WOC at WOW! British Woman of Colour take the stage at the 2013 Woman of the World Festival

6 -10 March.

Save the dates.


Because the Southbank Centre in London will be hosting the annual Woman of the World Festival. A diverse programme of keynote talks, performances, concerts, talks, gigs, debates and free music will be on offer as woman from around the globe come together to discuss and debate the issues that concern us the most. The festival attracts hundreds of women and men from all walks of life – a true celebration of diversity.

Throughout the festival the very best of recognised and emerging female talent from across all fields will be represented from politics to the arts, economics to fashion, science to health, sport, business and education.

Those of you who follow me on Twitter know that I am one of the 100’s of speakers and artists who will be at the festival – it was such a privilege to have been asked!!


Over the weekend of the 9th and 10th of March, several British Women of Colour will be taking the state to share their experiences.


I will be joining an esteemed panel to debate ‘THE POLITICS OF AFRO HAIR’ on Saturday the 9th March.

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It is set to be an electric session as we dissect and discuss the issues that surround how we choose to wear our hair as women of colour and what it means to the individual and to society as a whole.

The other panelists are:

The debate will be chaired by the leading journalist, author and commentator Hannah Pool.

Hannah has written features, interviews and comment for the Guardian for over a decade and is currently the associate editor of ARISE magazine and curator of talk and debates at Africa Utopia and the WOW festivals at the Southbank Centre.

On Sunday the 10th March, some of my fellow Twitter followers and friends will be speaking on the subject of what it means to be from a mixed heritage background.


Join broadcaster Reya El-Salahi, celebrity make-up artist Kay Montano, and Irish-Nigerian visual sociologist Emma Dabiri as they discuss the joys and challenges of being a dual heritage woman in modern-day Britain.

This is obviously a weekend you do not want to miss! Buy your day passes/3 day pass today!

British Women of Colour at the 2013 Women of the World Festival

8 comments for “WOC at WOW! British Woman of Colour take the stage at the 2013 Woman of the World Festival

  1. March 2, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Looking forward to the slot entitled Being Mixed Race on 10th March.

    • March 2, 2013 at 12:47 pm

      Thanks for reading Elizabeth – it is set to be a riveting weekend! Are you on Twitter?

      • March 13, 2013 at 7:52 am

        Yes, I am following you. Love the article on mixed hair

  2. March 2, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    This certainly sounds like and awesome inspirational event. I wish I could attend. I look forward to reading your account of it.

  3. March 7, 2013 at 10:49 am

    I can’t believe I will miss this 🙁 but it’s bound to be a great conversation and the panelists are very influential! Go Nat!

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