Nadiya Hussain "This room doesn't look like me"

Nadiya Hussain "This room doesn't look like me"

By Global

Where You From?

Monday, 30 May

I love this conversation with Nadiya Hussain. And I was surprised in this chat when Nadiya replied to me - with an answer which suggested that maybe I’d asked where she’s from. I felt conscious and worried that gosh, am I being heard as the person who asks *that* question? But why? There isn’t anything wrong with that question - because the meaning is in the intent. And when I listen once again to Nadiya’s answers, I hear her thoroughly answer my question: “What does ‘Where you from?’ mean to you?” And that answer comes through in countless gems in this convo: Recognition of work ethic, which so many of us will deeply relate to. The Cornish Pasty Police - they’re out there! The fact that billboards featuring people of colour does not mean that the work is complete… … and the blessing that we can thrive in spite of adversity - by creating our own unique spaces. I’d be lying to you if I said those were my only highlights in this chat, because we have seasoned it with flavour and depth. Which of those flavours did you catch? What was most poignant to you and what did you think? Let me know! I’m @lilliealmond on Twitter - and on Insta, I’m @almondsweetness. Dm me, shout me, hit me up x
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