A PIONEERING MEDIA SPIRIT
My first foray into media was as an intern from the Harambee project at Westindian World Newspaper in 1975 (the UK's first black newspaper). It whet my appetite for black owned media.
My teenage years were spent at St Hugh's High School, Kingston, Jamaica where I studied West Indian History which left me wondering, “There must be more to our story than the slave trade?”
After 22 years in Jamaica working in the Voluntary Sector, Hospitality, and Publishing industries ill health and the arrival of grandchildren brought me back to the UK. Not before I had won an award as Editor of LOVE Herald newspaper in its maiden year (2001), launched Testimony, an International Christian Family magazine, edited and launched The Word for Today - Caribbean Edition.
In 2009, I went back to school, and got my BA (Hons) Film & Media. Bitten by the bug to learn.