Few things fill me with joy and pride like Jamaica. I wear my heritage like a badge of honour and for good reason. My island has it all: beautiful landscapes, a fascinating history; a diverse – and hilarious – population and one of the most influential cultures in the world. So today, I’m joining nearly … Continue reading Jamaican Independence Day: 5 love letters from PR and media
What would you do if: You were in a meeting to discuss how to make your corporate magazine content more inclusive and the most senior person in the room – a white man – tells you he’s at risk of being a minority. Three of the seven people in the room are white men. You’re … Continue reading 7 meaningful ways you can support Black people today
You can guarantee at least two music debates to appear on Black British Twitter’s timeline almost every month: why the UK ‘failed’ certain homegrown black singers like Beverly Knight and Mischa B, and the industry’s apparent colourism issue. Far less discussed is the experience of Black British women working behind the industry scenes. I’m a … Continue reading The Black Women Making Things Happen In The UK Music Industry
With the coronavirus crisis in full swing, we all need something to smile about. Here’s my contribution… Ahh the Noughties! A time where low-rise jeans + whale tail = high fashion, Myspace and Microsoft messenger were the internet hotspots and shows like Big Brother, Pop Idol and Come Dine with Me had the nation gripped. … Continue reading My 5 fave songs turning 20 in 2020
My name is Annique Simpson, and I’m a Twitter addict. Seriously. Despite a busy ‘real’ life, I regularly find myself spending hours on the social media platform, checking my timeline for the latest gossip and memes, chatting with friends and posting random stuff. Not that many people see what I post. I’ve a modest following … Continue reading Privacy, Draggings & Fame: What It’s Like Having Over 10,000 Followers
October is my favourite month. Not only does my birthday fall within its 31 days (yay me!), it’s also Black History Month in the UK. For those who don’t know, Black History Month (BHM) is an annual celebration of the experiences and contributions of Black African and Caribbean people in the UK. As a Black … Continue reading Black History Month 2018 – My Black Sheroes
Photographs from a recent weekend trip to Split, Croatia with a university pal. I took the non-me ones.