My Interview | Africa This Week

Last week I asked the question – The EU: In or Out?

  • As you know, this week, the EU referendum issue has taken a more political dimension and has even cost the life of Jo Cox – my prayers and condolences to her family and friends.

    This is the final few days. Now I know this is not my typical post, but I feel it is important to share my growth and journey with you all.

    As some of you may or may not know, I am a contributor to a website called Blackballd and recently wrote an article asking the question:

    Do Black Women Want to Stay Or Leave The EU? Why?

    I must say, at first this was not an easy task because I felt that it was quite difficult to get women to speak up and clearly state their own valuable opinions – coincidence? (I think not) … It has become very clear to me that black women have been seen to be at the bottom when it comes to political views. For example, when Imerial Morgan spoke out against Nigel Farage, she was dealt such a hugh backlash on twitter that I wouldn’t have wanted anyone to have received – just for stating his/her views.

    Regardless, I got some really good responses to my article and I do think you should read the article. What was even more extraordinary was that I was consequently approached by Africa This Week TV producer, Adama Juldeh Munu, who invited me to be interviewed along with Simon Woolley from Operation Black Vote – to discuss my findings on my article.

    Please watch the episode below:

    To be honest with you, I would be lying if I say that I wasn’t nervous because I really was: And some of you who know me very well will probably guess that I was. All the same, I felt that it was a great opportunity to advance women’s views and it really made me think about the political voice of not just young people, but also of black women.

    I want us all to vote on Thursday and I want everyone to make his/her voice heard.

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