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This is Me – let’s celebrate what makes us unique

Barking and Dagenham is a vibrant and diverse borough with a proud history and strong sense of community. We want to celebrate what brings us together, what makes each of us unique, and how together, we all help to make our unique community.

We want to create a snapshot of Barking and Dagenham by celebrating all of the individual and unique people who help make this place what it is, and telling their individual stories. 

We’ll be out and about across the borough throughout the year with our #thisisme selfie frame, encouraging residents to strike a pose and tell us what makes them who they are so we can share their stories on social media.

Of course, you don’t need a selfie frame to showcase how great you are, you can get involved and share your story on social media anytime using #thisisme. Tag us or post on our page and we’ll try to share your story.


Gina Obeng

We caught up with local Fitness Influencer Gina Obeng. Gina tells us about her fitness journey, how she got here and the positive impact she has on her clients' lives.

Get involved and share your story on social media using #thisisme