SLAY IN YOUR LANE
Join Yomi Adegoke, journalist and senior writer at The Pool and writer and brand marketer Elizabeth Uviebinené in conversation with musician and presenter Jamelia for a very special and inspiring evening. Yomi and Elizabeth will be discussing their guide to life for a generation of British black women, Slay in Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible.
From education, to work, to dating, to representation, money and health, Slay in Your Lane explores the uniquely challenging experiences black British women face every day, and offers advice and encouragement on how to navigate them. Yomi and Elizabeth combine their own experiences with interviews with some of the UK’s most successful black women, inclu...ding Jamelia, BAFTA award-winning director Amma Asante, bestselling author journalist and broadcaster Afua Hirsch, Dawn Butler MP and VOGUE Publishing Director Vanessa Kingori.
Don’t miss this brilliant opportunity to celebrate the strides Black women have already made, and to learn how you can do the same to forge a better, visible future.
This event will be popular so do book early to avoid disappointment. Hub Talks are free for Impact Hub Birmingham members and £5 for non members.
ABOUT OUR GUEST WRITERS:
Yomi Adegoke is an award-nominated 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.
Elizabeth Uviebinené is a Marketing Manager at a leading global brand. She graduated from Warwick University in 2013 with a Politics and International relations degree and specialises in creating marketing campaigns that are both culturally progressive and commercially impactful.
Yomi and Elizabeth will be in conversation with award winning artist Jamelia.
Jamelia: hailing from Birmingham, multi award winning Jamelia embarked on her career as a singer-songwriters at the tender age of 15. With 7 Top 10 singles, 2 Gold albums and 1 Double Platinum in the UK alone, Jamelia’s subsequent international success (including number 1’s in Italy, Spain, Australia & Thailand) solidified her position as one of the UK’s most successful black music artists.
After 10 years in the music industry, Jamelia decided to try her hand at television, again achieving great success as a panellist, documentary author, presenter and talent show judge. Jamelia has also followed her passions for acting, gaining roles in both tv and film. Amelia’s modelling career has seen her grace the covers of Cosmo, Elle and Harpers & Queen and she has fronted campaigns for global brands.
On top of all these accolades, Jamelia is also mum to 17 year old Téja and 12 year old Tiani. Amelia’s daughters to her, are the most important accolade of all.
Jamelia aims to continue to advocate for and empower girls and women like her self!
This event is in collaboration with Writers to Readers and 4th Estate books.