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CONTRIBUTOR PAULA AKPAN

Paula Akpan is a journalist, historian and public speaker. Her work mainly focuses on blackness, queerness, and social politics and she regularly writes for a variety of publications including Vogue, Teen Vogue, The Independent, Stylist, VICE, i-D, & Bustle

She’s also a published essayist, having written an essay on Black women and community in Slay In Your Lane’s anthology Loud Black Girls (published by 4th Estate Books at HarperCollins, 1 Oct 2020) and another on Black British Lesbians and their relationship with the UK Black Women’s movement for the forthcoming Queer Bible anthology (published by HQ at HarperCollins, 10 Jun 2021). She is also the researcher for the UK edition of 'The Queens' English' (published by Vintage Books at Random House, Jun 2021).