With a background in social justice activism, arts and culture, I was elected in 2016 to represent the ward of Cotham. It has been an incredible experience attending BCR partnership meetings and supporting residents with queries and community projects where I can. In addition to my ward work, I am also a go to person for members of our diverse communities. I was particularly active with regards to the ‘Windrush Scandal’ a shocking and heart breaking situation affecting long-standing community elders and others. I do my best to empower others to engage with local issues and take action. I am passionate about ‘de-colonising’ Bristol and was active with the Countering Colston movement which successfully intervened and got powerful institutions to question their ongoing celebrations of Edward Colston.
Recently I have enjoyed a fantastic year as the Lord Mayor which gave me the opportunity to meet so many different people and visit new places in the city I was born in and that I love.
For the rest of my term my focus remains working for residents in Cotham and supporting the youth and under represented groups into politics and action. I am a member of Avon Fire Authority and Chair the Diversity Inclusion Cohesion and Equalities committee. Before being Lord Mayor I was on the board of Destination Bristol and Bristol Cultural Development Partnership.
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