"It took until 2020 for industries to finally look into their companies to re-evaluate diversity in higher roles. Many were too scared to release their board of executives due to lack of diversity. Though black & ethnic minorities have tirelessly contributed & created many of the things we take for granted and love today. But finally there was the shift which we had been waiting for, which was at the cost of many black lives lost."
"I think for me, that is one of the most painful things to witness. Family and friends outright choosing ignorance, being too uncomfortable to even listen, not understanding their privilege. Ignoring the fact that only because something isn't a problem to them personally doesn’t mean it's not a problem."
"I have been a hair stylist for 35+ years now but over the last ten years I have been contributing to magazines and educating people about Afro hair. The Afro hair movement is massive and has gained a huge following of people wearing their hair natural and I’m so involved with that right now. I always have been but now it suddenly ‘matters."
Rakie Ayola in Half God of a Rainfruit