Chelsea Kwakye is a 25 year old history graduate and author from Homerton College, Cambridge.
Arriving from an East London state school, she was the only black girl in her Cambridge year group of around 200 people studying History, making it a very difficult environment to navigate.
She has co-authored Taking Up Space with Ore Ogunbiyi, which aims to tackle issues of access, unrepresentative curricula, discrimination and show the activist zeal of black women within university spaces.
It was published by Stormzy’s Merky Books, Random House Heinemann in June 2019.
Taking up Space is now in development with the BBC and Sid Gentle productions for a television series.
Passionate on social mobility, allyship and international race relations, Chelsea has worked with many organizations and brands who are keen to learn about structural organizational change.
She is in her first year of a training contract at a top law firm in London.