suchiWhat would you change about Brighton and Hove?

I would make it less hilly which I know is not possible! Being in a wheelchair makes getting around Brighton and Hove really interesting at times.

What living person do you most admire?

My older sister.  She is amazing.  Really clever, a dedicated Nurse in a very stressful job; she is a Trauma Coordinator for a big Kent Hospital.  She is a fantastic sister too, we don’t always agree on the same things but she, our mum, our Dad and her son all share the Top 10 space in my life.

What would your motto be?

“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamour of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people” Martin Luther King – Put your head above the Parapet, and do what is right.

What do you think Black and Minority Ethnic people have contributed to Brighton and Hove?

What haven’t they contributed should be the question I think!  So much has been given to Brighton and Hove by BME people, from war service, (the Indian soldiers) community endeavours, (Black History, MOSAIC) to their lives in the line of duty (Henry Solomon), and this is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.  What they have contributed over time has helped make Brighton and Hove the place it is today.  Colourful, elegant, wicked, outrageous, fun, passionate, radical, and most of all fabulously diverse.  Long may it continue.