How many times have you switched on the TV, opened a magazine, read a book in school or watched a movie and thought- where are all the people who look like me? where are the stories and experiences that are similar to mine? what happened to multicultural, cultural melting pot, cosmopolitan Britain? I THOUGHT THE PICTURE ON THE PROSPECTUSES WERE TRUE.
After noticing the lack of representation of BAMEs (British, Asian and Minority Ethnic) rampant in the British media and school curriculum we reacted. And this reaction came in form of the #Oneisnotenough Campaign.
The #Oneisnotenough Campaign aims to be a space where we can have open and honest conversations about identity as British BAMEs and the importance of representation and diversity in all sectors of British society.
We will be sharing the stories of BAMEs across Britain and setting up initiatives to help promote diversity and representation in our communities.
Ghandi said Be the change you want to see in the world and we’re hoping that with you, we can create a change. Lack of representation impacts us all and it would be great for us to work together to see a Britain (a world in fact) that reflects how diverse our communities are.
If you’re down for the cause and want to scream #Oneisnotenough (by scream I mean capitalised letters on Twitter from the comfort of your home) get involved. And if you want to scream #Oneisnotenough (like from your chest) also get involved.
Follow us on social media, tweet us, email us, send us chocolate- we’d love to hear from you! Let’s spread the word and make a change.
Itunu, Parminder, Freya x
*The views expressed on the blog are not necessarily the views of we that run the One is Not Enough campaign