Faithfully, Anaya.

Created by Emma Howes, The Pitch 2020

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Anaya has a strong and powerful spirit and wakes up one morning with an overwhelming desire for change. With a name meaning ‘God answered’, Anaya had become desolated with the inequality she has consistently witnessed and experienced, but has realised that she can no longer remain a bystander. Like many before her, she has a lot to say; a lot of stories to share; a lot of questions that she demands answers for. She is ready to speak and she is ready to be heard. Through her movement #GraceBeWithUsAll, Anaya aims to unify us all through her series of compelling letters to the world.

Biblical Connection

'There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.’ Galatians 3:28. These are words spoken by Paul almost 2000 years ago, and they suggest that we are all equal. However, in 2020, it is evident that we, as a global community, are still not united as a diverse entity - the Black Lives Matter movement is just one example of this. I hope to retell Paul's words from a modern, BAME perspective... I want to understand what a NEW Paul would say about the world we live in today and what he would do to unify our multifarious population. I have had the opportunity to talk with black pastors and preachers from 3 churches in London, and asked them what they would say if they had the chance; I have been inspired by their experiences, and the words of the bible, to explore what it's like to live with injustice in a world that was created with justice at its core.