Black female voices aren't breaking through doors against which white male gatekeepers are stubbornly leaning. We're surrounded by black actresses whose dues are yet to be paid. The powers that be continue to sleep on black British actresses, despite the shit-hot performances we've seen from them. If academies like BAFTA aren’t willing to celebrate them, then we will. We're awake to their agency, friends, and we’re using the first week of Unbothered UK, in the lead up to the ceremony, to spotlight some of these incredible women.