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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.


Shonna Damms, Social Worker

Shonna gave up a life in show business to help disadvantaged children in Barking and Dagenham.

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