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Below is a selection of features we're honoured to have been involved in. 

 

RECENT NEWS

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FASHION PLUGIN x YEMZI EVENT

Our co-founder Roshni recently spoke at the FPYGT event: A Self-Love Guide For Female Creatives alongisde fellow speakers Jasmin Sehra and @Itari.Inemi sisters. It was a gorgeous afternoon sharing tips, making connections and loving our damn selves!

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WOW (Women of the World) Festival AWARD

We're SO excited to announce we have been shortlisted for the Breaking New Ground category at WOW's Women in the Creative Industry Awards. It's come as a total surprise and by the way have you seen our fellow category finalists!?! Only the great FKA Twigs, Imogen Heap and Liv Little!!!

BBC ASIAN NETWORK RADIO Our co-founder Leyya joined the BBC Asian Network Reports to discuss the north / south divide with regards to education and job opportunities and the Northern Powerhouse Partnership.

BBC ASIAN NETWORK RADIO

Our co-founder Leyya joined the BBC Asian Network Reports to discuss the north / south divide with regards to education and job opportunities and the Northern Powerhouse Partnership.

COFFEE AND HENNA INTERVIEW We had the pleasure of being meeting the lovely Zainab Khan and be interviewed on her platform Coffee and Henna. You can read Part 1 of the interview with our co-founder Leyya on the link below or on the @coffeeandhenna Instagram page.

COFFEE AND HENNA INTERVIEW

We had the pleasure of being meeting the lovely Zainab Khan and be interviewed on her platform Coffee and Henna. You can read Part 1 of the interview with our co-founder Leyya on the link below or on the @coffeeandhenna Instagram page.

BBC ASIAN NETWORK RADIO Our co-founder Leyya joined Nomia Iqbal on BBC Asian Network's 'The Big Debate' and the BBC Asian Network Reports to discuss the whitewashing claims coming from the live-action remake of Aladdin. 

BBC ASIAN NETWORK RADIO

Our co-founder Leyya joined Nomia Iqbal on BBC Asian Network's 'The Big Debate' and the BBC Asian Network Reports to discuss the whitewashing claims coming from the live-action remake of Aladdin. 

CAMPAIGN MAGAZINE FEATURE Recently interviewed by Robyn Frost, she weighs in on the year ahead for inclusivity in Adland in 2018. Thrilled to be featured alongside Sulaiman Khan and Ali Hanan too!

CAMPAIGN MAGAZINE FEATURE

Recently interviewed by Robyn Frost, she weighs in on the year ahead for inclusivity in Adland in 2018. Thrilled to be featured alongside Sulaiman Khan and Ali Hanan too!

BIMA CREATIVE COUNCIL NEWS So excited to announce that our co-founder Leyya has been selected to be apart of the BIMA Creative Council 2018!   

BIMA CREATIVE COUNCIL NEWS

So excited to announce that our co-founder Leyya has been selected to be apart of the BIMA Creative Council 2018! 
 

WGSN INSIDER Feature Over the moon to have been featured on this list '5 badass women of colour set to make waves in 2018' by Poonam Dhuffer with great company!

WGSN INSIDER Feature

Over the moon to have been featured on this list '5 badass women of colour set to make waves in 2018' by Poonam Dhuffer with great company!

2017

BADASS WOMEN'S HOUR RADIO

Leyya joined the Badass Women's Hour to talk about Sojourner Truth - a #BackdatedBadass woman from history people need to know about!
 

LOOKS LIKE ME ADVERTISEMENT

We were delighted to be involved in Looks Like Me ad. It's incredible to be included and show how visual magic can happen when you are diverse both, behind and in front of the camera.

SHE SAYS UK AWARD

Thrilled to announce our co-founder Roshni Goyate was selected as one of the winners of She Says: I Am Reindeer campaign, shining a spotlight on female, creative talent in the industry.

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BBC THREE TV

Watch Leyya team up with the badass Mahaneela Choudry-Reid and BBC Three to talk about money, setting up a business and how to make money from doing something you love.

 

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK RADIO

Leyya recently joined Nomia Iqbal and Mobeen Azhar at the BBC Asian Network for The Big Debate live show to talk about cultural appropriation.
It's safe to say, things got heated!

