Pride Magazine: Taking Up Space Women Of Influence

Inside a celebration of five women of colour who deserve your attention

We’re all for Black women and women of colour taking up space. Constantly, in ways big and small, we’re told that we ‘don’t fit in’, or that the achievements we’ve earned are the result of some sort of diversity quota, or just by chance. When hard work goes disregarded, it’s a major disservice – and it’s something that happens far too often.  

UO Styling, a personal image and fashion styling service founded by Uche Obasohan, recently collaborated with the City of London Black Police Association on a special photo project to honour five women who have been doing impressive work in their respective fields. From the worlds of mental health to motherhood networks, to increasing diverse representation in the police force, these are five women of influence who are using their positions to make positive impacts in the lives of women, children and young people. They were invited for an exclusive photoshoot at London’s Guildhall in celebration of their work. It’s important that the everyday heroes who walk among us get their time to shine – so here they are… 

Dr Radha Modgil – NHS GP and broadcaster

For many medical professionals, encouraging people to stay healthy might feel like giving a lecture that people don’t want to hear. However, Dr Radha Modgil educates in a creative and fun way. She has a passion for connecting with & hearing people’s stories, and understanding how we can all learn from each other. Dr Modgil is the medical expert for BBC Radio 1’s daytime show, Life Hacks and the co-presenter of their weekly Life Hacks Podcast. She was the presenter of the CBeebies show Feeling Better, highlighting the importance of talking about emotions for young children. 

Dr Modgil has a particular interest in young people’s health & supporting parents, and has worked on campaigns with BBC Children in Need, Public Health England, MIND, British Heart Foundation, JDRF, The Mix And the NHS Youth Forum. It’s never too early to take care of your health, after all! 

Click here to read the full article in Pride magazine


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