We have always believed that in telling our own stories, we can finally see Black women in all of their fullness. We have to take it upon ourselves to document our own lives in order for our stories to stay alive and live on. This means we have to share and advocate our stories from our diverse communities into the mainstream more.
Historian Jade Bentil shared with Refinery29 that “Black women’s historical narratives are either rendered completely visible under the gaze of whiteness, or an extremely sanitised version that flattens the complexities of our lives is authored by non-black gatekeepers, both within and outside the academy,"
Black women have been successful visionaries and pioneers in many white and male-dominated industries, and as the world evolves, Black women continue to create and contribute to sectors such as tech, finance, education, entrepreneurship, wellness, and many others. This article serves to recognise and celebrate Black British women who are presently building legacies and changing the narrative of what it means to be a Black woman. Please note, this order is in no way or form of any importance.