Self-Love – 2021 Women of Colour Wellbeing Festival

10 workshops/events and over 100 people participated in the first Women of Colour Brighton Self-Love Festival yesterday – all online. It was like being on a proper retreat with Kemetic yoga, meditation, nutrition, trauma healing, Azonto dancing, radical poetry and lots of joy! Just BEING with so many Black women and women of colour all day, was relaxing in itself. …

What is a Diversity Champion?

A few years ago I decided that I needed a qualification, to help me with my coaching work and to better understand what the work of a diversity champion might involve. It was a great course. I learnt a lot, getting a much deeper understanding of the protected characteristics and issues around them. The course gave me an in-depth understanding of …

THREE Money Mistakes that STOP Your Business THRIVING

Poor money management is a major cause of business failure. And that’s no surprise: we aren’t born knowing how to manage money. Growing up, many of us were never taught how to handle it, especially women and people of colour, who’ve been historically pushed out to the edge of business conversation. Too often, with money management, we’re left to figure …

When Rifa interviewed Trisha Brandon for Wired Sussex

I was lucky enough to host the final Wired Sussex Breakfast Session of 2020 with consultant and content strategist, Trisha Brandon, last week. How can we do more with less and be happier with the results? Trisha’s experience since the mid 90’s has gone from being a digital editor and creative lead to a content strategist and content platform specialist, including …

When Rifa interviewed local artist – Mish Fit

If you missed the Private View you can watch the replay on youtube. I was honoured to interview my good friend Mish Maudsley about her new exhibition Wild Skies. Together we explored the virtual 3D gallery space and had a very informal chat about the Wild Skies exhibition. After the tour there was a Q&A with the audience. Mish Maudsley, or …

3 Steps to Clear your Clutter

Do you work in organised chaos? Does paper pile up on your desk? Perhaps your working spaces to the untrained naked eye look messy, yet you know precisely where everything is. Even if your office and desk are neat, can you say the same thing about your computer desktop filing, or does it take you a good 15 minutes to …

BAME groups in Brighton

UPDATED! Where are all the BAME (Black Asian Minority Ethnic) people in Brighton? Check out this list of just some of the groups available to our growing community. Also I understand that BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Colour) is a better term to use now. See the book: ‘Me and White Supremacy’ by Layla L Saad. Contact me if you want …

Does your Brighton Business support Black Lives?

Dear Business Leader, in Brighton and beyond. These past few weeks we have seen companies around the world – and here in Sussex – stepping up to acknowledge that their successes have been built upon a systemic overlooking of black talent and silencing of black voices. Company leaderships are honestly re-appraising their role within a system that has historically, emphatically privileged …

Anti-Racism – 5 Things You Can Do Now

Here is a list of a few things my friend, DJ and musician Citizen Helene shared recently. (updated links) 1. What you can do if you’re in the UK (a list of actions and reading material: https://twitter.com/ObiomaUgoala/status/1266330305985732609 2. What you can do to seek justice for Belly Mujinga, the rail worker who died of Covid-19 after she was assaulted by …

7 Self-Help Books To Take On Your Desert Island Retreat

Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow. But soon you’ll be able to get away from your home, perhaps even lie on a deserted island somewhere warm. Well, it’s good to imagine. And as you’re never one to miss an opportunity for self improvement and learning something new, I know you’ll love some suggestions for which self-help books you need to pack. Here …