Diversity is the “it topic” today! It seems that society is now realizing the importance of skin colour, gender, sexuality, disabilities. It has been my generation, the millennials, to drive the conversation on diversity. I describe myself as a Black British Ghanaian woman, and diversity isn’t a fad for me it is my LIFE. I have experienced discrimination throughout my life. Racism being black, Xenophobia due to my British Ghanaian heritage, misogyny by being a woman. It wasn’t or isn’t an everyday thing, but I remember so clearly being told to go back to my own country at school. Being confused as I was born in South West London. Yes, my skin was different, and yes my mum made banging jollof rice with succulent plantain, instead of a roast every night. But I am still British, as well as Ghanaian. I have become accustomed to the catcalls by thirsty men on the street, thirsty men sending me unsolicited DM’s on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn due to my “exotic” shape. I learnt to…
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