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'''Amal Fashanu''' is a presenter, journalist, fashion designer and activist against [[Homophobia in sports culture|homophobia in sport]]. She produced a [[BBC3]] documentary ''Britain’s Gay Footballers.''<ref>{{cite web |title=Britain's Gay Footballers |url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01bncfg |website=BBC3 |accessdate=4 May 2019}}</ref> She runs the Justin Fashanu foundation, as well as Black Heart Label, a clothing brand designed to promote activism through fashion, and Amal Fashanu Handbags. In 2012 Fashanu was a contributor to David Cameron's summit on discrimination in sport.
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'''Amal Fashanu''' is a presenter, journalist, fashion designer and activist against [[Homophobia in sports culture|homophobia in sport]]. She produced a [[BBC3]] documentary ''Britain’s Gay Footballers.''<ref>{{cite web |title=Britain's Gay Footballers |url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01bncfg |website=BBC3 |accessdate=4 May 2019}}</ref> She runs the [[Justin Fashanu]] foundation, as well as Black Heart Label, a clothing brand designed to promote activism through fashion, and Amal Fashanu Handbags. In 2012 Fashanu was a contributor to David Cameron's summit on discrimination in sport.
  
 
== Early years and education ==
 
== Early years and education ==

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Nationality British
Education Brunel University, IED University
Occupation Journalist, presenter, activist, fashion designer
Parents John Fashanu, Marisol Acuna
Family Justin Fashanu

Amal Fashanu is a presenter, journalist, fashion designer and activist against homophobia in sport. She produced a BBC3 documentary Britain’s Gay Footballers.[1] She runs the Justin Fashanu foundation, as well as Black Heart Label, a clothing brand designed to promote activism through fashion, and Amal Fashanu Handbags. In 2012 Fashanu was a contributor to David Cameron's summit on discrimination in sport.

Early years and education

Template:BLP unsourced section Fashanu is the daughter of former footballer John Fashanu and model Marisol Acuna.[no citations needed here] She attended St Christina's School in London, before moving to Madrid in 1999 to study at Runnymede College. In 2006 she began her studies at Brunel University in London, receiving a BASc in Communications and Media Studies. Fashanu has a master's degree in handbag design from IED University in Madrid.

Whilst at University, Fashanu had a successful career as a model, notably modelling alongside Professor Green for Puma in FHM.

Career

In 2012, Fashanu's BBC 3 Documentary Britain’s Gay Footballers was released to critical acclaim.[2] Following the suicide of her uncle Justin Fashanu, Britain's first black £1m footballer who was also openly gay, the film explored homophobia and discrimination within the football world. The documentary was nominated for numerous awards, including a British Broadcasting Award in 2013.

Her second documentary The Batman Shootings [3] (2012) covered the massacre in a US cinema in which 12 people were killed by a lone shooter whilst watching The Dark Knight Rises. Her third, Find A Home For My Brother[4] (2015) explored the care provisions that are in place for young people with learning disabilities in the UK and Ghana.

In 2012, Fashanu was invited by then British Prime Minister David Cameron to a summit on discrimination in football at Downing Street.[5] Following this meeting, she was inspired to create her fashion label, Black Heart Label, which combines activism and fashion to promote equality. This line is dedicated to Justin Fashanu.

After undertaking an MA in handbag design from IED University, Fashanu created Amal Fashanu Handbags. The brand creates luxury handbags and accessories whilst promoting small businesses.

Fashanu works as a journalist and has reported for BBC News, BBC Radio, talkSPORT, Sky News, Sky Sport, The Huffington Post[6] and The Guardian.

Fashanu and her father set up the Justin Fashanu Foundation[7] to eliminate prejudice and tackle homophobia in sport.

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