Black History Month Community Spotlight - Baseera Maude
Baseera is a Travel and Tourism Student at the University of Wolverhampton.
What does it mean to you to be Black and British?
Being a Black person who is British can be difficult as some people don’t class you as British due to the colour of your skin. As time has gone on, being Black and British has begun to feel increasingly normal as the country has become more culturally diverse and accepting. The Britain of the past is very different to the Britain of today as you will see many people who are from different cultures and races.
Who inspires you?
My mother. She’s very hardworking, she never gives up and she is a very strong woman. She has raised four children alone and is always working yet she has always found a way to make us feel comfortable, safe and well-fed. She always provided shelter and we have always had a roof over our heads.
What are your hopes and aspirations for the future?
I hope to be a successful self-employed woman with my own business and own fashion line.
What do you think would make Walsall a better place?
I think having a place for young people or young adults to just chill and relax in a safe environment would make a significant difference.