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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).

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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.


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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).






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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.


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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).

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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.


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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).

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Paula is currently a fully-funded Masters student at Goldsmiths, studying Black British History with an interest in mapping out the lives and activism of Black British lesbians and queer women during the 70s and 80s. Alongside her writing and academic endeavours, she is also the director of a charitable incorporated company called The Black Queer Travel Guide, a digital resource prioritising Black queer travellers and our safety as we navigate the world, through offering experiences, advice and information on destinations around the globe.


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