This blog is a overspill of my thoughts. I’m an award winning journalist interested in class, race, gender, social justice, liberation, black feminism, and how these things fit into politics in a wider context. I write features and comment. I’ve loved reading and writing since I could hold a pen, but at age 19, I switched from writing personal diaries to wider musings on the world.
I’m currently working on my first book. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race will be published by Bloomsbury Books in 2017.
This year, I won a 30 to watch award from MHP Communications. In 2014, the Guardian listed me as one of the 30 most exciting people under 30 in digital media. I’ve also been listed in Elle Magazine’s 100 Inspirational Women list, and The Root’s 30 black viral voices under 30. In 2010, I won a high commendation from Channel 4’s Best Young Blogger competition.
My work can be found at The Voice, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Independent, Inside Housing, Dazed and Confused Magazine, Vice, Broadly, Stylist Magazine the New Humanist, the Telegraph, and websites like The F Word and New Left Project. I was proud to be a contributing editor at Feminist Times before the publication had to close due to lack of funds. I sometimes appear on the radio and TV, most notably BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. I was on the panel of judges for Woman’s Hour’s 2014 Power List, in which we deemed Doreen Lawrence the most influential woman in Britain.
Outside of writing, you might find me reading (obviously), cycling, buying nail polish or trying to find good coffee.