I'm a journalist, writer and editor whose work focuses mainly around feminism, politics and race. As the opinions editor at gal-dem I have the amazing responsibility of editing some of the most personal, important narratives being produced by women of colour, and I'm very lucky to have a complimentary position at Dazed magazine, alongside freelancing for the Guardian, VICE and the FT. I have recently signed with an agent to produce my first book. Tweets @CharlieBCuff.
- Our stories need to be told – life as a black female journalist starting outFour young black women discuss online trolling, professional barriers and developing a thick skin in their chosen industry From left: Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, Emmanuella Kwenortey, Isabel Togoh and Aletha Adu are all recipients of the Guardian’s Scott Trust bursary. Photograph: Jill Mead for the Guardian
- WHAT WE’VE LEARNT FROM THE SKIN LIGHTENING SERIESI first became aware of skin lightening when searching for hair-care products in my local cosmetics shop. Sandwiched amongst jars of coconut oil and tubs of hair relaxer, “skin-whitening”, “skin-brightening” and “skin-toning” products gleamed at me from neatly-stacked shelves; plastered with the faces of “fair-skinned” black and Asian women. Whether it be in Paks hair shop in Dalston, or Sheba’s hair shop in Peckham, wherever women of colour frequent for their beauty buys, skin-lightening produc
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