 

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YOU MAKE IT EVENT

Leyya spoke about her personal journey and career path giving actionable tips the women could apply to their own careers. You Make It is a charity offering a creative, inspiring programme for young women, transforming their lives through personal empowerment.

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BADASS WOMEN'S HOUR RADIO

Leyya joined the Badass Women's Hour for their 100th radio show to talk about Fatima Jinnah - her #BackdatedBadass -a woman from history people need to know about!
 

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK - RADIO

We joined BBC Asian Network to discuss body image and body positivity with the rise of social media pressure with Mobeen Azhar on The Big Debate.

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YOU MAKE IT EVENT

Roshni spoke about her freelancing career with You Make It. A charity that offers a creative and inspiring programme for young women, transforming their lives through personal empowerment.

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COMPUTER ARTS - FEATURE

Roshni was featured in Computer Arts December issue talking about the importance of language (not just design + visuals) when branding yourself! 

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UAL - EVENT

Hosted by Creative Entrepreneurs, we joined Alex Fefegha (Co-Founder of Comuzi) and Nick Gubbins (Co-Founder of Easle) for a talk on entrepreneurship after graduation as part of Creative Enterprise Week.

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY - EVENT

We spoke on a General Assembly panel around 'Debunking the side hustle'.

BBC ASIAN NETWORK RADIO

We joined Mobeen Azhar on the BBC Asian Network's Big Debate programme discussing the question: 'How supportive are families in cases of sexual harrassment?' We're fortunate enough to say our families - especially our strong mothers - have always been supportive, but we know that's not alwaus the case.

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3% CONFERENCE, NYC CINDY GALLOP

The global godmother of diversity in advertising, the great Cindy Gallop gave us A NAMECHECK at her keynote speech at the 3% conference. We can hardly believe our eyes! We're so humbled to even get a look-in, let alone see our names on the big screen like that, barely a year after we started The Other Box.

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 THE OTHER BOX + FRIENDS EVENT

Looks Like Me, Amaliah and Knit Aid shared their stories at our event recently. As poc, they felt invisible, even silenced by the mainstream, but have used their experience and creativity to change the narrative. They’ve written themselves into the story, so that all of us can feel inspired and empowered to tell our own stories. 

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BIMA BREAKFAST PANEL EVENT

Curated by the BIMA Diversity Group, Roshni joined a panel for a Diversity & Inclusion event where Diversity leaders shared their strategies for success.

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MAJOR PLAYERS AWARD

We are honoured to have recently been shortlisted for the Major Player's 'Diversity Champion' and 'Influencer Campaign' awards.

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BADASS WOMEN'S HOUR RADIO

Roshni joined the Badass Women's Hour radio show to talk about Audre Lorde - her #BackdatedBadass - a woman in history people need to know about!

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK - Radio 

We joined Nihal Arthanayake on the BBC Asian Network's Big Debate programme discussing discussing Harvey Weinstein, harassment in the workplace and the crisis of masculinity. It's safe to say - it got heated!

HUFFINGTON POST - Video Feature

Following Jigsaw’s pro-immigration advertising campaign in response to Brexit, we spoke to Huffington Post about how the advert made us feel as immigrants.
 

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COMPUTER ARTS - Feature

We were featured in October's edition of Computer Arts discussing why Diversity Matters with Laura Snoad. We looked at what discourages people from entering the industry, and we can we can all do to encourage more inclusivity.

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ACCESS VFX - Workshop

We were so honoured to have run our Know Your Bias workshop at Access VFX in as part of National Inclusion Week - but also co-deliver with our friend Simon from The Mill. You can find out more about the week of activities below.

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK - Radio

We joined Mobeen Azhar on BBC Asian Network's Big Debate to discuss single parents/coming from a single parent family - The difficulties and stigma's in asian communites. 

STORE FOR THE MIND - Photography

We were over the moon to take part in some hand modelling for Department Store For The Mind to showcase their new range of Ten Deep Breaths bracelets. You can buy them on the button below.

