UK Diversity

The Top Earners' List Lays Bare A Potentially More Troubling Pay Gap At The BBC

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK

Just ten percent of the BBC’s best paid stars are non-White, the publication of the corporation’s top earners’ list has revealed. Only 10 out of...

'Unlikely Hikers' Is The Inclusive Instagram Account Showing Everybody Can Enjoy The Great Outdoors

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Getting out and about in the great outdoors can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of size, race, sexuality or ability. Enter the inclusive Instagram ...

​Diversity In Media: The Lack Of Understanding

Bonita Darkoh | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK
Bonita Darkoh

​Editor Kerry-Anne Mendoza was booed on BBCQT for highlighting the lack of diversity in the media industry. Now let's get one thing straight, if you...

It's A Matter Of Pride: Not Another Rainbow Coloured Logo

Kara Melchers | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kara Melchers

Skittles gave up their rainbow, whilst brands from Barclays to Tesco are supporting new colourful versions of theirs. A hit with the creative industry, we have to ask if these temporary brand gestures can create a truly meaningful and lasting impact to the LGBT community?

Christian Louboutin Extends 'Nude' Range To Include Two New Styles In Seven Skin Tones

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Style

The fashion world isn’t always known for being as diverse as consumers would like it to be, but one global brand is making inclusive strides with ne...

Kenzo Honours Japanese Heritage Using Asian-Only Models In SS18 Show

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Style

In an industry often criticised for its lack of diversity, all eyes were on fashion week to see which models the designers selected to send down the c...

Diversity In The Creative Industry

Bonita Darkoh | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK
Bonita Darkoh

Throughout my life I have been reminded of my skin colour, this is not to say that it has always been negative; but from a young age I was aware. For ...

Can We Stop Talking About 'Boy Jobs' And 'Girl Jobs' Now?

Janvi Patel | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Politics
Janvi Patel

I don't agree that there are "boys jobs and girl jobs", but the unconscious bias that leads us to create these and the structures that ensure that the categorisation is perpetuated need to be addressed. This is not a small task and needs a multi-pronged attack. We should not waste this momentum. We all need to continue to play our part and at every level, but we also need bolder moves from the government and from global corporations.

Gogglebox: Why A Show That Should Be The Worst On TV Is Actually The Best

Alex Sinclair Lack | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Alex Sinclair Lack

"Watch people watch TV, you must be kidding", so goes the critique of the unexposed and the uninitiated. They are right to be dubious, in the age of Ex on the Beach, television execs have a lot to answer for. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this was my father's reaction when he found me watching a minute-long clip of Bristolian pensioners, Mary and Marina, chewing toffees in (near) silence.

What's Hair Got To Do With It?

Deborah Broomfield | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Style
Deborah Broomfield

A visit to a hair salon was a day out of my schedule. I often arrived in the morning with my daughter and left when it was dark. Black women take great pride in their hair and the hairstyles are often complex, which may account for the time spent in hair salons.

Gap's Diverse Campaign Brings Together Priyanka Chopra, Adwoa Aboah And Yara Shahidi To Make Us Smile

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Style

Gap’s new ‘Bridging The Gap’ campaign celebrates diversity with an all-star line-up. Directed and styled by British Vogue’s new editor-in-chi...

It's Time To Speak Up For Gender Equality In The Tech Sector

Chris Ciauri | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Tech
Chris Ciauri

I believe it's imperative to stand up for what you believe is right; for me on of these things is gender equality. While it's always been important to me, the birth of my two daughters has made it more personal as I want to set an example for them and show them that I believe they can achieve anything they want.

Alexa Chung's Debut Fashion Show Criticised For A Lack Of Diversity

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Style

Alexa Chung celebrated the launch of her debut fashion collection, ALEXACHUNG, with a runway show, held in a Danish church near Regent’s Park, Londo...

It's All In The Eyes

Susie Reddy | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susie Reddy

Imagine that you're walking down the street, you're minding your own business when somebody 'different' catches your eye. Maybe they're in some way disabled, maybe their gender isn't immediately clear, maybe they're heavily tattooed, like myself, or they could be covered in piercings.

It's A Scandal That 7.5million People Can't Vote For A Woman This Election

Katie Ghose | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Politics
Katie Ghose

It matters a great deal that Parliament reflects the range of backgrounds and experiences we have in this country. We all lose out if our politics is limited to one demographic rather than the diverse talents of the UK.

Shared Parental Leave - Two Years On

Hannah Cottam | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Parents
Hannah Cottam

On the second anniversary of a revolutionary policy that gives parents the opportunity to split time caring for their new born baby, studies have revealed that as little as one percent of men have so far taken up the opportunity to do so.

Muslim Fashion And Muslim Clothing Is Not A Uniform: How Diverse Is The Modest Fashion Industry?

Mariyah Zaman | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Style
Mariyah Zaman

Offering a professional platform to exalt modest fashion designers in London was no coincidence. Organiser of LMFW, Franka Soeria said, "London is one of the trendiest places for modest fashion" in the West with a large supportive community.

The Problem With Women In Business Is...

Ian P Buckingham | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK
Ian P Buckingham

At the risk of conforming to type and coming across all emotionally retarded and such, I offer these final thoughts to the author of the piece (you know who you are) - you can shove your casual sexism where the sun don't shine. And I mean that in the most adventurous and effusive way possible.

Diversity: The Art Of Thinking Independently Together

Chioma Anyanwu | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Chioma Anyanwu

With a plethora of actors voicing their opinions and raising awareness I do believe there are people listening, but with most issues, there are deep rooted and there no quick fixes. For me, it is about asking questions when it came to storylines and vision of a particular project, not being so quick to settle on what is comfortable and familiar and taking action where an action is due.

Why Mental Health Week Is Wrong

Richard Daniel Curtis | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Daniel Curtis

Mental Health Awareness isn't just about a day, a week or even a month, mental health awareness is about a culture. Shoe-horning a culture shift into a week is not giving it the respect it deserves and will not work. What we need is long-term strategies to embed these changes.

Diversity And Inclusion In Schools Is The Law

Tuvia Borok | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Parents
Tuvia Borok

People are often shocked when I say I've suffered parental school gate bullying as a gay dad. And every so often I get challenged on why I feel there is a need to promote LGBT and LGBT family inclusion.

Why Do We Need To Teach All Children About Self-Confidence On National Children's Day?

NaaDei Neequaye-Oyelade | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Parents
NaaDei Neequaye-Oyelade

Confidence in children is evidenced in various ways, so it's important to try to build it so that it follows them straight into adulthood. There are so many things we can do as parents to increase confidence, but one very important way to do this is with the power of reading.

2017 Ad Campaigns Prove We've Still Got A Long Way To Go To Achieve Diversity In Fashion

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Style

Diversity in fashion still a long way off, according to a new report. The Fashion Spot’s Diversity Report analysed race, size, and gender diversity...

How The BBC's Line Of Duty Dealt Diversity And Inclusion With A Low Blow

Jessica Huie MBE | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jessica Huie MBE

I'm not suggesting for a moment that all entertainment should be subject to political correctness, as art which does not provoke is not art at all, but given the BBC's own diversity challenge, it seems a little ironic.

Are The Aspirations Of Young, Talented, BAME Individuals Limited By A Lack Of Diverse Role Models In Certain Industries?

Louise Thomas | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK
Louise Thomas

Get the straight weave, not the braids. Get used to being asked where you're really from. Get used to being seen as an authority on all matters to do ...