The magic that happens when black women support each other

Women – we are God’s gifts brought to humanity. Inquisitive, Intuitive, strong and compassionate beings.

It’s lovely scrolling through my social media feeds and seeing extraordinary women being celebrated. But how about we do something different? Yes, it’s good to celebrate women but action matters most. There is little point advocating for women’s rights constantly when within our circles, there is jealousy, hate and strife, which we discussed in an earlier post black women don’t support each other.

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Social media and millenials

Living in the Moment as a Millennial

You young people and your phones. What happened to playing outside?”

I know we’ve all had some 40+ year old uncle or aunty yell something to this effect at us as we sit, minding our business scrolling through Instagram, or favouriting tweets on twitter. You probably rolled your eyes and brushed the comment off – I certainly have. But as much as I hate to admit it, they may have a point.

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Racism in the workplace is alive and kicking

Microagressions… A concept I’ve been thinking about more and more in the past few weeks. Then it slapped me in the face on Thursday 17th October. Two of my colleagues were preparing for a film screening we were putting on in celebration of black history month when a more senior member of staff came over and rudely asked whether they had nothing better to do with their time. She then said “if they didn’t have enough work she’d gladly give them some” and that’s when it hit me, racism in the workplace is alive and kicking.

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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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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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