BBC MANCHESTER - RADIO Leyya joined Mike Sweeney on The Breakfast Show to talk about the partition of India and Pakistan on the 70th anniversary. How it effects 2-3 generations on, how do we heal and looking to the future.

BBC MANCHESTER - RADIO

Leyya joined Mike Sweeney on The Breakfast Show to talk about the partition of India and Pakistan on the 70th anniversary. How it effects 2-3 generations on, how do we heal and looking to the future.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY - EVENT We spoke on a General Assembly panel around Work/Life balance alongside: James Routledge - Founder of Sanctus, Simon Alexander Ong - Life Coach & Business strategist and hosted by Paulina Sygulska Tenner - Founder of GrantTree.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY - EVENT

We spoke on a General Assembly panel around Work/Life balance alongside: James Routledge - Founder of Sanctus, Simon Alexander Ong - Life Coach & Business strategist and hosted by Paulina Sygulska Tenner - Founder of GrantTree.

MARGUERITE LONDON - EVENT Roshni joined the lovely ladies over at the Badass Women's Hour on a panel discussion on 'Being Badass in Business and 'Werking It' in the Workplace'.   

MARGUERITE LONDON - EVENT

Roshni joined the lovely ladies over at the Badass Women's Hour on a panel discussion on 'Being Badass in Business and 'Werking It' in the Workplace'. 

 

SHOOTFRANK FEATURE Check out this write-up of the She Says event we spoke at recently on Shootfrank's site below.

SHOOTFRANK FEATURE

Check out this write-up of the She Says event we spoke at recently on Shootfrank's site below.

BADASS WOMEN'S HOUR RADIO Roshni joined the ladies at the Badass Women's Hour radio show to talk about Jayaben Desai - her #BackdatedBadass.  

BADASS WOMEN'S HOUR RADIO

Roshni joined the ladies at the Badass Women's Hour radio show to talk about Jayaben Desai - her #BackdatedBadass.
 

WE ARE THE CITY - DIVERSITY AWARD Leyya won the Diversity award for the We Are The City's Rising Star award. Thank you to everyone who voted. We love you!

WE ARE THE CITY - DIVERSITY AWARD

Leyya won the Diversity award for the We Are The City's Rising Star award. Thank you to everyone who voted. We love you!

BIMA AWARDS - TOP 100 AWARD Leyya was recognised as BIMA's Top 100 in the digital industry. Check our her interview below on page 20!  

BIMA AWARDS - TOP 100 AWARD

Leyya was recognised as BIMA's Top 100 in the digital industry. Check our her interview below on page 20!
 

SHESAYS x SOHO HOUSE EVENT We joined the people behind Knit Aid, Notes to Strangers and #ThisDoesn'tMeanYes to talk about Ideas that inspire positive change.

SHESAYS x SOHO HOUSE EVENT

We joined the people behind Knit Aid, Notes to Strangers and #ThisDoesn'tMeanYes to talk about Ideas that inspire positive change.

CREATIVE EQUALS 'WOMEN TO WATCH' ACCOLADE Creative Equals, introduced female creative trailblazers on course to be industry leaders in Campaign. Leyya was labelled one of the 'Women to watch'.

CREATIVE EQUALS 'WOMEN TO WATCH' ACCOLADE
Creative Equals, introduced female creative trailblazers on course to be industry leaders in Campaign. Leyya was labelled one of the 'Women to watch'.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY EVENT We partnered up with General Assembly and spoke on a panel about 'Cultural Diversity in the Workplace' alongside: Alex Brobbey, Nadya Powell, Azadeh Akbari and Glodie Ifura  from We are Social.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY EVENT

We partnered up with General Assembly and spoke on a panel about 'Cultural Diversity in the Workplace' alongside: Alex Brobbey, Nadya Powell, Azadeh Akbari and Glodie Ifura  from We are Social.

BBC ASIAN NETWORK RADIO We've joined Shazia Awan on BBC Asian Network's Big Debate to discuss topics from mental health in asian communities to tokenism and the lack of diversity in the media and creative industries.

BBC ASIAN NETWORK RADIO

We've joined Shazia Awan on BBC Asian Network's Big Debate to discuss topics from mental health in asian communities to tokenism and the lack of diversity in the media and creative industries.

