The long-awaited, inspirational guide to life for a generation of black British women inspired to make lemonade out of lemons, and find success in every area of their lives.
'This book is a gift for anyone who wants to better understand what Black women and girls are up against - and the tremendous resources they draw upon as they make their way in the world' Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org
Slay In Your Lane is a brilliant book about what it is like to be a woman, black and a Londoner in 2018. Everyone should read it' Sadiq Khan
'Black women today are well past making waves - we're currently creating something of a tsunami. Women who look like us, grew up in similar places to us, talk like us, are shaping almost every sector of society.'
From education to work to dating, this inspirational, honest and provocative book recognises and celebrates the strides black women have already made, while providing practical advice for those who want to do the same and forge a better, visible future.
Illustrated with stories from best friends Elizabeth Uviebinené and Yomi Adegoke's own lives, and using interviews with dozens of the most successful black women in Britain - including BAFTA Award-winning director Amma Asante, British Vogue publisher Vanessa Kingori and Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis - Slay In Your Lane is essential reading for a generation of black women inspired to find success in every area of their lives.
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About the Author
Yomi Adegoke is a mutli award-winning journalist and author. She writes about race, feminism, popular culture and how they intersect, as well as class and politics. She has worked at ITN, Channel 4 News and The Pool as a senior writer and freelanced for Vogue, the Guardian and the Independent amongst others. In 2018 she was listed as one of most influential people in London by the Evening Standard. She was awarded journalist of the year by the Woman In Africa awards, named a Marie Claire Future Shaper and was awarded the Groucho Maverick
Elizabeth Uviebinené is an award-winning Marketing Manager from London. A natural in creative storytelling and idea generation, with a passion for brands, Elizabeth creates marketing campaigns that are culturally progressive and commercially impactful. In 2018, Elizabeth was recognised by The Dots as a woman redefining the creative industry, and awarded a Rising Star in the PR, Communications and Marketing industry by WeAreTheCity.
'So many young women are looking for guidance as they navigate their personal and professional lives. With Slay in Your Lane: The Black Girl's Bible, Elizabeth and Yomi offer wisdom and encouragement to a rising generation of Black female leaders, on everything from the basics of financial literacy to how to deal with micro-aggressions in the workplace. This book is a gift for anyone who wants to better understand what Black women and girls are up against--and the tremendous resources they draw upon as they make their way in the world' Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org
'A cultural landmark... This book is as much a rallying cry to black women across the British Isles as it is a solid foundation for serious discussions about modern race relations.' Daily Telegraph
'A prime example of how straightforward it should be to provide representation for young black girls' Vice
'An essential read for black women who want their experiences validated and for young British teens to see the inspirational women who have come before them' Victoria Sanusi, iNews
'Outspoken new role models for the next generation of black women ... I imagine its intended audience will devour it whole. But it deserves to be widely read' Janice Turner, The Times
'An inspiring read' Pheobe Hurst, The Pool
'An inspirational guide to life for the modern British black woman' Elle
'SIYL is an extremely important piece in black British sisterhood, because no one can talk to black women like black women' Black Ballad
'This book is such a brilliant insight into being a black woman in Britain - buy it to help the young black women in your life - and if you're white, buy it so you know what we have to go through every day, because ignorance is a form of complicity' Otegha Uwagba, author of Little Black Book