Lavinya Stennett is the founder and CEO of The Black Curriculum. The vision to create The Black Curriculum came from first-hand experiences in British formal education, where Lavinya witnessed the effects of systemic disenfranchisement through the exclusion of Black pupils and Black British history. Young people learning general 'Black history' in the lone month of October was simply, not good enough. During her study abroad in Aotearoa, she was interested in the way Indigenous and colonial history was a part of the everyday and made accessible to everyone at all ages. She is determined to challenge the Eurocentricity of the school curriculum at a nationwide level. Lavinya believes in the power of education, and the arts to ultimately transform the lives of people.
She has been featured in GQ, Buzzfeed, and HELLO Magazine and has written for the Guardian, Huffington Post and Harper's Bazar. In 2020 she contributed to David Olugesa's book Black and British and was named a Woman of the Year by the Sunday Times Style Magazine and a Future Shaper by Marie Claire Magazine.
She is currently working on her first book.
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