UK Diversity

Chanel Iman Gets Real About Fashion's Diversity Problem

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Style

Chanel Iman has spoken out about diversity in the fashion industry. The supermodel, who has posed for Vogue and walked the runway for Victoria’s Sec...

Ladies and Gentlemen Please Show Your Appreciation for Diversity

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK
Helen Rosethorn

You could get depressed reading this - we are inherently discriminatory and there's limited ways to tackle it! And given some of the news headlines right now should we lurch for the panic button? I would not dare enter the fray on our societal challenges, but any organisation that is not elevating the question of inclusivity is not thinking as strategically as it needs to, not simply for today but absolutely for the future.

The Burst of the Globalisation Bubble

Liza Bel | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK
Liza Bel

Until not long ago, globalisation seemed like an inevitable trend for contemporary world; a state of affairs we were all steering towards. Cheap trav...

Black Lives Do Matter

Edward Adoo | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK
Edward Adoo

It's clear not all but a minority of these officers DO NOT LIKE Black people. Officers should be banned from using fire arms until further notice to prevent more incidents and deaths. It's time Black lives are valued and respected like any other human being. It could be your Mother, Father, Daughter, Sister, friend or close relative. Enough is enough.

Words Are Powerful

Kelly Knox | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK
Kelly Knox

Words can inspire, empower, motivate, lift your spirits and give you joy and happiness. Equally, words can make you feel useless, anxious, depressed, not worthy, hurt and lower your self-esteem. Words Make. Works Break. Words are like a magical powder or a deadly potion.

Louder and Prouder: We Have to March with Pride Everyday

Ria Chatterjee | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK
Ria Chatterjee

"You're a gay-loving prick". The final words of a man who - so poisoned by hatred - continued to utter such bile as he was taken, handcuffed, to a police car. My partner and I had spent the previous twenty minutes trying to tackle his backward views but also keep him in place until the police arrived.

EU Referendum: Road Forward to Diversity and Solidarity

Jawad Syed | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK
Jawad Syed

On Thursday 23rd June 2016, UK will vote either to stay in or opt out of the European Union, a decision that will shape the country's future. In this brief post, we outline why it is important for all British voters of diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds to have their say in the EU referendum rather than leaving it to fate.

Stand and Be Counted

Dana Alexander | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK
Dana Alexander

Is it just me or is the world slowly becoming a shittier place? When terms like "social justice warrior" and "feminist" are pejorative, know that you are living in a world that is in regression. I am exhausted by the casual yet subtle racism, sexism and homophobia I see every single day, and frankly I am tired of ignoring it for the sake of grace. What does tolerance and diversity really mean? And how do these concepts shape our ideas and communities?

Speak Up: Where's the Diversity in the EU Referendum Debate?

Kate Delaney | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Delaney

There's more to the world than Facebook comments of course, but there's also so many voices not being heard too. And if you don't speak out, then you won't get listened too, continuing the cycle of decisions made by and for white men.

BareMinerals Foundation Comes Under Fire For Not Catering To Darker Skin Tones

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Style

Cosmetics company Bare Minerals has come under fire for not catering to black skin tones. The backlash started on Instagram after beauty shop Sephora ...

TV Ad Travesty - Can You Spot Yourself in the Three Minute Ad Break?

Jennifer Evans | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK
Jennifer Evans

My blog this month has involved a small amount of research on my part following my ever growing irritation at the lack of diversity depicted in TV ads. This irritation has grown to the point where certain adverts evoke a barrage of non-repeatable words and a rise in my blood pressure.

Why All Businesses Should Support Diversity

Marjorie Strachan | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK
Marjorie Strachan

The British LGBT Awards which we sponsored and took place in London earlier this month shone a light on a variety of businesses, organisations and corporate leaders that are making a real difference in promoting inclusion.

The Busyness Bind: How It Holds Women Back, and Why We Let It

Neela Bettridge | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Neela Bettridge

Headhunters are trying to talk to more women about senior roles. But one recently told me that the overwhelming majority of women he approaches cannot, or will not, make time to talk. Most of the men, meanwhile, will. And we wonder why men outnumber women in leadership roles.

Past 'BGT' Favourites Return To Celebrate 10 Series

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 29.05.2016 | UK Entertainment

A plethora of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ stars from years gone by came together for Saturday night’s (29 May) live final to celebrate 10 years of ...

LGBT+ Inclusion in Education Saves Lives and Must Be Funded

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK
Shaun Dellenty

Three million pounds can never replace the countless nameless souls we have lost, both in the UK and around the world since formal education began, whose lives were terminally compromised by prejudice, discrimination and hate. It is to these people that I wish to dedicate my recent awards and honours, in addition to everyone who has invited me along to speak or supported my work.

Cover Up, Please

Emma Rehal-Wilde | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Parents
Emma Rehal-Wilde

The NHS advises women to breastfeed exclusively for the first 6 months of a baby's life. Short of barricading the door, eating out of cans for 6 months, and slipping into a Netflix-induced coma, a mum will probably need to leave the house at some point in that time. So women have to breastfeed in public.

All-White Models Walked The Runway To Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ And People Are Not Happy

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Style

A designer is facing an online backlash after sending an all-white cast of models - including Bella Hadid - down the runway to Beyoncé’s song ‘Fo...

Quotas Increasing Ethnic Diversity Will 'Lower Standards'

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Quotas to ensure Britain's best universities accept more students from diverse backgrounds will guarantee "lower standards", the Chancellor of Oxford ...

Naomi Campbell Reveals Anna Wintour Had To 'Fight' For Her Vogue Cover

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Style

Naomi Campbell said she initially had "no idea" how much Anna Wintour had to fight to secure her spot as the first black woman on the cover of America...

Opening the Door to Diversity

Adeline Ginn | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK
Adeline Ginn

Believe it or not, job adverts tailored to men are discouraging women from applying for roles they are perfectly capable of. Sadly, employers are unwittingly limiting the range of potential applicants they receive through the way they weave words.

Transgender Models 'Snubbed' In Spring 2016 Ad Campaigns

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Style

The Spring 2016 diversity report is in and the statistics are pretty depressing. According to the report compiled by The Fashion Spot, transgender mod...

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 ...