Birmingham Museums Trust Youth Engagement Structure consultancy

Young people of colour need to be given autonomy to shape their OWN future, and this is why Don’t Settle is creating a Youth Engagement Structure (Y.E.S.) for Birmingham Museums Trust. The initiative aims to give young people a chance to be consultants and Participate in ideas generation, providing input into the design of a […]

Lost Dreams

The past few months have been somewhat of a whirlwind for most of us, with canceled plans, delayed schedules, and social distanced everything. It seems that sanitizers and face masks have trumped car keys and wallets as essentials. Our routine has been disrupted and flipped upside down and the theatre and arts sector has been […]

5 Steps of Protecting ‘SELF’

5 Steps of Protecting ‘self’ Our Fuel funding allows us to come across a whole range of people but there is none quite like Arizona Brodie. She is the second woman in Scottish history to receive a black belt in Brazilian jujitsu. Yes, you read right, she’s a black belt in Jiu Jitsu.   She […]

2 Metres Closer to my Goals

4 WAYS TO ENSURE SUCCESS IN PRODUCING YOUR FIRST EVENT Have you often wondered, if there is any advice that will get me those extra 2 Metres Closer to Goals? Well, wonder no more. Will Amott shares the 4 ways to ensure success in producing your first event. Hey, I’m Will. I am a producer […]

Daniel’s Story

By now we’ve seen how the power of speaking up and the importance of and using our voices. We’ve seen this exhibited through Black Lives Matter protests that have caused justice to be brought for those who were mistreated. Not to mention the removal of colonial monuments that represent oppression. Our voices are powerful Meet […]

The Voice For The Voiceless

Kiesha is a voice for the voiceless.
Her Fuel funded project to hold a premier that would showcase her work and create a space for people to have a conversation about taboo topics. Her collection of short films explores issues like female genital mutilation otherwise known as FGM, which she goes on to explain how “a lot of people are unaware of it”.

Keiya: becoming her own boss

One girl who has let nothing stop her even when all the odds were stacked against her is Keiya! She is not only a girl boss who has mastered the art of a side hustle but has also found ways to give back to her community using her entrepreneurship to smash the limiting glass ceiling.

Remani, The Filmmaker Who Cares

One person who is doing this is Remani Love, an up and coming powerhouse who has a passion for social change and uses her creative flair to do so. She released her BBC documentary, featuring Sir Lenny Henry, that posed the question ‘Is higher education failing black British students?’.

Why Bother Championing Neglected Stories? 

Think of all the stories you’ve been told. Now think of the potential stories you don’t know about. What explains the difference? Power lies in what we’re allowed to know.