I've been waiting for months to announce my very own website and here I am. Welcome to THE BLACKSPACE, I hope you enjoy your time here.
Having known that I wanted to work in the media industry for years, it was a bit unnerving growing up and seeing the same whitewashed faces on TV, no one that looked like me. This however did not stop me from pursuing a career in the media industry, in fact it pushed me further to make my mark. I believe that the media industry has changed for the better as now at the age of 21 I have seen a dramatic improvement in the usage of black females in the media. I would love to say that it is common to see a black girl on the front cover of a magazine or even hosting a television programme...unfortunately we're just not there...YET.
The idea behind the Blackspace came about when I had to do a collaborative project for my second year at university. We were told that we would have to join a group, create and pitch our ideas while working with an organisation. Being the fiercely independent woman that I am (more like stubborn) I decided I did not want to work with anybody else as I knew that my project would be focused on a black related issue/ matter (I am one of three black girls in my class so working on a black related issue with someone who couldn't relate did not sit well with me)
My website is a platform for black women. The Blackspace is here to show everyone that everybody gets a seat at the table. No longer will you have to type in the search bar on Google "black British bloggers" or "black British youtubers" they're all here doing their thing. Think of the Blackspace as a creative directory or a black girl yellow pages if you will.
I believe that's enough talking from me. I'll let the website speak for itself. If you got to the end of this post I appreciate you! Maybe I'll do a post on the face behind the Blackspace but for now please enjoy the wonders of beautiful, black, boss babes.
PS: Feel free to email me any questions you may have or even if you would like to be apart of the team: email@example.com