According to the NHS, Black British women are more likely to experience anxiety. These three exceptional Black British female authors will discuss their perspective on the challenges that come with accessing and living the black girl magic potential, and how this has influenced their work.
FourHubs is a magazine focused on highlighting writers in four fields (poets, screenwriters, playwrights, novelists), headed up by Theresa Lola, Candice Carty Williams and Tobi Kyeremateng. FourHubs is an attempt to divert from traditional magazines aimed at writers and incorporate a more visual aesthetic.
Irenosen Okojie (chair) is a Nigerian-British writer. Her debut novel Butterfly Fish won a Betty Trask Award. Her short stories have been published internationally, including in Salt’s Best British Short Stories 2017, Kwani? and The Year’s Best Weird Fiction. In 2018, Irenosen Okojie was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Yomi Adegoke is an award-winning journalist. She writes about race, feminism, popular culture and how they intersect, as well as class and politics. She has worked at ITN, Channel 4 News and The Pool as a senior writer and freelanced for Vogue, The Guardian and The Independent amongst others. In 2018 she was listed as one of most influential people in London by the Evening Standard.
Elizabeth Uviebinené is an award-winning Marketing Manager from London: a storyteller bursting with ideas. Elizabeth creates marketing campaigns that are culturally progressive. In 2018, Elizabeth was recognised by The Dots as a women redefining the creative industry, and has won a WeAreTheCity Rising Star award.
Diana Evans is the author of Ordinary People. Her first novel, 26a, won the inaugural Orange Award for New Writers. Diana has contributed to The Independent, Marie Claire, The Guardian, Observer, Harper’s Bazaar, Daily Telegraph and many other publications, and holds an MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia.
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