Journalist

I have written a series of commissioned pieces on the contemporary disenfranchisement and oppression of people of colour, feminism, as well as conducted interviews with public figures such as Patrisse Khan-Cullors, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement. To date, I have written for The Guardian, The Skinny, gal-dem, and been interviewed by The Huffington Post.

The Colour of Madness: Seeking Healthcare as a POC
“In my mind growing up, therapy was a thing that wealthy white Americans did, not something a person like me could benefit from.”

A Diverse Reading List Is No Threat to Shakespeare – Every Student Benefits
As a black student studying English literature, I was rarely reflected in the texts I studied or the people who taught me. A more complete story needs to be told.

Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele on When They Call You A Terrorist
Three women came together to form an active response to systemic racism – the Black Lives Matter movement. We talk to co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors and journalist asha bandele as new book When They Call You A Terrorist hits shelves.

Black History Month 2016: Where We Stand
Does filming and sharing the strife of black people harm more than it helps? Rianna Walcott questions the most dangerous black tropes and surveys a history of white gaze on black pain.

Opal’s ‘JuJu Club’ is an insult to black culture
“My search on the origins of ‘JuJu’ brought me to Nigeria, and yet the club itself seems to think it’s Ghanaian. This is an example of how African culture is considered interchangeable; a club that’s entire premise is Yoruba spirituality has gotten the wrong country. Additionally, the promotional imagery is drawn from New Orleans Voodoo culture.”

Terrible Feminism: My three feminist flaws
From feeling validated by catcallers to burning Germaine Greer at the stake (figuratively), Rianna Walcott admits to three uncomfortable flaws she’s noticed in her feminism.

Free Bleeding: Sweat, Tears and Bloody Taboos
In the aftermath of Kiran Ghandi’s controversial London Marathon, we take a look at why shame-free menstruation is about much more than making strangers uncomfortable.

Couchsurfin’ USA: The Female Travelling Experience
Taking stock of the perks and pains that the patriarchy holds for women backpacking across North America.

Millennial Wankers: Erotic ASMR
Meet the mysterious world of people who get off on the sound of whispered sweet nothings from the lips of YouTubers they’ve never met.

European holiday hotspots cheaper now compared with two years ago
Despite Brexit fears, Post Office survey finds visitors to Bulgaria, Portugal and Spain will spend less on meals and drinks than they would have in 2014.

The Last Bookstore: a literary treasure trove in downtown LA
The biggest (and loveliest) new and secondhand bookshop in California is on a mission: to ‘keep the paper and ink book business alive’.

The Paradox of Race – #blackonblack
“To be seen and judged as an individual, independent of race or creed is a freedom most people in the Western world consider their right. Most people wouldn’t even aspire to this as a goal, as it seems so integral to our society. And yet, it is a right that I do not have.”