UK Diversity

Hillsborough and the Importance of Vertical Diversity

John Watson | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK
John Watson

The recent coroner's enquiry into Hillsborough reveals a double tragedy. First, of course, there were 96 deaths. The jury's verdicts of unlawful killi...

Targeted Killings in Bangladesh: Diversity at Stake

Jawad Syed | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK
Jawad Syed

An urgent crack down on these militants and their clerics, madrassas, literature and media that propagate such ideologies is necessary to protect vulnerable religious communities and secularists as well as the diverse and pluralistic fabric of Bangladeshi society.

Fashion Provocateurs: The New Photographer Making The Personal Political

Lou Mensah | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Style
Lou Mensah

Then there are images that draw us in, over and above aesthetics. I wondered how the new generation of photographers, those with a timely political agenda, make a place for themselves at the visual pulpit?

Snapchat's Bob Marley Filter Has Been Called A 'Digital Blackface'

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Tech

When Snapchat launched its Bob Marley filter, little did the company realise the online storm it would create ultimately resulting in many calling it ...

Selfridges Just Changed The Lingerie Advert Game

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Style

Sick of only seeing a select standard of beauty in lingerie campaigns? So is Selfridges and its latest advert celebrates more than just the female for...

Why Do Dead Old White Men Continue to Dominate Our Curriculum? Universities Need to Do Better for Students of Colour

Mems Ayinla | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Mems Ayinla

Whilst some may think that we are moving towards a post-racial society, this assumption is based purely on fairy tales, myths and fantasies. In 2016 racism is still present in all institutions, including higher education.

How This Model Plans To Change The Fashion Industry

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Style

Philomena Kwao joined the chorus of women calling out the cosmetic industry with her powerful blog - 'Is My Black Not Beautiful'. The London-born, New...

The Plus Size Disabled Model Transforming The Way We See Beauty

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Style

Meet Katie Knowles, the Newcastle-based law student who overcame all the odds to become a model. Knowles, 24, has a rare spinal condition called spina...

Novak Djokovic's Comment Shows Why a Business Case Perspective May Actually Harm Gender Equality

Jawad Syed | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK
Jawad Syed

In a controversial yet thought provoking comment, world number one Novak Djokovic has questioned equal prize money in tennis, suggesting men should be...

Are We Serious About Valuing Older Workers? Lessons From Robert de Niro

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK
Helen Rosethorn

On a recent flight over to the US I watched the 2015 movie 'The Intern' - not Oscar winning stuff but a tongue in cheek reminder of what embracing mul...

Plus Size Fashion - Diversity in the Market Place

Rivkie Baum | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Style
Rivkie Baum

Whatever you think about the current state of the plus size fashion market, no one can deny that we have come along way. I remember when SLiNK began just five years ago I could count the number of plus size brands I knew on both hands and the idea that the likes of River Island and Boohoo would've launched trend focussed plus size lines a mere and lofty dream.

Let's End Discrimination in All Its Forms

Baroness Floella Benjamin | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Politics
Baroness Floella Benjamin

I have been dealing with the issue of diversity all my life and professionally for over forty years. That started when I asked a television producer why we couldn't have a more diverse portrayal of professional black characters, such as lawyers and accountants and he dismissively told me 'that is not realistic'!... The fact is that, all we need to make change, is to have empathy with others. Sadly this is something many find difficult.

Speaking To The Uniqlo Designer Bringing Hijab Fashion To The UK

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Style

Uniqlo's first range of hijab and headscarves launches in the UK on Friday 18 March. The new collection of modest fashion has been created in collabor...

Why Fashion Is Responsible For Changing Body Ideals

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Style

Zac Posen has spoken out about body diversity in fashion, claiming it is the industry's responsibility to ensure more inclusivity. Speaking to People ...

The Fashion Week Diversity Figures Are In And London Is A Disappointment

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Style

Models of colour made up less than a quarter of the people walking the runways at the Autumn/Winter 2016 Fashion Weeks, according to a new diversity r...

Beyoncé Hires Jillian Mercado, Model With Muscular Dystrophy

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Style

Beyoncé has dropped the campaign for her new Formation World Tour merchandise, adding a new face to her line up of models. Jillian Mercado, who shot ...

Naomi Campbell Reveals Just How Little Things Have Changed For Black Models

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Style

Naomi Campbell has spoken out about the shocking issues black models face within the fashion industry. Her comments come after fellow models Leomie An...

Women Of Colour Champion The Beauty Of Dark Skin In New Campaign

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Women everywhere are taking part in a global movement targeting colourism, discrimination on the basis of skin shade. The 'Unfair And Lovely' campaign...

#CSuiteSoWhite: Lack of diversity at the top prompts launch of UPstanding Executive Power List

Suki Sandhu | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK
Suki Sandhu

It may only be March but the issue of diversity, specifically ethnic diversity, has been one of the most widely covered topics of 2016. From University admissions to the Oscars, there is an unsettling sense of regression in the number of visibly successful BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic-including Hispanic and Middle Eastern) people in both the UK and America.

Black Hair Is Finally Fashionable. But On Whose Terms?

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Style

Until recently, PhD researcher and writer Emma Dabiri was ashamed of her afro hair. But having spent years of her life undergoing chemical straighteni...

Why Diversity Matters So Much to Communication Firms

Gavin Devine | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK
Gavin Devine

A few weeks' back I blogged about the trends that will shape the medium-term future of the communications industry, and in particular the need for us ...

How Fair Is Your Home?

Lucy Jameson | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Jameson

It might not be a question that's ever occurred to you, especially if you're not the one that shoulders the burden, but whilst we're all focused on equality in leadership positions or the gender pay gap (both hugely important issues), we may be losing sight of a root cause of the problem.

Equality at Home: Why We Should Abolish 'Pink and Blue' Jobs

Lauren Davey | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK
Lauren Davey

My ideal is an environment of social equality, where men and women are raised without different assigned roles or expectations. The world is moving on from this, and we must catch up with it. I hope one day to raise children, and if my son wanted to be a ballet dancer and my daughter a CFO, they have the social equality to pursue these dreams without bias- and without a mention of 'pink' and 'blue' jobs.

Balenciaga Didn't Include A Single Black Model In Their Latest Show

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Style

Balenciaga debuted its autumn/winter 2016 collection at Paris Fashion Week on Sunday 6 March, but not a single black model walked the runway. Some ...

It's Still Illegal to Be Gay in 76 Countries Around The World. What Can We Do To Help?

Philip Ellis | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK
Philip Ellis

If we look at the conversations happening around equality in 2016, much discussion abounds on the business case for being LGBT-friendly. There is rese...