YOUNG CREATIVE COUNCIL FEATURE On International Women's Day, we took part in the Young Creative Council's #AdHerTising campaign where we shared what our words of wisdom would be for our younger selves. Check out all of the quotes, below.

YOUNG CREATIVE COUNCIL FEATURE

On International Women's Day, we took part in the Young Creative Council's #AdHerTising campaign where we shared what our words of wisdom would be for our younger selves. Check out all of the quotes, below.

LECTURE IN PROGRESS INTERVIEW Roshni was interviewed to discuss her career as a copywriter. Lecture In Progress's aim is to empower emerging talent with information and first-hand accounts that demystify the day-to-day workings of the creative world. 

LECTURE IN PROGRESS INTERVIEW

Roshni was interviewed to discuss her career as a copywriter. Lecture In Progress's aim is to empower emerging talent with information and first-hand accounts that demystify the day-to-day workings of the creative world. 

HUFFINGTON POST VIDEO FEATURE We teamed up with Huffington Post UK to discuss asian stereotypes in dating as part of #AllWomenEverywhere month along with Poorna Bell, Anita Bhagwandas, Ria Lina and Sadia Azmat.

HUFFINGTON POST VIDEO FEATURE

We teamed up with Huffington Post UK to discuss asian stereotypes in dating as part of #AllWomenEverywhere month along with Poorna Bell, Anita Bhagwandas, Ria Lina and Sadia Azmat.

DIMA SUMMIT EVENT Located at Channel 4, we joined a panel discussion on our experiences as people of colour in the creative industries with Poorna Bell, Leila Siddiqi, Prisca Moyesa, Indy Selvarajah and Eric M. Ruiz

DIMA SUMMIT EVENT

Located at Channel 4, we joined a panel discussion on our experiences as people of colour in the creative industries with Poorna Bell, Leila Siddiqi, Prisca Moyesa, Indy Selvarajah and Eric M. Ruiz

SISTRA ZINE FEATURE We were so thrilled to be interviewed by Sistra, a female-led zine, last year. It was our first public interview by Katie Houghton and jumped at the chance to be involved.  

SISTRA ZINE FEATURE

We were so thrilled to be interviewed by Sistra, a female-led zine, last year. It was our first public interview by Katie Houghton and jumped at the chance to be involved.
 

ANGSTFEST EVENT On 'Blue Monday' Roshni joined a panel to discuss mental health with Daisy Buchanan, Laura Jane Williams, Anni Ferguson, Amiera Sawas, Joel Beckman and Calum McSwiggan.

ANGSTFEST EVENT

On 'Blue Monday' Roshni joined a panel to discuss mental health with Daisy Buchanan, Laura Jane Williams, Anni Ferguson, Amiera Sawas, Joel Beckman and Calum McSwiggan.

SHESAYS x SOHO HOUSE EVENT/FEATURE Leyya co-hosted an event with Casey Bird for the SheSays event series with Soho House. We spoke about redesigning business with Emma Sexton, Ernestina Potts and Pippa Bhatt.

SHESAYS x SOHO HOUSE EVENT/FEATURE

Leyya co-hosted an event with Casey Bird for the SheSays event series with Soho House. We spoke about redesigning business with Emma Sexton, Ernestina Potts and Pippa Bhatt.

26 NEWSLETTER FEATURE Roshni wrote an article for 26 - a non-for-profit organisation built on a diverse group of people who share a love of words. You can read the feature in the link below.  

26 NEWSLETTER FEATURE

Roshni wrote an article for 26 - a non-for-profit organisation built on a diverse group of people who share a love of words. You can read the feature in the link below.
 

D&AD NEW BLOOD FEATURE Featuring one of our original blog posts, D&AD created a series of short videos calling out for NEW BLOOD to help increase diversity in the creative industries. We also got a cool shout out on the post below!

D&AD NEW BLOOD FEATURE

Featuring one of our original blog posts, D&AD created a series of short videos calling out for NEW BLOOD to help increase diversity in the creative industries. We also got a cool shout out on the post below!