Ayanna McNeil: “Being exposed to the diaspora has been great for me as a creative”

Ayanna McNeil, founder of online platform and shop Brainwash, speaks to us about her upbringing in New York, launching her own business and the growth of Black-owned brands in fashion
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Shirley Mcpherson: “I’ve developed a love for Scotland – but being a minority here does come with it struggles”

Podcaster and student Shirley Mcpherson discusses her upbringing in a little town outside of Edinburgh, coming to terms with her identity and launching ‘Black Scot Pod’ Continue reading Shirley Mcpherson: “I’ve developed a love for Scotland – but being a minority here does come with it struggles”

Abril Muvumbi: “Being a Black woman in Italy is not easy – but I know my worth and I know what I can do”

Activist Abril Muvumbi, a 23-year-old born and bred Afro-Italian from the Emilio Romagna region in Bologna, is looking to tackle the experiences of migrants and ethnic minorities in Italy, writes Merisa Gomez-Adams
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Funke Adesanya: “Growing up, I was told I’m Australian – but I barely saw others that looked like me”

Nigerian Australians make up one of the fastest-growing migrant groups in Australia, and 25-year-old pharmacist Funke Adesanya is one of the many contributing to the country’s growing economy and cultural diversity.
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Shirlene Malambo Luna: “In Colombia, discriminatory acts are very frequent for people of Afro-descent”

Although the presence of Africans in Colombia dates back to the 16th century, their descendants continue to face exclusion, marginalisation and discrimination – something that hairstylist and Colombian native Shirlene Malambo Luna can relate to.
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