literature & poetry
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Slay in Your Lane

Part of London Literature Festival

Authors Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené offer an inspirational, honest and provocative take on navigating the map of life as a black woman.

They explore education, work, dating, representation, money and health – life – in a talk illustrated with stories from their own lives, and from interviews with dozens of the most successful black women in Britain, including Amma Asante, Charlene White, Jamelia, Denise Lewis, Malorie Blackman and Dawn Butler MP.

Slay in Your Lane recognises and celebrates the strides black women have already made, while providing practical advice and inspiration for those who want to do the same and forge a better, visible future.

This event is chaired by Chrystal Genesis from Stance Podcast.

Yomi Adegoke is an award-winning journalist and senior writer at The Pool. She writes about race, feminism, popular culture and how they intersect, as well as class and politics. In 2013 she founded Birthday Magazine, a publication aimed at black teenage girls, and this year was listed as one of the 200 Women Redefining the Creative Industry by The Dots. She was also named as a 'frontline pioneer' bringing the fight to 'a new generation' by the Evening Standard.

Elizabeth Uviebinené is an award-winning marketing manager from London. A natural in creative storytelling and idea generation, with a passion for brands, Elizabeth creates marketing campaigns that are culturally progressive and commercially impactful. In 2018, Elizabeth was recognised by The Dots as a woman redefining the creative industry, and awarded a Rising Star in the PR, communications and marketing industry by WeAreTheCity.

Chrystal Genesis is the presenter of award-winning Stance Podcast which explores arts, culture and current affairs from diverse, global perspectives. It is presented as a transatlantic conversation between Genesis in London and Heta Fell in San Francisco. After working at the BBC for almost a decade, creating multi-platform content for Radio 4, 6 Music, BBC1 and BBC World in London and Washington DC, Genesis now works in artistic programming at Southbank Centre for contemporary music, performance and dance.

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Purcell Room


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For ages 16+.