In East African communities, people with albinism face multiple forms of discrimination. Albinism is still profoundly misunderstood, socially and medically. The physical appearance of persons with albinism is often the object of erroneous beliefs and myths influenced by superstition, which foster their marginalisation and social exclusion. This leads to various forms of stigma … Continue reading Diversity Matters Beyond Borders: Albinism Crisis Outreach Uganda
Nearly two-thirds of people in the UK have experienced a mental health problem, a recent report commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation shows. This rises to 7 in every 10 women, young adults aged 18-34 and people living alone. This Mental Health Awareness Week (8-12th May) we linked up with coach, inspirational speaker and director of … Continue reading Are you Surviving or Thriving? Mental Health Awareness Week #MHAW
If you missed us on the 'I am Gap’ panel conversation on inclusivity and diversity within the creative industries streamed live from #IamGAPstore Covent Garden on the 22nd February - you can still join the conversation! Earlier last month, GAP kicked off the Spring season by transformed their Covent Garden store to celebrate forty seven years on … Continue reading #IAmGAPStore: discussing the diversity ‘GAP’ in the creative industries
My trip to Uganda and Kenya in December to support #ThumbsUpForUganda inspired the launch of Diversity Matters Beyond Borders! It was an opportunity to take the message of celebrating our differences, yet respecting each other as one, beyond the UK! Join us for an evening of celebration as we launch Diversity Matters Beyond Borders outreach … Continue reading Diversity Matters Beyond Borders Showcase and Fundraiser // 14th March
The Guardian and 4th Estate present the BAME Short Story Prize competition is an opportunity for marginalised groups to share their stories and have their voices heard. If you self-identify please apply and share!
The first Diversity Matters 'The D-Word' session took place at ThoughtWorks earlier this week offering an opportunity to address race-related issues in the workplace, in a safe space for open and honest critical discussion. Participants from diverse backgrounds included industry professionals as well as students and recent graduates. Kai Lutterodt, Diversity Matters founder started … Continue reading #TheDWord addressing diversity in the Work place, ThoughtWorks Soho
"A good education is the greatest gift you can give yourself or anyone else." Mahtab Narsimhan... Education is one of the most vital gifts anyone can receive. Catwalk To Freedom recently sponsored 5 South Sudanese girls from Kakuma Refugee camp in Northern Kenya into full-time education/vocational training in Kitale. We documented their journey as part of Diversity … Continue reading Catwalk To Freedom empowers South Sudanese girls
"2016 started with hope... Hope of peace with the signing of the peace agreement. Hope of coorporation between the leaders, but our expectations were quickly crushed..." Our 2017 was ushered-in in Kenya were we met members of Anataban; a collective of young South Sudanese creatives supporting the 'taban' - 'tired' people of South Sudan, during the … Continue reading #AnaTaban South Sudan Campaign for a Peaceful 2017
Project Noir is an art collective and creative networking group for people of AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN and ASIAN heritage. As an online platform, Project Noir has close to 2,000 members. The initiative behind this group is to connect creative professionals from black and minority ethnic heritage working in the media to; encourage progression, support and highlight the under-representation … Continue reading Diversity Matters Spotlight: Noir Winter Chill Noir
In April 2016, Fabio Tedde publicly shared his vision of taking a custom designed piano to Uganda to support an orphanage of 300+ children by touring and raising awareness of their plight. That dream was shared with me on my first day meeting Fabio aka Pianist Without Borders. As the name rightfully suggests, Fabio has … Continue reading #ThumbsUpForUganda awareness piano tour continues for Christmas!