Our work empowering people from Southampton’s black and ethnically diverse communities through mobile storytelling appeared on the BBC this week.

Three mums who were part of our Our Voices, Our Stories training programme shared their stories with BBC South News. Helen Jackson, Laura Racioppi and Hafsat Bello were three of eight local residents in Our Voices, Our Stories who learned how to create, film and edit videos – to tell their stories – using a smartphone. Our Voices, Our Stories culminated in a community stories screening, where participants’ videos were shown on the big screen at MAST Mayflower Studios.

The women spoke to reporter Sophia Seth about their experiences of moving to Southampton from abroad and settling into a new city. Clips from Helen, Laura and Hafsat’s Our Voices, Our Stories videos even featured in the BBC news report. Watch it here [Broadcast date: Tuesday 9th August 2022]

Our Voices, Our Stories

Watch Helen, Laura and Hafsat’s made-by-mobile videos below, as featured in our Our Voices, Our Stories community stories screening on Monday 8th August 2022.

Our next community stories screening, Black Joy, will be taking place at MAST Mayflower Studios on Monday 24th October for Black History Month. Look out for details on our social media channels @ourversionmedia or by subscribing to our emails.

Helen’s story

Laura’s story

Hafsat’s story