"...I always kept to myself about how my parents spent their extra money, not building for their own security and their own future, but instead sending money back home to Nigeria to look after their parents, brothers and sisters..."
"Even though I have been able to achieve some of the goals and reach heights that the teachers in high school told me I never would, some of my black peers may never be so lucky."
"I am someone that does not usually struggle to speak her mind, but I've re-written this about 100 times. I have written and deleted the ugly words I've been called; I was ready to tell you the words I've had thrown at me but I wasn't prepared to tell anyone how those words made me feel."
"You prove them wrong by going after every opportunity, by setting yourself goals and telling yourself you will achieve them even if they don't want you to. You prove them wrong by loving yourself anyway."
"I support the protests, even in the current climate"
"The gap in life expectancy between the most and least deprived areas in the UK is 8.4 years. 19.6% of Britain’s most deprived areas are made up of black people, whereas they comprise 3% of the population as a whole. Do the maths."
"It is because of this, by the way, that I am black. But I’m also mixed race, and that is not a contradiction."
"...the ideas, stereotypes and prejudices that are the load-bearing walls of racism are learned at an early age. And the only way that they can be torn down is through education, constructive conversation, sharing of experiences, understanding and love. "