Why I’m no longer making yearly goals

Why I’m no longer making yearly goals

Hey Guys! It’s 2018! What’s new?

So, I wanted to talk about the age old tradition of making goals at the start of the year. I mean, in my very first blog post, I wrote all my goals, why they were important and how to keep them. But looking back, I didn’t actually achieve many of them. Instead, I fulfilled things that were completely off my radar, ones I deemed too insignificant to be part of my list, but were the most necessary….

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Why it’s okay to not know your purpose – yet

Why it’s okay to not know your purpose – yet

Hey Guys! What’s new? How are you doing?

So, as this is my last post of the year, I really wanted to talk about all the amazing things I’ve learnt. But what stood out to me was realising that it’s okay to not fully know my  purpose – yet. And why this is so important for encouraging growth, optimism and courage…

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Meeting the Mind behind Made In Africa (M.I.A) Apparel

Meeting the Mind behind Made In Africa (M.I.A) Apparel

 Hey Guys, How’s your week been? What’s new?

So I’ve been wanting to do another interview after having the best time doing it with the Bad Gyals of Black Girls Book Club! I love meeting people who are doing interesting and exciting things. Now, I’ve had another amazing opportunity to meet the brain behind M.I.A LDN.

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

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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She’s Gotta Have It and the unrealistic beauty standards set for black women

She’s Gotta Have It and the unrealistic  beauty standards set for black women

Hey guys! How you doing? What’s new? How’s your week been?

So, I wanted to talk about the unrealistic beauty standards set for black women explored in the latest series of She’s Gotta Have It, why this matters, and why it needs to change…

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How you can actually live your best life

How you can actually live your best life

Hey Guys? What’s new? How’s your week been?

So, I wanted to talk about the rise of this common phrase, ‘living your best life’, and how everyone seems to be doing it so well. But the truth is, living in general is super hard, so how exactly can one do it to the fullest?

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Indigo Donut

Indigo Donut

Hey guys! What’s new! How you doing?

It’s been a long time since I’ve written a book review. I know…consistency is key, I know…I’m working on it! But I hate rushing book reviews. I tend to let my opinions marinate after I’m done, so I actually develop a genuine view on them.

Enter Indigo Donut by Patrice Lawrence. It’s her second Young Adult (YA) novel after the critically acclaimed Orange Boy.

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Why you should stay away from convenient love

Why you should stay away from convenient love

So I was thinking about how sometimes we love people so much, but they only reciprocate the love as long as it’s convenient. I’m here to remind you that this kind of love is never worth it and how you can spot it… Continue reading “Why you should stay away from convenient love”

How to deal with the fear of being left behind

How to deal with the fear of being left behind

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So I wanted to talk about dealing with the fear of being left behind when it seems that all your peers are doing really well, except you.

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The Middle: Progressing Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic Talent in the Workplace through Collaborative Action

The Middle Research Programme, is so important and necessary. We need more BAME on executive boards and as directors. Representation, visibility and inclusivity are extremely important at the top levels of organisations.

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TheMiddle Report Launch: Bloomberg, 19th September 2017.  The BBBA research team on stage with Rob Friend, Bloomberg, and David Tyler, Sainsbury’s.

By Fatima Tresh

Group Lab member and PhD student Fatima Tresh works for the Black British Business Awards as a research assistant and has played a key part in producing a new report dedicated to supporting talented ethnic minorities in business.

The Research Team

The report was commissioned by co-founders of the Black British Business Awards Sophie Chandauka and Melanie Eusebe to highlight and addresses the barriers that inhibit the recognition and development of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) middle managers’ potential.  The research lead for the report, Dr Doyin Atewologun, is a lecturer in the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London.  Doyin and Fatima share research interests in leadership, diversity and identity and have provided complementary academic perspectives towards the research and research…

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