Any Strictly fans out there?
For my non-UK friends, Strictly Come Dancing is the UK version of Dancing With The Stars. Celebrities are paired with ballroom stars and they compete against each other to win the coveted Glitterball Trophy.
My husband and I love it! It’s our guilty pleasure. We get so into it and make time to watch together.
Last night on Strictly was a BIG night. For the first time ever, a same sex couple debuted on the show. Double Olympic gold winning boxer Nicola Adams danced with pro Katya Jones. And they were electric.
I found myself feeling overwhelmed and emotional witnessing that slice of history. And yes I know that it’s just a TV show but being able to see yourself reflected on TV and in the wider world around you is important.
The show is on the BBC and it airs before the watershed. The message being that this isn’t taboo and it’s normal – because hell it really is!!!!!
Nicola Adams OBE is a Black, gay, neurodiverse, domestic abuse surviving champion, role model and a trailblazer in sport – but also when it comes to unapologetically living life on her terms.
It is my honour to celebrate her for Black History Month.