I volunteered for Balloon Ventures because I want to help people like me. My goal is to improve the financial status of people in Africa and the Caribbean by empowering them to build sustainable businesses … More Renee’s African entrepreneurs
The aim of the ‘love carnival’ group within the Brixton Design Trail is to celebrate the music, craft and creativity of carnival, the people who make it happen and the love and laughter it brings. We also aim to showcase and celebrate the African and Caribbean experience and our contribution to Brixton and the wider community. … More Brixton Design Trail – What’s that?!
In a world where women can be competitive towards each other it’s great that a group of like minded women, unknown to each other, can come together in a positive sister circle to laugh, encourage, support and uplift each other. … More Sister circle
You’ve just left the safety and familiarity of your primary school where you had a few close friends. You’re still shy but you were comfortable in your surroundings. Lots of things are changing, you’ve moved to a new area, a new house and you are about to go to a new, much bigger secondary school. It’s scary. … More A letter to my younger self
What many visitors to Brixton don’t know is that slightly off the beaten track, in a more residential part of town there is a new gift shop and cultural hub that encapsulates all that Brixton has to offer and more. This shop is well known by local residents and those lucky enough to be in the know. The name of this shop is Gida, which means ‘Home’ in the Hausa language of Africa. … More Home sweet home
At first glance I thought Flo’s artwork was a print or a painting, which would be beautiful enough, but on closer inspection I realised that the vibrant mosaics consisted of intricately interwoven fabrics that are cut with unusual swirls and flourishes. … More Cut from a different cloth
How do you survive Mothers Day if you have lost your mother, if you are not a mother or if you have lost a child. … More Mothers Day blues
If you look up the word ‘nude’ in most dictionaries, the colour nude is described as being ‘of a pinkish-beige colour’ Hmmm. As the world is not one race or one colour why does it have this definition? For anyone not a pinkish-beige colour this definition also translates to products defined as nude or flesh toned. Getting nude shoes, underwear, clothes … More Nude diversity
Can you imagine emigrating to a country that you have never visited before? A country that you have only heard and read about. There is no internet and limited television to do any research on this country. There are only limited history books or novels about it. This country is mainly just a concept, forged in your imagination. This country is Britain. … More 1948 – A one way ticket to Britain
So it’s that time of year again. As soon as the Christmas stock was sold the Valentine stock came out. Just a little bit a first, just enough to permeate our consciousness, then as January progressed the stock increased and more and more shops and businesses came on board. … More Valentine’s day – Is love all you need?