Judi Love describes new ‘eye-opening’ race documentary as ‘an emotional journey’
18th October 2022

Comedian and Loose Women favourite Judi Love has opened up about her experience preparing and filming brand new Channel 4 documentary Black, Female and Invisible.

Presenter and mum-of-two Judi, 42, described the one-off special – which aired Monday evening and can be caught up with on All 4 – as an "emotional journey".

Writing in her OK! column this week, she explained: "I’ve got to say, it was one of the most eye-opening and thought-provoking ventures I’ve ever embarked on.

"I explored the odds stacked against Black women around the world – in the realms of the workplace, healthcare and society – while also shedding light on the incredible women of colour carrying the torch and inspiring young Black girls to keep striving for their goals in the face of adversity."

As part of the show, Judi discovers that statistically, so far in life, she has managed to defy the odds stacked against most Black women living in the UK today.

She dives deep into an investigation of the troubling figures that point to profound inequalities in health, education, work, and other key aspects of life.

Judi also looks at the women behind these statistics, hearing their moving personal stories as well as sharing a handful of her own as the group come together over their mutual experiences of prejudice.

She also catches up with those women determined to change things in time for the next generation.

Judi notes on her first solo project: "This documentary really was an emotional journey".

Judi's inspiring TV special falls under Black History Month, a period of time that Judi recently discussed the importance of in her column.

She told OK!: "October marks Black History Month, which I believe is something that should be taught in schools from an early age.

"This will allow children to grow up, not only with an awareness of the hardships Black people have endured for centuries, but also with an appreciation of Black achievements that are celebrated today and how far the Black community has come."

As well as this, Judi praised some of the individuals she believes are paving the way for youngsters.

"Black history is being made as we speak," she explained. "The Obamas, Stormzy, Serena Williams, Edward Enninful.

"Slavery isn’t the only component of Black history, there is so much more that needs to be acknowledged. Only with education can we grow together."


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