Spring is (finally) here, so how are you all feeling?

We’re doing pretty good, as 743 people participated in the launch of our #INFLUENCE report a couple of weeks back, so if you missed the briefing you can watch it again here (password = 9q6NYy). You can also still grab a copy of the full report here and peep the interviews with Zaiba Jabbar from HERVISIONS and Bernard Koomson from DeadHYPE.

We’ve continued the conversation online, where you can find out how our members are feeling about Instagram, which brands they believe behave authentically, and whether brands should be entering decentralised communities? Our Agency has also been busy putting some of this thinking into practice with the “Music Take Us Further” campaign for Tommy Jeans.

Finally, we’re starting our International Women’s Day celebrations early by reminding you of our Stories of Growth conversations with all these amazing females (in no particular order): Kesang Ball, Liv Little, Siobhan Lyons, Phoebe Lovatt, Danielle Pender, Seetal Solanki, Jodi Cariss, Pip Jamieson, Karinna Nobbs, Valentina Milanov‪a‬, Louise Gray, Sara Arnold, Henrietta Thompson, Lucy Hardcastle, Hayley Louisa Brown, Gabby Edlin, Pip Black, and Joan Murphy ✌️

As always, a big thank you to everyone who contributed and if you want to see your project or event featured next month, you know what you need to do …


Picking up the pace a little with multidisciplinary artist Crystal Simone, aka DJ Cry$cross aka Naija gal-dem - a name their friend came up with that ties together their Nigerian and Caribbean roots. Hit play and read the Q&A here. Enjoy.






  • Wellness Wednesday — Qigong with Darcy is a 30 min lunchtime session designed to help you release stress and tension, create greater balance, and an overall sense of health and vitality. Open to all levels
  • Wellness Wednesday — Yoga with Gina is a 60 min meditation, Vinyasa, and Yoga Nidra with our very own Gina Stewart. It's happening at 7pm GMT every Wednesday, open to all levels and pay what you feel
  • 6th — My Story, My Way: Free LGBTQ+ Workshop is a self-empowerment workshop exploring different creative methods of story-telling, looking at how we can share our unique personal narratives through artistic expression; such as poetry, dance, art, and song-writing
  • 7th — In celebration of International Women’s Day, Designing Sisterhood brings together leading thinkers and practitioners as they explore how collaborative practice could create a more inclusive future for architecture
  • 8th — Daye are dedicating the month of March to Women In Engineering, and to kick off their campaign, they're hosting two virtual events lead by the female engineers that have helped shape Daye
  • 11th — NOW Gallery continues its talk series exploring colour in contemporary artistic practice through the works of British artist Joy Gregory in Conversation with Kaia Charles
  • 15th — Join the conversation as three writers - Nikesh Shukla, Nadia Owusu, and Georgina Lawton - dig into their unique explorations of what it means to belong in an increasingly fractious political and social landscape. Chaired by gal-dem editor Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff
  • 24th — Protein Members Meet-up come through and say 👋
  • 25th — Make Type Talk in an Original Poster with Studio Nari
  • 5th April — An Introduction to Rules of Growth is a free workshop with Protein Founder & CEO, William Rowe, to help you grow your business, your team or yourself in a sustainable way

Until next month.

Your friends at Protein 💚


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