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Candice Brathwaite

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Candice Brathwaite is an author, journalist, TV presenter, and the founder of Make Motherhood Diverse – an online initiative that aims to ensure more people see themselves reflected online.  Candice’s new book, Sista Sister, is a compilation of essays about all the things she wishes she'd been told when she was a young Black girl growing up in London. From family and money to Black hair and fashion, as well as relationships between people of different races and colourism. Sista Sister is the follow up to Candice’s debut book, I Am Not Your Baby Mother, which was published in May 2020 and quickly became a Sunday Times Best-seller. It’s an urgent and eye-opening book about Black British motherhood, the first of its kind in the UK. In this interview, Candice explains why Black British women will always be at the forefront of her storytelling. She tells us about the boundaries she has in place to ensure optimum self-protection and fearless creative output, the highs and lows of social media and how she doesn’t promote the idea of becoming an influencer. We also discuss friendship and trauma bonding, performative activism, cultural appropriation in wellness, colourism, her career aspirations and much more. Pre-order Sista Sister Buy I Am Not Your Baby Mother Find Candice on Instagram Candice's TV recommendation All The Small Things is co-produced and edited by Venetia La Manna and produced by Holly Falconer, with music composed by William Haxworth and artwork designed by Alex Sedano.  

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