Belonging

The latest stories

Collated by Bradford People Library

Bradford’s People Library is a collection of ‘human books’ highlighting the many things we have in common as human beings, as well as celebrating our differences. Read on for inspiring stories from people born and bred or newly arrived and who live in all parts of our wonderful district. Demonstrating that there is always more to a human ‘book’ than just its cover.

To find out more about the People Library, and how you could tell your story, please click here.

The Sikh Vaisakhi
Vaisakhi is the most important Sikh festival in the calendar and is an opportunity for Self-Reflection, Transformation, and...
A Vital Connection
Discovering strength through community. As you speak with Shaida from Keighley, you quickly get a strong sense of her resilience and fortitude as she shares her journey...
Moments of connection
One man’s journey into dance and choreography, around the World and back again – always seeing the beauty and magic in both people and dance....
People just like you
“We were trying to save our lives, but the future was uncertain…” A story from one of the ‘most discriminated people in the world’* Everyone expected...
#IAMBRADFORD
Islamophobia is one of four campaigns for the Anti-Rumour and Critical Thinking Strategy. We talk to nine diverse Muslims living in Bradford district, as part of the...
Write Your Own Scripts
I’m black and I come from a council estate. I was trying to break into an industry where you're expected to hide where you’re from. My name is Peter 'Rad' Miller....
Diversity
During my childhood it often felt like all the odds were against me. I was born in Bradford and lived in Windhill, Shipley for most of my youth. At great cost to my...
Black Voices
We speak to four people who have made Bradford their home. What is Black History? Black history is everyone’s history, whether that be the history of British English...