Why we need to protect spaces for young black brits at all costs

It’s nearing the end of the year and looking back it seems that we young black brits have finally paved a way for to us showcase our talent, success and most importantly a space to truly be ourselves.

Away from the oppression and micro-aggressions that follows us daily, into a place to reconnect with each other and be authentic.

Screen Shot 2017-12-10 at 17.42.45Especially, important spaces like the UK’s first ever Black Girl Festival created by two friends and Londoners, Paula Akpan and Nicole Krystal. It was launched this year to celebrate black British women past, present & future with arts, workshops, panels, a marketplace for all ages. The festival was a huge hit and completely sold out, showing the high demand for black brits to come together as a community and support each other in new un-charted waters.

Or how about Black in The Day, a submission based archive, launched in 2016…

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