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Tamanna

Tamanna

Name: Tamanna Miah
Age: 20
Year of the Fix: 2014
Location: Sevenoaks, Kent
Campaign: To take a stand against racist bullying

Growing up, I was the target of racial bullying.

 

I was verbally and physically abused by a group of young people who would pick on me because of my ethnicity.

 

With the help of Fixers, I’ve started a campaign to show the damage that racist taunts and attacks can have on a person and how it can affect self-confidence.

 

I want to show how bullying does not have to leave physical cuts and wounds to cause damage to an individual – a tormentors’ words can inflict just as much pain.

 

The goal of our campaign is to encourage young people to look beyond someone’s skin colour and value them for who they really are.

Here is a list of Fixers helping me with my Fix:

 

Danielle Williams

Elina Smyrniou

Jamaal Rowe

Joanne Harrington

Joe Plumb

Lweendo Ndawana

Tanis Izli

Yasmin Agius

Steve Goodsell, Show Racism the Red Card

In my broadcast Steve supported our campaign and discussed the increase in racist bullying among school children.

 

Councillor Simon Raikes, Mayor of Sevenoaks

Mayor Councillor Raikes appeared in my broadcast to support our campaign and praise our Fixers film.

 

House in the Basement Youth Cafe, Sevenoaks

Benjamin Mason, Manager at the House in the Basement Youth Cafe, supports our Fix. He helped out on our broadcast shoot, allowing us to use the cafe as a venue on the day.

November 2015
I appeared on ITV’s This Morning on Wednesday 18th November to talk about Islamophobia and my Fixers campaign. I was a guest in the studio alongside Islamophobia expert, Miqdaad Versi.

The photo below is me with This Morning presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.


January 2015
I appeared on the cover of the winter edition of Canterbury Christ Church University’s magazine. It featured an article about my voluntary work, where I share news of my Fixers campaign. Click on the image below to read the piece.


July 2014

I'm using social media to ensure that my campaign keeps on raising awareness! I'll be posting videos, feedback and continuing to share my message to end racist bullying. Click on the links below to visit, like and follow my Facebook and Twitter pages.

 

I was also interviewed on BBC Radio Kent to talk about my campaign and discuss my anti-bullying message. A story about my Fix was also featured on the Christ Church Students' Union website.

 

June 2014

An article about my Fixers campaign was featured in the Kent Messenger.

 

I have also received some wonderful feedback for my Fixers film and broadcast story, which was shown on ITV News.

 

‘I saw your TV appearance and would like to congratulate you 100%. You came across as a confident, sensitive and pleasant-mannered young lady who every parent ought to love to have as their daughter. You and others like yourself are our future, the taxes that you will pay in years to come will pay my pension, and you are deserving of the greatest respect. I will be following fixers.org.uk in the future and I for one am delighted that you are pursuing this vital initiative.’

‘I'm glad the film features various ethnic minorities, as people are bullied simply because they're different and hate consumes the bully. People don't realise the pain it causes. No bullying is acceptable. Great project, Tamanna!’

 

‘What you’re doing is helping people and you’re doing a great job!’

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