BEING DIAGNOSED WITH DYSLEXIA AS AN ADULT

I was recently commissioned to write a short version of my dyslexia story for Metro.co.uk and that can be read here. After doing well in school, Paula Ugochukwu, 21 from London, was part way through a Journalism degree at a Russell Group university when she was diagnosed with a learning disability. At the ripe old […]

YOU DON’T ALWAYS HAVE TO BE ‘ON’!

Being a part of a generation that really celebrates your outward achievements and accolades is hard. With just a scroll of the timeline, you will see people creating and producing amazing things and it can feel like the world is moving on and leaving you behind. Well… I’m here to say, that is okay. You […]

BLACK, FEMALE AND CHRISTIAN! I’M A MINORITY CREATIVE

In case you missed it: Hi, I’m Paula and I’m Black, a woman and a Christian. Now that you have been caught up to speed, welcome. Being part of a subsection of a subsection of a subsection of society (a subsection squared, if you like!) in the creative industry is an interesting and unique experience […]

PAULA’S 12-MONTH INTERNSHIP AT THE BODY SHOP INTERNATIONAL

Last summer I completed a 12-month industrial placement at The Body Shop International’s Global Head Office in Croydon, London. I was the International Digital Recruitment intern working as part of the International Human Resources team. It had an amazing year and learnt SO much. After continually getting questions about my internship (on social media and […]

PAULA MELISSA – THE FREELANCE DIGITAL MEDIA SUPERWOMAN

A couple of weeks ago I confirmed a new freelance client. I will be providing social and digital media help, alongside some PR, photography and marketing support. It was very exciting to be hired by a business to do this because it is essentially what I do for myself and have done for other people […]

WHAT LOSING MY 284 DAY STREAK ON THE YOUVERSION BIBLE APP TAUGHT ME

When the YouVersion Bible app first added streaks and perfect weeks last year, I was a little sceptical. I may or may not have had thoughts along the lines of: “Um… why?” “This isn’t Snapchat!” “Let’s not force it now. In the world but not of it… remember?!” But I can admit when I’m wrong […]

MY RTS BURSARY DIARY: WHY AM I THE ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY’S BIGGEST CHEERLEADER?

Originally written for the Royal Television Society and posted here   When I learnt of the Royal Television Society (RTS) bursaries in 2015, I knew I had to apply. Any organisation actively committed to the diversification and inclusion of underrepresented groups within the British media will always hold a place in my heart. Plus, being […]

WHAT I WORE IN LISBON (LISBOA), PORTUGAL – LOOKBOOK [VIDEO]

My sister and I had an amazing time in Portugal’s capital city, Lisbon! I have put together a little lookbook of the outfits I wore over the four days and four nights. Lisbon was amazing! We lived in the historical center of the city which meant we were able to wonder around and explore castles, […]

CELEBRATING AT PRINCE CHARLES’ 70TH BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN – AND DEALING WITH IMPOSTER SYNDROME

It was an honour to be able to attend His Royal Highness, Prince of Wales, Prince Charles’ 70th birthday celebration in London a couple of weeks ago. Six months before his actual birthday. The ceremony was held in the Buckingham Palace Gardens and was for members of the different charities and organisations Prince Charles is […]

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