Bristol Life Events Awards Best Event of 2018! Absolutely delighted to receive this as Vice Chair it is an honour to have hosted over 100, 000 people in Bristol to celebrate African Caribbean culture. Brilliant team Brilliant crowd Brilliant Bristol!
Women’s Aid Make a Change Project Officer Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. Over the past 44 years, Women’s Aid has been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic violence and abuse through practice, research and policy. We empower survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of our work, working with and for women and children by listening to them and responding to their needs. We are a federation of over 180 organisations who provide just under 300 local lifesaving services to women and children across the country. […]
NEXT Link Female* Black, Asian, Minority & Ethnic (BAME) Crisis Response Worker (including Eastern European) Salary: Point 24: £22,401 (rising to £22,911 on 1st April 2019) Contract: Permanent Hours: 37.5 Location: Bristol Established in 1999, Next Link is the leading provider of domestic abuse services to women and children in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. At Next Link we are committed to providing holistic, empowering and personalised support and advocacy to women and children experiencing domestic abuse. With a focus on survivor’s safety and recovery; we believe the provision of flexible support tailored to survivors need’s can be transforming, helping to […]
This week has been characterized by loss bereavement due to an unfortunate and fatal knife crime and a community response of love … I observed a family struggle with the untimely loss of a young father brother son cousin and friend and a community respond with love concern and genuine heartfelt care. I saw men stand up and be counted in the deep acknowledgement of their strength of feeling and compassion. It hurts…. We as mothers…say …please..no more… There is an African Proverb If you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate […]
As a woman, we are told, that we are multi tasking beings. Actually we are multi talented, multi faceted and multi tasking beings! That’s great in many many many ways, but I was reminded of the classic excerpt in the film Bridget Jones when Darcy professes ” I love you just the way you are“”” Hooray!!!!!! What a revelation and accomplishment on Bridget’s part a sentiment many of us will aspire to….. Not how many things I can…as a woman…do… But, instead… just as I am…truly…authentically. Me! Outside of the film however we are faced not just with multi tasking on […]
Lois Patricia Golding, OBE, commonly known as Peaches Golding, on 22 April 2017 became Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County and City of Bristol. Born: 13 December 1953 (age 63), Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States Other name: Peaches Golding Education: Richard J. Reynolds High School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill The Queen has appointed Bristol’s first ever black female Lord Lieutenant. Peaches Golding, formerly the city’s High Sheriff, has also served on the boards of several public bodies and private organisations. Lord Lieutenants focus on promoting civic, voluntary and business activities. She will step into the role when Mary Prior retires […]
Life is very complex and multifaceted. However we are not all diamonds precious hard rough or smooth. We all have edges bashed and cut by life’s many experiences – Some good, Some not so good. I prefer to think about us as beautiful naturally occurring ….topaz Topaz is a well known mineral which comes in all sizes all colours ranging from colourless to multi coloured expressed with differing levels of clarity and luster. Life may send us a few curve balls and our decisions may not always reflect our true nature and origin but instead we can sometimes be left […]