gal-dem magazine (online and in print)was founded by Liv Little who, frustrated with the lack of diversity at Bristol University, wanted to reach out to women of colour like herself. It's a creative collective comprised of over 70 women and non-binary people of colour... gal-dem.com
Reni Eddo-Lodge is an award winning journalist and feature writer, her debut non-fiction book, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, was published in summer 2017.
I've been thinking and thinking about the 'of colour' phrase - used by unheard as 'writers of color' and broadly, referring to 'people of colour'. In the 2010s the term that can absorb this phrase neatly and meaningfully is diversity and so it was with interest that I stumble across Media Diversified (M/D).
Media Diversified a young and growing non-profit organisation which seeks to cultivate and promote skilled writers of colour by providing advice and contacts and by promoting content online through its own platform.
On a global note, its'also worth checking out The Media Diversity Institute (MDI); which works internationally to encourage and facilitate responsible media coverage of diversity.
Imriel Morgan, chief exec of the ShoutOut Network, dedicated to increasing diversity and media representation. wanna be at the shoutout network.
unbound.com Fifteen writers explore what it means to be Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic in Britain today
Adelaide Damoah - Artist A British artist and writer of Ghanaian descent who continues to produce striking works of art, blending African and Western influences.
Heben and Tracy of "Another Round" bring us How to Diversity
courtesy of the Podcast Movement.
Jess Mowry Author of several books about black kids and teens; and insightful site with useful advice and guidance for fellow writers.
Artangle Since 1991 under the direction of Michael Morris and James Lingwood, Artangel has produced extraordinary art in unexpected places in our London home, across the UK and around the world.
Young Creative Future Historians
Organised Youth; a group of young photographers, filmmakers, curators brought together by Photofusion’s Community Programme to create a visual, oral history archive of stories of the British Black Panther Movement.
No ID Season 3 A Short by Émile (NOIDS3); no id season 3 an online drama series, intense look at university, from the perspective of students at various stages of their academic lives. Season 1 (2010) life outside of Uni. Second season (2012) higher production values; focus on lives within University. Third Season (2014) mixes the inner and outer worlds of the students, exploring lives of the less popular individuals (the hipsters, the introverts, and those hype-beasts). Filmed across London, in the last two years No ID has become a platform for actors and actresses.
Art Official Media
Founded in 2005, AOF are the publishers of urban books and art media with illustrations that depict an urban perspective.
Joanne C Hillhouse
With Grace: Grace loves her home above the village, above the whole island. All her trees are lush and full of ripe fruits, except for one at the far end of the land which she dislikes. And, it's from this sad tree that Grace 'generously' allows a smiling, barefoot girl to pick.
"Writing is how I engage with the world, and while it is not just emotional impulse, it can be an emotional release...'With Grace', I was blindsided by a negative encounter...taking up entirely too much mental space. While the circumstances in the story are fictional, 'With Grace' came out of my desire to purge those feelings...I’m happy that a character so full of grace emerged, like sunshine chasing out the negativity." Joanne Hillhouse.