Just Be You!

Hands up those who are able to 'be themselves'.  I know there are many out there who cannot because they feel that being themselves means being treated differently, being discriminated against.  It is a very sad place to be and can cause distress for many. I was quite lucky, during my early career I worked for a startup.  We were all in our twenties and we we...
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Doing The Work

I was inspired to write this article by reading a book by Esther A. Armah (Emotional Justice). On page 101, paragraph two it reads ' The first step is to name resistance as manufactured fragility. Dr. Robin DiAngelo's New York Times best-selling book White Fragility explores how being challenged about race is triggering. We've created feel-good-ology vocabulary that once again...
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Caste System/Colourism

The caste system was integrated into the British governance system between 1860 and 1920 in India. The British and Indian government's used the system to serve there own interest - primarily to create single society with a common-law that could be easily governed as noted by Sanjoy Chakravorty Professor in College of Liberal Arts at Temple University. Integrating the caste sys...
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Re-Education

I am quite a reflective person. I reflect on the reasons why I have done things in my past to better understand the self I currently am today. I have not always done this, many years ago all I did was look at the now and took action accordingly. So what has brought me to this juncture? Why am I writing this?. It was an article I had seen recently about past language and behavi...
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Ethnicity Pay Gap Update

You may or may not have seen an article written by Nadine White in the Independent Newspaper on Friday 13th May 2022. It noted that there was a 'lack of will' by the government to tackle the race disparity after ministers refused to introduce mandatory reporting. We all know that a recent statement from the government has given companies a 'get out of jail' card which affords ...
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Emotional Intelligence Pathway to Being…

I recently underwent training to become a certified EISAP 2.0 Practitioner (CEP) under the guidance of Jacqueline A. Hinds Master Trainer of EISAP 2.0 and founder of Society of Emotional Intelligence International, UK and Europe. This certification qualifies me to help individuals and organisations to understand how to incorporate emotional intelligence into their day to day ac...
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#BreakingTheBias – Time For Change

We have a cost of living crisis currently, with inflation hitting a 30 year high of 5.5% as reported in the Independent Newspaper. We are also experiencing the fastest rent rises in five years, with the cost of renting rising by 2% in 2021, as researched by the Office of National Statistics. It is also shocking to hear that, it has been evidenced that over one million people we...
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#Ethnicity Pay Gap – The Push For Recognition

You should never write when you are annoyed they say. Today, I am afraid I am compelled to do so. We know people try to rewrite history particularly when Black people are involved. Some of you are aware that I am the founder of the #EthnicityPayGap campaign which has been established since 2018. I have also had the support of organisations such as The Voice, Fawcett Society, Op...
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DYSLEXIA A SILENT VOICE – UPDATE

In 2017 I wrote an article, Dyslexia a Silent Voice Within An Organisation. In the article I wrote about my struggle as an undiagnosed dyslexic and how I went about getting assessed at the later stages of my career. I discussed how challenging it must be for others and how organisations can play apart in making a safe space for dyslexics to open up about their condition. When I...
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HIERARCHY OF RACE

How is race determined? according to National Geographic, “Race” is usually associated with biology and linked with physical characteristics such as skin color or hair texture. In some quarters, persons who are White, be they, European, American etc, are seen to be at the top of the hierarchy, however within that, there is a social construct. Those who are wealthy are seen t...
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