diversity

Priyanka Chopra: Why representation isn’t enough

Priyanka Chopra: Why representation isn’t enough

On August 10th at BeautyCon, Priyanka Chopra was confronted by a young woman named Ayesha Malik about a tweet she shared on 26th February praising Indian Armed Forces with “Jai Hind”, translating to “victory to India”. Priyanka’s tweet was shared after a series of airstrikes by India, that created a response from Pakistan which quickly escalated hostilities between the two nuclear-armed countries over the long-disputed Kashmir - a continued source of tension for both countries since partition in 1947.

Sorry Not Sorry: Why People of Colour Have Apology Fatigue

Sorry Not Sorry: Why People of Colour Have Apology Fatigue

On 17th July 2019, Campaign magazine, a global advertising industry publication, placed Nigel Farage and the Brexit Party as the cover feature. Yes. That’s right. On the cover.  Campaign’s immediate response to the overwhelmingly negative reaction was an apology that, at best, showed their genuine illiteracy on subjects such as allyship and inclusion, and at worst exposed the decision as sensationalist, opportunistic and dangerously sinister…

3 Tips For All Founders On The Changing Narrative

3 Tips For All Founders On The Changing Narrative

It’s always an honour to be invited to speak at events, and last Wednesday 17th July, Roshni and I were invited to speak at Good Girls Eat Dinner 4th birthday party. Founded by award-winning Creative Director Jo Wallace, Good Girls Eat Dinner’s sole mission is ‘to provide inspirational, kick ass, female role models across the creative industries’ and the room was filled with just that…

The Summer of Diversity and Inclusion

The Summer of Diversity and Inclusion

June and July have been a whirlwind of activity at The Other Box. Admittedly, like many startups where everyone is doing everything, we haven't been the best at keeping our community and clients up to date via our blog. But that was the past!

THE OTHER BOX MAKES FIRST OFFICIAL SENIOR HIRE

THE OTHER BOX MAKES FIRST OFFICIAL SENIOR HIRE

The Other Box, an award-winning platform championing creatives from under-represented backgrounds, makes its first strategic hire, signalling growth of “creative industries” sector to include the fashion industry…

Here's what happened when we ran a copywriting workshop for women of colour

Here's what happened when we ran a copywriting workshop for women of colour

When my co-founder Leyya and I started The Other Box back in 2016, we came at it with our own experiences and perspectives. In my case, I had been a writer for some years by that point…

Lecture in progress interview

Lecture in progress interview

Roshni was interviewed recently by Laura Snoad from Lecture in progress on her creative inspirations and career journey so far, you can read the original post, here.

March Mayhem…and beyond

March Mayhem…and beyond

It’s been a mad couple of months! Between Leyya taking a break to Texas to visit her sister and Roshni turning 30, we’ve been busy getting sh*t done and making sh*t happen! As we look on to April and beyond, we just wanted to share a few pieces we’ve been involved in and have coming up.

TALKING ASIAN STEREOTYPES WITH THE HUFFINGTON POST

TALKING ASIAN STEREOTYPES WITH THE HUFFINGTON POST

Click here to see Roshni and I talk about asian stereotypes with Huffington Post as part of there #AllWomenEverywhere project.

We featured in the 26 Newsletter!

We featured in the 26 Newsletter!

Roshni had the opportunity to write an article for 26, a collective of writers who hope to raise the profile and value of words not only in business, but also in everyday life. 

A gathering of Creative Hustlers

A gathering of Creative Hustlers

On the 22nd November 2016, The Other Box team went to the first Creative Hustle event, created by Alex Fefegha, and held at Google Campus, London. Read our recap of the event here.

On the other side of the door

On the other side of the door

This Christmas, some of the best loved brands have put people of colour centre-stage. But while our screens are filling with diversity, is the same happening behind closed doors at creative agencies?