I write about identity, pop culture, representation, growing up, and travel. I have been writing online since 2013, primarily on my blog TAPE PARADE. I am represented by Becky Thomas at Johnson & Alcock.
My first book, Not Quite White, will be released in Autumn 2019 by Simon & Schuster. The book is part memoir and part cultural commentary written in my distinctive humorous yet critical tone. Not Quite White will look at my experiences of growing up with two mixed-ethnicity parents via pop culture and representation from the last two decades. How we construct and understand identity is a key theme throughout the book.
My blog TAPE PARADE, has been featured in Blogosphere, Buzzfeed, ShoutOut, RT, Revelist, The Daily Dot, and Huffington Post. I have over 13000 readers worldwide. Amongst my most read pieces are my essays on racial identity and diversity (one of which went viral), and my posts about grief which followed the unexpected death of my best friend. My blog is increasingly focused on identity, race, empowerment, and living an ethical life. I have recently started publishing articles on Medium as well as on my own blog.
Selected BLOG Posts
What Is Cultural Appropriation? (May 2018)
The Question of Africa: Am I African? (April 2018)
The Snow Queen (March 2018)
On Sight: My Story and Battling Blindness (written for World Sight Day 2017)
Sunflowers: Race and Representation (October 2017)
The Longest Time: On Love and Relationships (November 2016)
The First Year Without You (November 2015)
What It's Like Not Being White (August 2015)