Welcome to our very first blog post on the Black & Forth Platform. This, for us, is the start of a new era and we appreciate you taking the time out to check our site.
Hopefully this will not be the last time.
In this blog post we are going to provide you with a bit of background knowledge about who we are, why we are doing this and what to expect from us in the next coming months.
Behind this platform are Bimpe Adeyemi and Honey Ajisefini, the co-founders of the Black & Forth Platform. We are both third year medical students at UCL who are currently taking a year out to pursue another degree and then return to medicine (queue the hefty sigh). We’ve known each other for a long time now, lived together and we do bounce ideas off each other so it’s no surprise that we ended up here.
So, what drove us to create a blog amidst all the madness that is currently happening in this 2020? Long story short, we had a phone call and quickly came to the realisation that this life is too short to keep questioning yourself. We realised that we had gotten to the point in our lives where we wanted to try something new, develop our writing skills and also create a platform that does not restrict us to the tedious stereotype of a medical student. We named this platform Black & Forth because it would be incredibly senseless to expect that we are going to agree on everything. As a consequence, you may see rebuttals, different perspectives brought to topics and possibly controversial opinions discuss