Charlie Brinkhurst Cuff to give the Claudia Jones lecture: book now
Reserve your place to hear the award-winning journalist on Thursday 2 December
From writing what it’s like to be a mixed-race girl on Tinder – being called a caramel cutie – to Motherland: real stories of the windrush children featuring David Lammy, Lenny Henry, Corinne Bailey Rae, Sharmaine Lovegrove, Hannah Lowe, Jamz Supernova, Natasha Gordon and Rikki Beadle-Blair, Charlie Brinkhurst Cuff’s output has blossomed since one of her first jobs editing a property supplement at the Hampstead & Highgate Express.
She is now a senior staff editor at The New York Times, was an editor-in-chief at gal-dem magazine and is a winner of The Guardian’s Georgina Henry Award for Innovation in Journalism. She is rightly proud of her hard-hitting Vice article, The UK Imprisons Twice as Many Black Women as White Women for Drugs, and her exploration of Afro-Caribbean hair salons in Peckham for the Financial Times. She believes her journalism can counteract the negativity found in right-wing tabloids that affect people of colour in the UK.