BLACK & Digital
Black and Digital was the first of a series of discussion led events, which bought together the Black diaspora from all backgrounds to explore the new intersectionaliies within the digital economy.
Themes on the night:
Black identity and performance in the digital space
Resources in the digital space.
Centring the context around emerging digital literary practices, Our panellist who have successfully carved out a platform in the digital space were able to give us their experience and open the floor to the audience to frame a new outlook on the Black diaspora.
Tobi Oredein: Tobi Oredein is a journalist, entrepreneur and international public speaker from London. In 2014, she launched the online publication Black Ballad. The subscription media company has the simple mission to help black women in Britain live their best lives, through its content, events and partnerships with black-owned brands.
Tolani Shoneye is a freelance digital content creator, previously at BuzzFeed UK and podcaster, 1/3 of The Receipts Podcast. She as recently been named one of Dots 100 creatives inspiring change within the media industry. Having worked within the media for over 5 years now, Tolani has experience in both print and digital media, specialising in lifestyle content, including fashion, beauty, features and relationships
Joshua Bright: Joshua Bright A former child prodigy who passed six GCSEs aged 10 whilst growing up in London’s Hackney. Joshua, graduated aged 17 with a first class degree in mathematics from Queen Mary University London and a masters in Banking and Finance by the age of 18.
Alongside his day job as a interest rates sales trader, Joshua is the co founder of Capital Moments, an award winning website which aims to educate students and young professionals around commercial awareness and current affairs. Joshua has delivered seminars at a number of universities and charities around commercial awareness and personal finance; and was a panellist on Bloombergs rise of new media sources event