ICE, I Can Explain

Shola works in a secondary school as a Cover Supervisor and has to deal with a formal grievance with the white Head Teacher, when she realised she was not being treated equally as her white counterpart.

If you felt for the characters on the book, ‘Hidden figures’ written by Margot Lee Shetterly or you enjoyed the TV series, ‘Small Axe’ by Steve McQueen or maybe been one to purchase the now infamous book, ‘Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race’, then you will be surely captivated with the real life character Shola and her journey in her pursuit of happiness.

This is a true story based in Newham, Shola lives there and this is her every day truth. It is one of the most deprived boroughs in East London, but filled with the rich diversity of the many ethnic minorities and the battles that they face daily to survive.

After the death of George Floyd, Shola had an ‘awakening’ and wondered whether having frank, but difficult conversations with various individuals that had influenced her life would bring about equality, understanding and most importantly change. She decided to invent an imaginary app, called ‘The ICE app’ which allows her to do this through the book.