When it came to choosing a topic for her dissertation as part of a BA in graphic design, Anoushka Khandwala decided to explore a question that had played on her mind since starting her degree. Where were all the women of colour? In tandem with a creative industry beginning to wake up to its own diversity issues, Anoushka was paving the way for a much-needed discussion, and people began to take note. On top of connecting with creative heavyweights including Natasha Jen of Pentagram, an edit of her dissertation was published in Creative Review in March this year. Soon after, she was also contacted by organisers of Jessica Walsh’s initiative, Ladies Wine Design, to co-curate a panel discussion on the matter. She tells us how it all unfolded, the importance of highlighting these issues, and thoughts for others looking to land on a line of study that really resonates and connects with industry.