Iashia John

‘United to Give’ Grants Panellist

Iashia has lived in Hammersmith & Fulham for over 20 years. She is passionate about helping those in the community. She is a member of the OPDC Community Review Group (Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation). She says it is very exciting to be joining UNITED and it is a chance to make a really big difference in an area that she loves, helping those who need a little push in the right direction.

60 seconds with Iashia

What causes are you passionate about?

Housing development, home education, homelessness and many more social issues affecting our borough.

Who do you admire locally?

Saskieja Belmont is someone I admire for her work ethic, positivity and sheer dedication to progressive change in Hammersmith and Fulham. She has inspired me, my family and many others to be the best version of themselves.

Who do you admire internationally?

I have always found Misty Copeland awe-inspiring as a black American ballet dancer who has paved the way for women of colour in ballet. Her pose, grace and determination are remarkable.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

What’s your favourite spot in the borough?

Shepherds Bush Green war memorial, it is nice to sit and watch the busy world go by.