing.
InsightMind courses have been funded by, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and its work supported by, the Arts Council England Emergency response fund 2020.