Creative online lifestyle writer specialising in fashion, beauty, food and drink. Enthusiastic and hard working, with over three years experience in the industry, including print and online.
- Article: 8 Men Tell Us What It's Like To Be BlackBlack British men talk about growing up black, the police, mental health, sexuality, and love. (Article originally posted on October 20, 2016, at 3:03 p.m on Buzzfeed by Tolani Shoneye. See full article here.) (All image credit: Rebecca Hendin) For UK Black History Month, I talked to eight black men between the ages of 21 and 31 and we explored what it's really like to be black, British, and male. After our conversation, it was pretty obvious being a black man comes with many different narratives. According to these men, being black means dealing with racial microaggressions and subtle racism every day, because racism only seems to be overt when people are drunk or in big groups. It is keeping your head down and your eyes averted when around black boys you don’t know. It is having your dreams and aspirations dulled because the British media only celebrates black rappers and athletes. It is knowing that you are not really English, because to be authentically English is to be white. It is to know that your definition of black British is connected to African and Caribbean traditions. It is to have a strong sense of "home", even if you have never been "home".
- Article: These Carefree British Black Girls Will Inspire You To Live Your Best LifeSlay in your lane. (Article originally posted on October 31, 2016, at 1:28 p.m on Buzzfeed, by Tolani Shoneye, see full article here.) #BlackGirlMagic, the hashtag coined by Cashawn Thompson, is used to celebrate and illustrate all that is glorious about black women. Search the term on any social media platform and you’ll find images and stories of success, brilliance, and pure beauty. So to celebrate UK Black History Month, we spoke to 10 black women who are magical in so many ways.
- The Receipts Podcast#TheReceiptsPodcast is a fun, honest podcast fronted by four girls who willing to talk about anything and everything. From relationships to situationships to everyday life experiences, you can expect unadulterated girl talk with no filter. Hosts: Ghana's Finest Twitter: @Ghanasfinestx Instagram: @Ghanas_Finest Phoebe Parke Twitter: @PhoebeParke Instagram: @PhoebeParke Tolly Twitter: @Tolly_T Instagram: @Tolly_T Milena Sanchez Twitter: @Milenasanchezx Instagram: @milenasanchezx
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- The Art of Hip Hop PodcastVisit here to hear the episode: https://www.tate.org.uk/art/podcasts/art-hip-hop This episode is a brief introduction to how the culture of hip hop has collided with art forms such as painting, installation art, photography and film. We follow its beginnings as an artistic and socio-political movement in the Bronx in the early 70s to its many manifestations throughout culture today. Hip hop’s rich history goes beyond its engagement with visual arts. The genre holds an important space within di
- GUAP Magazine Issue 13 - Lead The Revolution Edition#LEADTHEREVOLUTION This was made by and for young people. We are young. We are creative. We are the future. Right now is a monumental time in history. There is a revolution taking place where young people from diverse backgrounds are taking control and making things happen for themselves. They are being the change in the world they want to see. In this issue, we wanted to capture this moment in history. We wanted to showcase individuals who we feel we are breaking the barriers of what's poss
- Championing Diversity: this Black History Month, meet 100 creatives inspiring changeWe asked 11 of our creative heroes to each nominate 10 leading black change makers and creators who are shaping the current climate with raw talent, big ideas and crazy hard work. There is still a huge disparity of BAME individuals in the creative industry. Currently only 13% of the creative industry workforce identify as coming from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. In addition, only 8% of senior positions have BAME representation. Spotlighting this subject is as important as ever. True d138
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BSc Communication and Media Studies
- London, United Kingdom