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Aisha Thomas - Author

About the Author

Aisha Thomas is the founder of Representation Matters Ltd (c), an organisation that provides workshops, talks and consultancy on diversity, equity and inclusion for schools and businesses. She was formerly an assistant principal at a large secondary school in Bristol. Aisha provides training on race in education at the University of Bristol, the University of the West of England and in schools nationwide.

In 2018, she presented a documentary for the BBC investigating the low number of Black teachers in Bristol, and in 2019, Aisha delivered a powerful TEDxBristol talk called 'Why Representation Matters'. Aisha is currently working on a number of local and national projects, including Beyond the 26, which collects stories and experiences from Black and racially minoritised educators in Bristol. She also contributed to a series of videos on allyship for BBC Teach. For more information, follow @itsrepmatters on social media and visit

Books by Aisha Thomas