As a freelancer, I’ve walked through the doors of countless agencies to discover I’m the only person of colour on the creative team, and sometimes in the entire office. When I started digging deeper, I found that judging panels for big-time industry awards, and line-ups for premium ticketed events were also lacking something. They were all white and all somehow still okay with that. In a city like London, celebrated for its diversity, creative teams are still excluding people like me, people of colour. This lack of visibility and representation is a self-perpetuating problem. It's high time we broke that cycle.
- WOW Women in the Creative Industries awardWe're ecstatic to announce we have been shortlisted for the Breaking New Ground category at WOW's Women in the Creative Industry Awards. It's come as a total surprise, have you seen our fellow category finalists?! Only the great FKA Twigs, Imogen Heap and Liv Little! Read the press release here.
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- foundation.fm - F*ck Being Humble residencyWith an uprising in the industry of communities trying to find safe spaces to play, create and grow, foundation.fm’s mission is to showcase the hottest emerging talent in the underground music scene led by a diverse group of women, LGTBQI+ person’s and talented creatives who support our values – with women at the forefront. Invited initially to host a Friday 'Catch Up' show, I've since been offered a monthly slot where I host a 2 hour show interviewing amazing rising stars who are building comm
- International Women’s Day 2020, meet 100 trailblazers redefining the creative industryAt The Dots, International Women’s Day isn’t just a day – it’s a whole month! A time to take over the site and shine a light on the women and non-binary people redefining the creator landscape. For #IWD2020, we asked industry leaders to nominate the trailblazing women and non-binary people they think will redefine the creative and digital industries over the coming years. The list we’ve put together is one that beams with brilliant, talented people and their dedication to positive change. Book152
- Nuff Said. Time to stop talking about diversity. RSVP here.'Nuff Said' is a student led movement centred on promoting inclusivity within the creative industry. We’re the next generation of creatives, and the industry we are about to enter doesn’t look like us. It doesn’t benefit from the culture of inclusivity that powers our originality. Speakers include: Roshni Goyate, founder of the Other Box, Brendan McKnight from the Dots and Ibrahim Kamara, co-founder and editor in chief at GUAP mag and hosted by Dines from Studio Blup. Diversity is our reality,44
- 5 badass women of colour set to make waves in 20182017 has been the year of self-exploration, acceptance and self-love (I’m not talking hot baths and inhaling donuts on the sofa). To compliment this, mainstream art and culture spaces have been celebrating dual identities. To see exhibitions such as the Beauty of Being British Asian in East London, Illuminating India at the Science Museum and Ayurvedic Man:Encounters with Indian Medicine at the Wellcome Collection unfold throughout the year, has made my 2017 feel magical.
- Neelam Gill and the fight against the pressure to be palePublished by: The Guardian Date: 14th May, 2018 Author: Poorna Bell Every Asian woman has a colourism story to tell. Maybe it was last week, when a relative remarked on how dark she had gone in the sun. Or perhaps it’s a story from girlhood: the first time someone said she shouldn’t play outdoors because she would “tan”. Either way, wherever we are on the colour spectrum, we have all had a moment when we realised that, among our own people, darker skin wasn’t valued, loved or admired. “We grow
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