Hi, that’s me up there.
I’m a London-based* freelance journalist and editor; I write for newspapers, magazines and websites on a variety of subjects, from art to television to internet culture. Sometimes I chat on the radio. Other times, I talk on panels and do the odd compèring gig.
On Yoruba Girl Dancing I write about things like race, pop culture, and feminism, but also silly, lovely-but-fleeting things like handsome men and cheesecake. I tweet too much and watch too much telly, but I also enjoy reading, eating, and especially like handsome men who also enjoy reading and eating. I recently started wearing lipstick but I’ve always been a huge nail varnish fan (currently: Maybelline Color Show in Pink Shock).
*I’m actually in Berlin for a couple of months at the moment, on a journalism fellowship. But, you know, I’m usually London-based.
Things I like (an inexhaustive list):
Particularly keen on When Harry Met Sally, The Princess Bride, Singin’ In The Rain, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Grosse Pointe Blank, High Fidelity, How To Marry A Millionaire, Love & Sex, Brown Sugar.
I love The Girls’ Guide To Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon, Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, London Is The Best City In America by Laura Dave, Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld, The Position by Meg Wolitzer, The Boy With The Topknot by Sathnam Sanghera, Kindred by Octavia Butler.
I love telly. Pretty much everything except Britain’s Got Talent and any of the Real Housewives.
Other things I like:
Coffee cake, cheesecake, coconut cake, CAKE, the curve of Mos Def’s smile, fried egg sandwiches, writing, nail varnish, gifs, shea butter, Jesse Williams’ nose, Nicole Beharie’s face, Junot Diaz’s mind.