October marks the celebration of Black History Month across the UK and Ireland to recognise and honour Black culture. This year, Pinterest presents Black Gold, a programme to amplify Black voices on the platform.
Throughout the month, Black creators, Black-owned businesses, publishers and allies such as Leal Alexander, Chapters of May, Fresh Lengths, AfroGlory, Dazed and AZ Mag will be sharing ways to be inspired by Black culture, from embracing natural hairstyles, to recipes, fashion styling and inclusive book recommendations.
Ideas for strengthening Black allyship will also be featured in the Today tab, along with relevant resources on how to take action.
Through a combination of panels and workshops you can hear from host Rose Reveur and speakers Aisha Shaibu, Sakeema Peng Crook and Timi Sotire as they share their highs, their lows and how they cultivate joy in their lives. As well as, Our Naked Truths founder Jocelyn who will explore themes of self love, self compassion and self alignment. Tickets are available via Black Girl Fest website.
Ahead of Black History Month, the Pinterest team hosted an exclusive programme for 20 Black creators including Eleanor Barkes, CurlzByZee (Zeena) and Mimi Labesa, sharing best practice, editorial trends and 1:1 guidance to help boost their content creation.
The Rising Stars were also joined by Creator Rebekah Nkirote, winner of Pinterest’s 2020 Black History Month Creator competition to share her insights and tips.