#4 London to Nigeria and back again, a British Black African illustrator’s journey with Dap Adeola (DAPS).

#4 London to Nigeria and back again, a British Black African illustrator’s journey with Dap Adeola (DAPS).

Dap Adeola (DAPS) takes us on a blunt, honest journey through his life as a British Black African. From an early age he was destined to live his life, on his terms. Having left his parents behind in Nigeria at the age of four, he lived with his Aunt, in South London until 2011. Still considered the ‘black sheep’ of the family his non-conformity shows up throughout his life, and sees it as a strength he brings to his art, cartoons and more recently in his award winning children’s book illustrations. It’s an inspiring, entertaining honest story. Well worth a listen.

#3 I refuse your label of non-conformist – Katy Howell (immediate future)

#3 I refuse your label of non-conformist – Katy Howell (immediate future)

Katie Howell takes us on a comical life journey. Born in the 60’s to courageous immigrants. Being a kid in the racist 70’s. Growing Judicious balls at university in the 80’s. Not fitting into a world of white male advertising in the 90’s and finally achieving influencer status on radio and tv as an accidental agency owner of ‘immediate future’ in the naughties. It’s a witty story of exclusion and self-acceptance, with a whole lot of bravery and fighting spirit chucked in.

#2 Cars to Bras, the journey of a blind, transgender designer, with Chris Davis (Wicked Waists)

#2 Cars to Bras, the journey of a blind, transgender designer, with Chris Davis (Wicked Waists)

Chris Davis, a blind, transgender fashion designer, inspired by the likes of David Bowie, Vivienne Westwood, Malcolm McLaren and Balenciaga, talks us through an inspiring life story. The story begins with Chris as a small boy ‘dressing up’ at his Grandmother’s, being given a hard time at school, living in a rich and vibrant Camden at the height of the punk era, losing his sight and finally transitioning from panel-beater to fashion designer of alternative, bespoke clothing. It’s a fascinating journey and perfectly timed to celebrate non-conformity and diversity during pride month.

#1 The chaotic road to innovation with Piers Roberts (Riskkit)

#1 The chaotic road to innovation with Piers Roberts (Riskkit)

Piers Roberts takes us on a delightful journey through his life. From an early childhood in rural mid-Essex, his confusing boarding school years, the rise and fall of his ground-breaking design shop. Finally discovering that the basis of his non-conformity was autism. A fascinating life story that has led to a whole new methodology and thinking around navigating innovation in Riskkit.