We’re taking note and partnering up with non-profit Black Minds Matter and travel platform Trippin to make The Standard, London a more inclusive space. Born in 2020, Black Minds Matter aims to empower black and POC communities, and raise awareness of mental health issues and create active ways to tackle them. The fast-growing organisation has been promoting a more equal and just society through creative workshops, raising awareness of safe spaces and promoting support or services to those in need. We’ve been following what they’ve been up to through their year and thought they’d be the perfect partner for 2020. We’ve also joined forces with Trippin, an independent platform that connects travel and culture with a diverse and growing community. Part 1 of our work together is all about the content. As you may know The Standard, London’s Library Lounge is packed floor-to-ceiling full of vintage books but now we’re actively aiming to feature more works by both emerging and established black writers. Black Minds Matter and Trippin are making a call out to their incredible communities for recommendations and asking for suggestions of new or old writers, works from magazines or traditional literature, that we should be featuring within our shelves
See the call for submissions here.