A bond with my bestie is biggest prize
I was thrilled to be highly commended in this year’s Diversity in Media Journalist of the Year award at the Hilton Waldorf in London.
I had to pinch myself when I realised I was in the same room as big names like Lily Allen and Diane Abbott.
My best friend Joanna was my ‘plus one’. We met when we were 11 and, while I loved all the glamour of Friday’s do, my highlight was getting ready in the hotel room with my bestie. We had the music blaring as we did each other’s hair and make-up – it took me back to our teenage years.
Jo and I come from different ethnic backgrounds and religions, but when we look at each other we never see colour, race or religion.
Our schooldays, our sense of humour and our undying love of Duran Duran bonded us for life. And our friendship is enriched by our differences. So I couldn’t think of anyone better to help me celebrate diversity.