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We are so excited to share a double celebration this month with OWN IT!’s co-founder Crystal Mahey-Morgan shortlisted for Literary Agent of the Year and Salena Godden‘s intoxicating debut MRS DEATH MISSES DEATH, shortlisted for Book of the Year Fiction: Début!
We are so excited to welcome Sian Anderson to the OWN IT! family.
Sian Anderson is a media powerhouse. As well as running Saint Music – her own Record Label alongside Parlophone Records, Sian also holds down a daytime presenter/DJ slot on BBC Radio 1Xtra (Friday and Saturday 4-7pm) and a specialist show (Monday nights 9-11pm), runs youth mentoring programme Nexxt Step supported by the Mayor of London and has released her debut cookbook Sian And(her)Son.
Raised in Lewisham, South London, Sian fell into grime early on, sparring with friends in the playground over ripped Wiley and Ruff Sqwad instrumentals. Her love for the sound was passed on from her older brother who would, every night, crank his speakers to full volume and blare garage, jungle and drum and bass sets that would shake the ceiling above Sian’s room. When (at Live Magazine) she began to interview artists such as Nu Brand Flexxx and Kano, she soon realised that the life of an MC was not for her. She much preferred talking and writing about the music. It was at this point that she and best friend Julie Adenuga pulled together and decided to send a pilot into underground radio station Rinse FM. The demo, recorded on Julie’s iPhone, would never be heard by Rinse’s higher-ups, but, as is the way of the world, Rinse would eventually get in touch with the pair anyway, offering them a show on the station, Sundays at 11am.
AN ABOLITIONIST’S HANDBOOK: #TheLondonTour with Patrisse Cullors
Part of #TheLondonTour and in celebration of International Women’s Day. Patrisse Cullors is co-founder and former executive director of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation. Conversation led by Richie Brave Presenter, Broadcaster and writer.
Although due to circumstances beyond our control Patrisse had to join us virtually at SoHo House, for the first stop of #TheLondonTour, her energy and vibrancy was so powerful that it really felt like Patrisse was in the room with us.
This event is brought to you by OWN IT! a storytelling lifestyle brand publishing and producing powerful content across books, music art and film and Kayza Rose, a creative producer, artistic director, filmmaker, activist and Arts Council England – Change Maker. Kayza is the founding director of BLM Fest, which was created to celebrate Black lives.
Patrisse joined us at Rich Mix to talk about activism, art and abolition to celebrate her new book AN ABOLITIONIST’S HANDBOOK: 12 Steps to Changing Yourself and the World.
Conversation led by presenter, broadcaster and writer Riche Brave.
Patrisse Cullors at WOW Fest
Patrisse joined us at The Royal Festival Hall for Women of the World Fest, to discuss activism, community work & the importance of humour, with writer Afua Hirsch, author of Brit(ish).
An Abolitionist’s Handbook: 12 Steps to Changing Yourself and the World
by bestselling author and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation Patrisse Cullors. With over 20 years on the frontlines of abolitionist organising, Cullors offers a bold, innovative and humanistic approach to how to be a modern-day abolitionist.
At its heart, this is a book which allows us to re-imagine the world, making it a better and more equal place for all.
We’re so excited for you to come on this journey with us.
If you loved Stuart Goodman’s photography book ONE SATURDAY IN 82 ON BROADWAY MARKET as much as us, then you’ll love this…
Prints now available in various sizes.
Hahnemüle Fine Art Print on Hahnemüle FineArt Baryta.