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Why Representation Matters

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Why does representation matter? Well, because seeing someone that looks like you excelling, has been proven to show that it increases your self-belief, aspirations and ultimately your confidence.
But tackling the under representation of certain groups can lead to backlash, as explored in one of our earlier blog posts ‘Is Serena Williams Racist?’ Another example of an attempt to tackle under representation causing unwarranted backlash, is the casting choice (for the character ‘Ariel’) for the live action of Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ which led to the hashtag #NotMyAriel.

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Reasons to fix your finances now

The reason I stress about figuring out and building wealth that I can leave behind for future generations is not just for materialistic goals but to be able to make impactful changes. For me the most important thing is to end the financial struggles my family face. Let’s perpetuate generational wealth and not the ‘black tax’. Today’s post is all about our daily finances and why it is so important to fix it now so that our great grandkids can still benefit after we are no longer around. This is known as building generational wealth. I am always careful in my posts about finance because I am not a financial advisor. What I know is what I have experienced, what has been shared with me and what I have learned on my journey to become financially unburdened.

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BYP Leadership Conference | There’s a change coming

Just under 2 weeks ago, BYP (Black Young Professionals) Network held the first ever BYP Conference. A leadership conference dedicated to black professionals. The first of its kind, in the UK at least. Panel discussions, workshops and keynote speakers were just a few of the highlights. AJ Odudu was the host in the morning and panellists/speakers included the likes of George the Poet, Tolu Ogunmefun, Gillian Joseph, Lord Michael Hastings and many many more. Attending the BYP conference made me realise that there’s a change coming and it’s a change in the right direction.

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Bass Festival | Black life outside London

As I get older, I realise more and more things about people, places and life in general. One of such realisations is the fact that many black Londoners are unaware of the existence of black communities outside of London. In all fairness to them, the percentage of black people in London is by far the highest in comparison to other parts of the UK. As of the 2011 census, London is the region with the highest percentage of the black population (13.3%) versus the North East which is the region with the lowest percentage of the black population (0.5%)[1]. In addition to this, the black British culture that is portrayed on TV and across social media is very London centric. So, who can really blame these Londoners for not realising there is black life outside of London?

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