I remember stepping into the industry thinking that things would be a bed of roses. Shortly after, I was faced with the harsh reality that the hospitality was not as diverse as I thought and it lacked some of the most basic resources for black employees. I have so many stories of the prejudices I faced because of the colour of my skin. This is what pushed me to start Black in Hospitality (BIH): to help young men and women like me who went - and are still going through - the same things I went through. BIH is a safe and inclusive space for black hospitality professionals, students, travellers and consultants to share their story, while helping hotels and restaurants create and implement anti-racism policies and training initiatives.