Nathalie Emmanuel

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Namaste all day. Actor, Curl Queen, Yogini, Human 🇬🇧🇱🇨🇩🇲 “Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud”- Maya Angelou

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So excited and honoured to be a part of the @justacard campaign with @fundingcircleuk to support small bookshops and all small businesses in London. See this poster (on a platform in London Bridge tube station) as well as 14 others around the London Underground. Photographed by the wonderful @charliegraystudio... #justsupportsmall #itsneverjustabook #Iknowwhythecagedbirdsings #mayaangelou #AuntieMaya
Today marks 71 years since the Empire Windrush landed on British shores, carrying 1027 Caribbeans coming to the UK under the British Nationality Act 1948, which gave citizenship to the people of the United Kingdom and the Colonies to those connected to them. This happened because the UK needed labour after the war to rebuild the country... And the hopeful West Indians (some of which had fought in the war FOR the UK) did just that while paying taxes, growing economy... and changing and enriching the culture of the UK forever. (I’m too petty to not mention the Jerk Rice debacle 😑). In 2018, many of the Windrush Generation were thanked for their years of service and contributions to this country by being told they had not, in fact, been given citizenship and were being threatened with deportation, some were wrongly detained and denied basic rights and in at least 83 cases, people were wrongfully deported. Many lost their jobs, homes & pensions due to their “illegal status” and were no longer entitled to use the health system they’d been paying into for all these years.

Theresa May’s video commemorating Windrush today, made me feel pretty nauseous considering her “hostile environment policy” for immigrants as Home Security, which many feel is directly linked to the despicable treatment of the Windrush generation.

This morning I cried as I read about Richard Stewart who died last week aged 74. He never received an apology from the government and never received any compensation as he was waiting for his case to be resolved. The money, he had hoped, would allow him to travel back to Jamaica for the first time in 50 years to visit his Mother’s grave and see, once again, the place he came from. His son, Wesley, said to The Guardian that his father had never wanted to see Britain as a racist country, but his views had changed as a result of his treatment by the Home Office.

To those still suffering as a result of the systemic disregard for black & brown people in this country; THANK YOU for all the contributions you gave while enduring the racism and inequality that you did. I exist and live how I do because of you.

Ah shit...... @fourweddingsandafuneral  out on @Hulu July 31st 🤵🏾👰🏼 😦😮😧😯😲😬🤭
So excited for everyone to meet Deet! Puppetry by @youngsterbeccy and voiced by moi! #TeamDeet #Grottonlife #August30th2019 #Netflix

#Repost @darkcrystalofficial
What message does the Crystal bring us today? Look closely for the answers, young Gelfling. #darkcrystal
When I tell you what it meant to 7 year old me to see @officialmelb on television... to see myself on television... singing, dancing, jumping around shouting about girl power... I will NEVER forget that feeling.... which is why I had to go to the @spicegirls #SpiceWorldTour2019 dressed as the legend that is she! #MelB #ScarySpice #spicegirls #loveher #7yearoldNatsfeltseen #thankyou #myhairgotfrizzyintherainthough #canbreatheoutnow😂🤣
We spiced up our lives tonight at @wembleystadium and everyone was welcome 👩🏻‍🦰👩🏽‍🦱🙋🏼‍♀️🙎🏻‍♀️🌏🏳️‍🌈💙💗... my 7 year old self jumped out IT 👏🏽 WAS 👏🏽 SO 👏🏽 GOOD 👏🏽 😂😂😂. @spicegirls were (and still are) a movement about empowerment, love and acceptance of all... LOVED EVERY SECOND! *does a high kick and walks away* 🤣 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 #spiceworld2019 #wembleystadium #London #girlpower #zigazigaaaah #1996 #SpiceGirls
Check out my shoot and interview with @thelaterals out now. 🌺🌺🌺 Photographer: @haozeng_com 
Styling: @rachelgilman_ 
Hair: @neekobackstage_ 
Make up: @quinnmurphy
Needed to get into these shoulders after falling asleep in a weird position on my flight home because I forgot my neck pillow 🤦🏽‍♀️.... as well as laying on a hockey ball I needed to come and breathe and stretch gently into them... #yogaismedicine #iheartyoga #yogaislife #yogini #namaste @fiercegraceyoga @reebok @voss_uk 🧘🏽‍♀️🧘🏽‍♀️🧘🏽‍♀️
The smile on my face though 🤣🤣🤣 This might be the best birthday present I have ever been given.... tickets to see @indiaarie in concert and then, unexpectedly, I got to meet the woman herself after the show.

I was handed “A Voyage to India” when I was 13 years old and that was it. I was hooked. And every song India Arie has ever blessed the world with has been played countless times... always teaching me something about where I was at and also where I was going. Singing about love and life, acceptance, respect and being deserving of peace. India Arie is a light in the world and I got to see her shine that light in person and it was awesome. Thank you to everyone who made this possible. I am eternally grateful. #worthytour #IndiaArie #everyoneofusisworthy #beautifulsurprise #literally
Made it to NYC! Sleepy but silky in @ascenolondon 🧡🧡🧡 #glassesoff #headscarfwrapped #pyjamason #glassesoff #ready #to #sleep #48hoursoffun
The journey begins as darkness rises #DarkCrystal View the full teaser at @darkcrystalofficial #mygirlDeettho
Feeling cute with @tita_lau... Literally the life and soul of the party... 💁🏽‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ Thanks for having us @skyandrewofficial. #bankholidaymonday #foundthegoodlight #weslay