In 1993, I was born a Jamaican. I became black British in 2012.
The Black British Girlhood Exhibition, curated by artist Bekke Popoola, opened on the 24 July 2015 in East London with a night of poetry, music and screenings by filmmakers such asCecile Emeke, director of the Ackee & Saltfish and Strolling series. The five-day exhibition was extended for a further three days, giving lucky people like me the chance to catch it. The exhibition featured photography, illustrations paintings and textile art by artists exploring and celebrating different aspects of their childhood as black British girls.
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