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Serena Richards

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Serena Richards

Serena Richards is from London, England and studied English Literature at university as an undergraduate, where her love for writing started to take off.

She graduated in 2021 and is currently a trainee journalist at The Daily Mirror, studying for her NCTJ. Through journalism she believes it’s important to teach those what is hidden and unknown in society.

She has written for Metro Opinion, Gal-dem, Black Ballad and more, and is interested in how political issues such as capitalism and neoliberalism affect our everyday lives and has spoken about this within her articles.

A lot of her writing and inspiration are from both nonfiction and fiction authors and activists such as Zora Neale Hurston, Bernardine Evaristo, Afua Hirsch, James Baldwin, Darcus Howe, Kazuo Ishiguro, and so much more.

Serena is of Jamaican descent and loves to read of characters from different and under-represented backgrounds, and authors who show the experiences of different people over the world.

“I think it's important that we tap into different authors who discuss a range of cultural differences worldwide that we would have never come across, whether that be through fiction or nonfiction.”

“I have read a plethora of books from authors that draw on their own background and create different worlds for us to escape and fall in love in, which I want to replicate through my words.”

She is currently working on her first book which she plans for it to be the next big series.

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