The Black Women’s Project Southampton chapter was established in September 2020 by Busola Egunnike and Yatta Feika. In just one year they were able to host multiple in-person and online events, growing a user base of 50+ members. United by one goal – BWP Southampton continues to work towards creating a lasting impact on campus and in the lives of the Black women at the University.
I didn’t attend Warwick University; however, I was always so glad that a good friend of mine did. I loved hearing my friend’s stories of the community she found at Warwick. She experienced solidarity in the form of friendship and the best social events! It was a big yes when I was later asked to come and lead this community
I found my first job through KINSIS-BWP and it couldn’t have been a better way to enter the working world
I feel like I can do anything when I’m with this community. The support, the understanding, the love – it’s like being held
I didn’t know how much I needed the KINSIS-BWP community until I had it. You rarely get a moment to reflect and unpack where you’ve been and where you’re going, but here I always do
Before I went on the [leadership] programme, I couldn’t say I saw myself as a leader but ever since the summer I’ve seen myself and the work I do in a new light. I’m doing great!
The alumni network is everything! I’m friends with filmmakers, senior civil servants, PR professionals and practically anyone else you can imagine!
Every year I learn about a job or field I never knew existed. The exposure with KINSIS is incredible
Putting myself forward to lead this community at university was the best decision I ever made. I have found my life-long friends and understand more of what me and my community are capable of
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