#BBBSocial Event!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


I stumbled across the blogging community towards the end of 2012, and I started blogging almost a year later. The blogging community was pretty big back then, and over the years I've seen it grow. Most of all, I've come to see how blogging can be a way to gain fantastic opportunities inside and outside of the digital media world.

However, one thing that I've always picked up on is the lack of racial diversity and representation in the influencer world. Yes, there are many black bloggers out there who are very successful (such as Grace Victory, Cassie Maie and Kristabel Plummer), but apart from that, Black British bloggers are hardly represented in the Blogosphere.

That's where Black British Bloggers comes in. Black British Bloggers is all about representing Black bloggers in Britain, and it is about creating spaces for us. This means making blogger opportunities and networking events available for us.

On Saturday 3rd June 2017, I attended the #BBBSocial event at Calvert 22 in Shoreditch, and it was amazing! It was so lovely to meet fellow bloggers like myself, and it was great to attend the talks and meet Black-owned brands.



The brands who exhibited included:
- Afrocentrix: brand that sells natural hair care products for Afro hair.
- Young Girls Thrive: an initiative that aims to empower and motivate young women aged 12-21 and encourage them to be individuals, by challenging the limitations of their mindsets in order to reach their full potential in life.
- Tower Hamlets Enterprise: an initiative for young people interested in business, enterprise and entrepreneurship run by Tower Hamlets Council.
- Mashooq Hair: a hair brand specialising in natural hair products for black women.
- Jammi: a discount card for Black-owned in the UK.
- Hue Boxx: the UK's best beauty box curated for Black women.
- All Shades Covered: beauty shopping destination for women of colour.



Speakers included:
- Ade Akins, Adzvice
- Jay, Curlture
- Nicola Millington, FP Comms
- Ronke Lawal, Ariatu PR
- Tatenda Nyamande, ubuntugraphy
- Yvette Henry, On The Low

Overall, the event was absolutely wonderful. It was nice to see a variety of Black-owned brands and it was lovely to be in a space with Black British bloggers like myself.

I look forward to the next Black British Bloggers event!

*Photo credits: ubuntugraphy

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4 comments

  1. This sounds amazing! We sure need a US version. Is this the first one ever held?

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    1. It was! Yes, it was the first #BBBSocial event :)

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  2. I'm so glad you liked it! Mariam and I put a lot of work into the event!

    Be sure to fill out the feedback form to let us know what you want at the next event. Link on the Black British Bloggers twitter!

    Moments With M
    www.momentswithm.co.uk

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