Kelet Ali speaks to us about her life in Manchester, her budding modelling career in Finland and making history as the first trans woman of colour to star in a Finnish documentary. Continue reading Meet Kelet Ali: Model, podcaster and the first trans woman of colour to star in a Finnish documentary
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
Continue reading Ayanna McNeil: “Being exposed to the diaspora has been great for me as a creative”
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”
South African teacher and aspiring writer Whitney Cele discusses her upbringing in Durban, dealing with racism and why she made the move to Taiwan Continue reading Whitney Cele: “I’ve had to work extremely hard to earn respect as a teacher in Taiwan”
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
Continue reading Abril Muvumbi: “Being a Black woman in Italy is not easy – but I know my worth and I know what I can do”
On the day that I speak to Diane Abbott, it’s another busy Monday afternoon for the Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP, who I’m able to grab 40 minutes with amid her jam-packed schedule. Continue reading Diane Abbott: “To be a Black woman today is challenging – but there has never been a better time”
“To be a Black woman today is to be one person but also a whole community.” Those were the words of Amna Ali, a Somali-Yemeni activist and entrepreneur from the UAE. Continue reading Amna Ali: “I want to give as much light and a platform to other Black Arabs”
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.
Continue reading Funke Adesanya: “Growing up, I was told I’m Australian – but I barely saw others that looked like me”
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.
Continue reading Shirlene Malambo Luna: “In Colombia, discriminatory acts are very frequent for people of Afro-descent”
The image of Africa often projected by the western world is one that many consider misleading – and for Adeola Adeshina, this narrative had a massive impact on her self esteem which she had to overcome. Continue reading Adeola Adeshina: “Africa is the most diverse continent I’ve ever been to”