60 Seconds With: Yomi Adegoke

Yomi Adegoke is a multi award-winning journalist and author who writes about race, feminism, popular culture and how they intersect. Her first book, co-authored by Elizabeth Uviebinené, Slay In Your Lane, is a long-awaited guide to life for a generation of black British women inspired to make lemonade out of lemons. We caught up with her to get a glimpse into her life in 10 quick questions...  

Perfect day… The Sunday before a bank holiday spent sat in my local park in the summer surrounded by cider and loved ones, armed with the knowledge I don’t have to work the next day.

The book everyone should read… The Terrible by Yrsa Daley-Ward

Guiltiest pleasure… Binging Married at First Sight (the messier, American iteration) with a tub of salted caramel Haagen-Dazs.

Love of my life… Wish I would be wry and ironic here, but it actually is my boyfriend.

Favourite place in the world (and why)… Havana, because it's like nowhere else in the best possible way and has the most wonderful people on the planet.

Dream dinner party guests (and why)… Tiffany Pollard, Rihanna, Joseline Hernandez and Cardi B - it would be hilarious and I like to laugh.

Wardrobe weakness… Overpriced, impractical designer bags.

In my bag… A set of keys with far too many key rings, a book I won’t finish, my purse, my phone, a brush and always a lip balm (I keep a different one in every bag I own).

Go-to uniform… High waisted jeans, Adidas trainers and a slightly oversized jumper.

How you take a moment for yourself (to relax and unwind)…  I sit in front of a Netflix show I only half want to watch, lower the volume, and use it as a soundtrack to help me fall asleep.

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