Documenting the lives of young black people, one story at a time


What's your ethinicity?

I’m Black British, obviously, my family are from the Caribbean, from Jamaica and Dominica. To be honest, my great grandparents came over here and a lot of my family were, if not born, raised h...

What is your ethnicity?

I’m half Jamaican, half Ghanaian. 

What was it like growing up?

To be honest, I grew up mostly in a Caribbean household, because I don’t have much of a relationship with my dad. So, it was more...

Kome is an Kome is an Architecture student at the University of Edinburgh. He is also an artist, who uses a variety of mediums such as acrylics, traditional African fabrics and ceramics. His artwork is centered arou...

Where are you from?

I’m from Ghana, specifically from Kumasi, repping Asante region! (laughs). Growing up in Ghana, even if it was a challenge, I didn’t see it that way, because I was centered in Ghana. It’s not like...

What is your ethnicity?

I am Ghanaian.

What was it like growing up?

I grew up in Southwest London, in the borough of Lambeth. You know, the usual primary school, secondary school; it was nothing special, like just norm...

Im Jamaican, I was born in South London, I lived in Brixton, then moved to Herne Hill. At 12, I moved to Jamaica. We lived in St. Elizabeths, which is where most of my family is from. I lived there until about 16, a...

The majority of my life has been in Enfield, North London. My mum and my dad are separated, so I lived with my mum and two older brothers. I went to primary and secondary in Enfield, and then obviously college at Wo...

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