Charmaine Simpson, the co-founder of Black History Studies has been chosen as one of the eight women out of 134 who have made a difference and have changed the UK in the Media Diversified #EightWomen poll. The announcement of the #EightWomen poll occurred on Thursday 14th November 2013 in London. The other sisters in the poll are Alek Wek, Doreen Lawrence, Floella Benjamin, Moira Stuart, Camila Batmanghelidjh, Shami Chakrabarti and Rania Khan.
Black History Studies would like to thank everyone who voted for me.
Media Diversified is a non profit organisation. It is a place where writers of colour who have been unable to break in to the mainstream or been marginalized can publish their work. It is also a space for authors who have seen mainstream success to publish their lesser know essays. Our aim is to help writers and journalists of colour be published in national newspapers, magazines and get their voices heard in the broadcast media. We do this by giving them advice, contacts, promoting their work online and giving them a mediadiversified.com email address from which they can use to pitch to editors.
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