Tag Archives: children

Animate Your Future: Animated Futures

What’s it like growing up in Cumbria if you aren’t White? If you’re a young person age 8 – 25 who lives this experience you can explore this question, make friends and create a short animated film which will be shown in cinemas, museums and online across Cumbria and beyond. You’ll pick up new digital […]

Black Hair, Pride and Prejudice

Black people, Black women in particular, have long been on an oppressive journey with their hair, having to deal with other people’s views on what is and is not acceptable. My own ‘locs’ have been called unprofessional, inappropriate, and unsuitable more times than I can count. I still wear them with pride.  For many hair […]

VIDEO: Being Young & Black in Cumbria 2020

This moving video features interviews with black Cumbrian school children as they talk about their experiences being black in Cumbria today. Everyone is anonymous in order to protect them and the schools from further discrimination. It needs no further introduction but it does require a response which is why our Race & Education in Cumbria […]

How to have a conversation about mental health with your parent from a different culture

Author: Chimwemwe Chirwa It’s World Mental Health Day today and we want to share with you my story of being a black person with a lifelong mental health condition. This a deeply personal story but one that needs to be told so others can feel free to talk about their mental health without stigma. At […]