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Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, known as Lady Phyll, is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of UK Black Pride, and Head of Campaigns at the largest civil service trade union. She describes herself as a politically engaged activist and ally for anyone who is experiencing discrimination and injustice. When

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Sana was born in Pakistan and moved to Birmingham in 2005, after being forced into marriage. She identifies as a lesbian and is currently living in London as an asylum seeker. Back in Karachi, Pakistan, my mum never had time for me. Our house was male-dominated

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Gaby grew up in Wales, but spent 17 years in Yemen after being sold into child marriage by her father at the age of 13. After escaping to the UK, she eventually moved to Bristol and became one of the city's first female head-bouncers. In my

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This year, a team from the University of Manchester published a paper in the American Journal of Public Health on the cumulative effect of racial discrimination on the mental health of ethnic minorities. 1000women spoke with two of the authors, Dr Laia Becares and Professor James

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