“Take A Moment This Month To Celebrate Britain’s Unsung Black Heroes” (British Vogue)
October is Black History Month in the UK. When I was growing up, in the ’90s, we Black Brits leaned heavily on the language of our American cousins to celebrate our unique brand of excellence. That was hard to do in a country that rarely acknowledged the realities of our existence and our cultural diversity. We’ve developed our own voice now, and it’s powerful, African, Caribbean and yes, British. We found our voice becuase of the safe spaces our parents created for us back in the day. Those safe spaces were created out of necessity. I write about why in this personal essay for British Vogue.
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