Celebrating our sisters – this year’s Black History Month theme is all about recognising, supporting and showcasing the incredible black women who we know, we see in the media and throughout history.

In this #YesSheCan blog, we are celebrating and sharing a few of many black women-led media we think you should be adding to your feed, TV list and bookcase.

It is vital we remember the women who shape our social media platforms, our culture and our TV screens but yet may have been wrongly ignored or discriminated against because of their race.

It’s important to remember that black history, culture, art and people should NOT only be remembered during this month – but always.

Closet Confessions

Podcast – listen here

Candice Brathwaite, author & journalist, and Coco Sarel, presenter & TikTok comedy star, give advice, chat and listen to confessions made by their audience.

It’s a hilarious, heart-warming and safe place podcast to sit back and dive into. Candice and Coco’s personalities and conversations are not to be missed and it’s like being part of a conversation with your best friends.

The Mixed-Race Experience

Book – get it here

From the creators behind the Instagram account Everyday Racism, Naomi and Natalie Evans talk about their life experiences in their book.

If you’re a bookworm, then you will want this in your bookcase. Naomi and Natalie explore their experience growing up with interviews from people from mixed backgrounds, comprehensive research and advice for others for individuals and mixed families.

Harlem

TV Series – watch it here (UK)

Meet Camille, Tye, Quinn and Angie. You will watch their intertwining lives unfold as they navigate their careers and relationships around New York City.

This is a super funny, wholesome and deep dive into the lives of 4 black women and it is a must-watch!

In the UK, you can watch Harlem on Amazon Prime Video.

The Changemaker

Podcast – listen here

A mind-opening podcast from Marie Beecham who takes a deep dive into race.

Marie explores every topic you can think of when it comes to race – from thought-provoking subjects to questions which make you look at your own life and privilege.

This is a really great start to learning about the experiences of people of colour and getting educational and well-researched advice and information.

The Changemaker

Documentary – watch it here (UK)

Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop is a look back and celebration of the women in hip-hop.

This docuseries looks at the 50 years of hip-hop and showcases the story of the women who helped to grow the genre. From Queen Latifah, Roxanne Shanté, Coi Leray, Rah Digga and MC Lyte, we hear their stories from throughout their career.

In the UK, you can watch this series on Netflix right now.

Diversify your screens and mind!

Want more information on Black History Month? Head to www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk for resources on how to support black people in your life.

You can also read our blogs on British women who shaped our history and learn more about the actions you can take all year around.

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