By Jaya Gordon-Moore
At Fearless Youth Association (FYA) we are offering our social media platforms to help elevate voices, not only through sharing informative content on black communities and celebrating and black excellence, but through arts via our #FearlessAndLoud challenge. We are tired of mainstream media platforms misrepresenting and underrepresenting us and so we created this challenge to help black creatives connect, empower each other, inform and spread positivity during such difficult times. As recent statistics show, those from the black community, particularly black women, are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 in several ways. Whether it’s the impacts on wellbeing, the racial bias of institutions, or the increased impoverishment in black communities, the statistics are devastating.
So far, we have had some great submissions from black creatives worldwide. Some have rapped, some have done a spoken word piece, and others have written poetry. There is no age or geographical limit or deadline for this project, it is ongoing!
We are unapologetically black! What does your blackness mean to you? Say it loud and proud! Whether it’s about your experiences, your history or your culture. Whatever your blackness means to you we want to know!
How do you get involved?
You can message us if you have any questions. For more information go to our social media pages:
Twitter – @fya_notts
Facebook – @nottsfya
We are currently trying to reach and update our audiences through our social media (mostly Instagram page) to highlight what’s going on in Nottingham and across the world to inspire people and make them aware of what they can get involved in and what they can achieve, alongside informative content around Black Lives Matter movement and other social issues. We also use our YouTube page a lot and are currently airing our series called Modern Day Mullatos (see other article) and several Nottingham-based digital stories that celebrate social cohesion.