Last night REWRITE won the Best Online Platform at the inaugural Brown Sugar Awards!!! I was totally overwhelmed and didn’t prepare a speech, so here it is!
This award is an honour. To be recognised by my peers, by other amazing Black Women who know the tears, sweat, and sleepless nights that go into creating an organisation that is unapologetically dedicated to the betterment and development of Black Women & WoC. REWRITE was born out of a frustration, and a need to create a space that is For Us By Us. The journey has been long and beautiful. Thank you to: Jenn Augustine – the REWRITE ROCK – REWRITE would not be where it is without you! Thank you, Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed for your open spirit. Thank you, my Ride or Die, my partner in crime, Aiwan Obinyan, for seeing the vision way before I did. And thank you to Brown Sugar Movement Team – Oliva and Maria, for taking the time to reward and recognise Black Women.
Christina – Founder