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Social Impact in Focus: Avila.Diana

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This month we are pleased to feature Avila.Diana, founded by Avila Chidume. 
 

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Avila Chidume: Avila.Diana

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Avila Chidume: Avila.Diana

Avila’s background as a Law student with a lifelong passion for human rights inspired her to develop her business, Avila.Diana, with the Enternship Grant Fund opportunity. Avila.Diana is a greetings card company which represents underrepresented groups in its products. Avila’s hand-designed cards feature individuals from BAME, LGBT, and disabled communities (among many others) - filling a huge gap in the existing greetings card market. Over the summer, Avila built her personal confidence and enterprise skills through the Enternship programme. By undertaking the programme and speaking to mentors, industry experts, and fellow Enterns about Avila.Diana, Avila affirmed the identity of her...

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Greetings cards for minorities- Tim Daykin

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Greetings cards for minorities- Tim Daykin

Avila Diana makes cards for minorities because she couldn't find any that represented her.   https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0752mtt?source=post_page-----ead1a17e36cd----------------------

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Ivy M, Reviewer

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A review on my work featured in The Colour of Madness Anthology.

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The Colour of Madness: One Year On

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The Colour of Madness: One Year On

Avila Diana Pieces: Daily Reminder and The History of Yellow In the last year, Avila received funding from her university to expand her small greeting card business — Avila.Diana. She has grown her collection and is working to have her cards stocked in stores. Avila has used her business to advocate for mental health and create dialogue around the lack of representation in the greeting card industry. She was invited onto BBC Radio to discuss the importance of her work and you can listen to her interview here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0752mtt?source=post_page-----ead1a17e36cd----------------------   https://medium.com/@MadnessColourOf/the-colour-of-madness-one-year-on-ead1a17e36cd

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