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Aisha Thomas

Aisha studied law before an epiphany saw her move to education and become Assistant Principal at an inner-city secondary school. Today she is Educational Consultant in her own organisation, Representation Matters Ltd, and has a firm focus on anti-racist practice, equity, justice and liberation. 

Aisha has presented a BBC documentary about the lack of black teachers in Bristol and delivered a TEDx talk: 'Why Representation Really Matters'. She won Positive Role Model for Race/Ethnicity at the Bristol Diversity Awards 2020, received a 2021 Special Recognition Award from Bristol Black History Month magazine and won the 2021 Baton Awards Campaigner of the Year. Aisha is also a university guest lecturer, and her debut book 'Becoming an anti-racist educator was released on 12 May 2022.