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HAIRVOLUTION live online event 15 September 2021

HAIRVOLUTION live online event 15 September 2021


A discussion about the politics and history of Black hair


7.30pm (1930hrs)



Panel includes: Anastasia Chikezie, Stella Dadzie, Annika Allen, Carryl Thomas - further names TBC


  • Annika Allen – co-founder Black Magic Awards and podcaster, UK
  • Eva Anek – design and fashion, UK
  • Anita Asante – fashion and design, USA
  • Caroline Blackburn – former athlete and sports’ injury therapist teacher, UK
  • Doreene Blackstock  - actor, UK
  • Dawn Butler – Member of Parliament, UK
  • Anastasia Chikezie -  award winning Afro hair entrepreneur and pioneer, UK 
  • Stella Dadzie – writer and activist, UK
  • Sokari Douglas Camp – artist, Nigeria / UK
  • Stephanie Douglas Oly - retired Olympian sprinter, UK
  • Deitra Farr – blues, soul and gospel singer-songwriter, USA
  • Rachel Fleming Campbell – litigation attorney, USA
  • Ruthie Foster - singer-songwriter of blues and folk music, USA
  • Kadija George Sesay – writer and curator, UK / Sierra Leone
  • Jamelia – singer-songwriter, broadcaster and author, UK
  • Judith Jacob – actor, radio presenter and fitness instructor, UK
  • Bakita Kasadha – health writer and poet, UK
  • Angie Le Mar – comedian, presenter, producer, UK
  • Francine Mukwaya - human rights campaigner, Democratic Republic of Congo / UK
  • Jessica Okoro – IT program manager and STEM advocate, UK
  • Anita Okunde – climate activist, and member of Youth Parliament, UK
  • Stella Oni – writer, UK / Nigeria
  • Chi Onwurah – Member of Parliament, UK
  • Olusola Oyeleye - award winning writer, director and producer, UK
  • Shade Pratt – footballer and designer, USA
  • Rianna Raymond-Williams – sexual health advisor and social entrepreneur, UK
  • Djamila Ribeiro – feminist philosopher, Brazil
  • Vivienne Rochester – actor, UK
  • Cleo Sylvestre – actor, singer, writer, UK
  • Carryl Thomas – actor, UK
  • Jael Umerah-Makelemiillustrator, graphic designer, UK

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