It’s no secret that being black in this world is probably one of the hardest things to be. And being a black woman is even harder…
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.
Especially, 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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Hey Guys, What’s new, How you doing?
So, I’m going to tell you about how I finally went to an event alone and genuinely enjoyed myself.
The Wonderful Women of the World is the soul of WOW Fest at Southbank Centre, London. Jude Kelly, who founded the event in 2010, aimed to create a festival that celebrates women and girls, and looks at the obstacles that stop them from achieving their potential. This year, it began on the 7th and ended on the 12th of March.
She stands behind her husband, not unlike other First Ladies in the past. She will be his shining emblem of family unity and marital intimacy. Yet, unlike other First Ladies, it seems Melania does not want to pick up the baton from where her predecessors left it.