I have never seen a woman who stands out and remain consistently generous, kind, open, hard working and self motivated like Pauline Long. She is originally from Kenya and runs a business in clothing design and modelling. She has a studio where she displays her designs so that the public can view them and buy.
What inspires me about Pauline Long is her big heart for others. She reaches out to African communities raising awareness on racism, violence, poverty and how best Africans can unite their communities in love in foreign countries where they live The reason I chose to feature Pauline Long and invite the world to know her is that she has been a pillar of strength to those working in the charity sector. Be it time, moral support or even a pound in her purse, Pauline Long generously gives.
Pauline Long comes Kenya and I come from Zimbabwe. What touched my heart is that on 8 March 2012, Pauline was there at South Bank University to be Director of Ceremony when my book got launched. The atmosphere in the room was explosive as every woman had a terrible past to share. The way Pauline kept calm, love and peace throughout the event soothed all of us. When you join Pauline on Facebook for the first time you would think she works full time for racial equality, gender equality and children`s rights. But the truth is that she is a woman driven more by passion not money. She is one of those activists who work outside the small boxes of organisations we have created. She works with people and not offices, chairs and banks accounts. It is rare for Pauline not to run a daily inspirational workshop on topics that improve the well being of Africans. She is open, fair, non judgemental, straight and to the point.
Pauline Long`s activism has inspired her son to write a children`s book on racism. In her son, we see a new breed of young men coming up. Talking about mothers who change their sons before going out in organisations to change other people, she is a typical good example.
I have put a brief biography of Pauline Long and I know you would want to follow inspiration in your lives. I always advise young women to know who to follow in these social networks. I started following Pauline Long since 2010 when I received the African Achievers Award. I was there to receive an award and Pauline was the Director of Ceremony. She followed me from that day onwards. Later, I realised I should follow her more as she is inspiration. She awards others and she is there when you need someone to talk to.
Brief Biography of Pauline Long
Pauline Long is a Kenyan born entrepreneur, philanthropist, fashion designer and presenter. She is the founder of Europe’s biggest award ceremony for black and ethnic personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts (BEFFTA). The award ceremony celebrates and promotes the achievements of a very talented and hard-working community often over looked. As a mother and wife she developed a huge passion for giving back which led her to founding Mr and Miss East Africa UK, these pageants encourage entrepreneurship amongst East Africans in UK but most importantly they work closely with East African children’s charities. Through the pageants she started the shout campaign, a campaign aimed at eventually taking children off the streets. At the moment the campaign feeds street children monthly. Pauline also runs their family business East End Studios, which i one of London’s biggest independently owned film and TV studio based in East London and next door to Olympics village.