A Life Less Ordinary with Sophie Elwes

#7 Paula Akpan – Micro-aggressions, Harry Potter & accidentally ‘coming out’

June 22, 2020 Sophie Elwes / Paula Akpan Season 1 Episode 7
A Life Less Ordinary with Sophie Elwes
#7 Paula Akpan – Micro-aggressions, Harry Potter & accidentally ‘coming out’
Show Notes

Paula Akpan is a freelance journalist and co-founder of Black Girl Festival. She is also co-founder of The ‘I’m Tired’ Project – a campaign which aims to highlight the significance of micro-aggressions and stereotypes faced by people in everyday life. Paula writes about a range of subjects with a particular interest in blackness and queerness. She shares her thoughts on the apparent ‘discovery of racism’ by white people on social media in relation to recent events, we talk about what we are both ‘tired of’ and Paula tells Sophie how it felt to be dressed by her mum for Cosmopolitan magazine.