“‘You are just here because you are black, you are just here because you are African, you are just here because you are a black woman or you are just here because you are a gay black man’.”
Oti went on to explain that she can usually sense if she is being hired for “box ticking” reasons.
“Sometimes I will get a job or an opportunity and be like, I don’t want to be the shiny black girl in this situation. You go, ‘well it does not look like you had me [in mind]’.
“It feels like, oh we need a little bit of this, so let’s add a little bit of this and a little bit of shiny,” she added.