This September will mark 35 years since the shooting of Dorothy “Cherry” Groce and the subsequent 1985 Brixton riots that followed. While what happened to Cherry and the Brixton riots isn’t taught in schools, it’s a staple part of Black … Continue reading Black Girls Around The World REMEMBERED: Cherry Groce
Travelling has always been second nature to Kendra Valentine. Growing up with a family who lived “all over the place” meant that she became familiar with moving to new places and embracing a new way of living from a young age.
Continue reading Kendra Valentine talks travel, Black Lives Matter and what she loves about living in Berlin
Brayla Stone was a baby. At 17 years old, she had dreams of being a singer and would frequently post videos on her YouTube channel.
Loved by her community, Brayla was someone who “always held space for others to be themselves and express their identities,” according to The Center of Artistic Revolution. On June 25th 2020, Brayla would become the 4th Black trans woman killed this month.
As I sat down to speak to Jewells Chambers – an adventure-seeking native New Yorker who lives in Iceland – I was intrigued to hear all about how she ended up moving to the land of fire and ice.
While Black people can be found in pretty much any part of the world, it is rare to come across one of us who lives in Iceland – and naturally, I had many questions that Jewells was happy to answer. Continue reading Jewells Chambers: “My experience living in Iceland has been very positive for me”
Atatiana Jefferson was a loving aunt, sister, daughter and future medical student, who loved playing video games and had an adventurous spirit. Continue reading Black Girls Around The World REMEMBERED: Atatiana Jefferson
Bridget considered herself a French girl throughout her life. But a trip to Nigeria in 2012 and a move to Congo changed her perspective on how she viewed herself and opened her up to a world she didn’t fully recognise before. Continue reading Bridget Ugwe: “Moving from Paris to Congo was like lifting a weight off my chest”
To grow up in Japan as a Black girl and never experience racism is something you wouldn’t expect to hear. Continue reading Tiffany Rachel, 22: “I feel liberated living in Japan”
Joy Gardner wanted to be a journalist. There’s something about that particular piece of information that really stuck with me. The idea that she could have been sat here, just like me, doing exactly what she loves. Continue reading Black Girls Around The World REMEMBERED: Joy Gardner
Welcome to Black Girls Around The World (BGATW), an online platform that aims to share the stories of black girls from different parts of the world and their experiences navigating through life in their respective countries and cultures. Continue reading Welcome to Black Girls Around The World