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Letter To My Younger Self

Beverley Knight: 'My young black skin was politicised the day I was born'
Beverley Knight, UK soul singer
Letter to my Younger Self

Beverley Knight: 'My young black skin was politicised the day I was born'

Nina Sosanya: 'I never wanted to be part of the popular gang'
Nina Sosanya
Letter to my Younger Self

Nina Sosanya: 'I never wanted to be part of the popular gang'

Dawn Butler: ’Nobody looked like me in politics'
Dawn Butler, Member of Parliament for Brent Central
Letter to my Younger Self

Dawn Butler: ’Nobody looked like me in politics'

Professor Alice Roberts: 'I got sidetracked into academia in a delightful way'
Alice Roberts
Letter to my Younger Self

Professor Alice Roberts: 'I got sidetracked into academia in a delightful way'

Joan Jett: 'How dare you tell me what I can and can’t do?'
US rock'n'roll great Joan Jett
Letter to my Younger Self

Joan Jett: 'How dare you tell me what I can and can’t do?'

Fara Williams: 'I was living in hostels for seven years – football saved me'
Fara Williams remains England Women's top scorer with 40 goals in 177 games
Letter to my Younger Self

Fara Williams: 'I was living in hostels for seven years – football saved me'

Midge Ure: 'Music kept me away from gangs'
Midge Ure in a black shirt against a white background
Letter to my Younger Self

Midge Ure: 'Music kept me away from gangs'

Chris Packham: 'My younger self would be my biggest critic'
Chris Packham
Punk and birds

Chris Packham: 'My younger self would be my biggest critic'

Deborah Meaden: 'If I was to start again, I’d want to make the same mistakes'
Deborah Meaden
Letter to my Younger Self

Deborah Meaden: 'If I was to start again, I’d want to make the same mistakes'

Peter Crouch: 'Being tall was my superpower'
Peter Crouch at Anfield
Letter to my Younger Self

Peter Crouch: 'Being tall was my superpower'

Andrew Ridgeley 'was never envious' of Wham! friend George Michael's success
Wham! in 1984: George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley
pop

Andrew Ridgeley 'was never envious' of Wham! friend George Michael's success

Children of Windrush: Mica Paris, Jay Blades, Lenny Henry and more reflect on heritage and identity
Children of Windrush
Letter to my younger self

Children of Windrush: Mica Paris, Jay Blades, Lenny Henry and more reflect on heritage and identity

Chi-chi Nwanoku: 'It should not be a novelty that there's more than one Black face on stage'
Chi-chi Nwanoku CBE.
Letter To My Younger Self

Chi-chi Nwanoku: 'It should not be a novelty that there's more than one Black face on stage'

Gina Yashere: 'I was terrified some unscrupulous people would try to out me'
Letter to my Younger Self

Gina Yashere: 'I was terrified some unscrupulous people would try to out me'

Shirley Collins: Heartbreak stole my voice. Singing again is extraordinary
Shirley Collins
Letter to my Younger Self

Shirley Collins: Heartbreak stole my voice. Singing again is extraordinary

Martin Amis: 'The past gets bigger but the future shrinks'
Martin Amis at the The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, in October 2010.
from the archive

Martin Amis: 'The past gets bigger but the future shrinks'

Suranne Jones: 'I’d love to tell mum about my son'
Suranne Jones in black and white
Letter to my Younger Self

Suranne Jones: 'I’d love to tell mum about my son'

Noel Gallagher: 'I met David Bowie and have no recollection of it'
Noel Gallagher
Letter to my Younger Self

Noel Gallagher: 'I met David Bowie and have no recollection of it'

Paul Simonon: 'The Clash never had a holiday – we were on a mission'
Paul Simonon
Letter to my Younger Self

Paul Simonon: 'The Clash never had a holiday – we were on a mission'

Adjoa Andoh: 'The generosity of other Black actresses was amazing'
Adjoa Andoh
profile

Adjoa Andoh: 'The generosity of other Black actresses was amazing'