Throughout October, we want to bring awareness to important Black figures. By highlighting the challenges that the Black community has endured, we hope to help understand and support the modern community that continues to thrive today.
We have been working with Celia Dipple, a Falmouth University Illustration student, to shine the spotlight on some important figures in the Black community.
Candice Carty-Williams is a writer and author of Queenie, a Sunday Times Bestseller novel.
Released in 2019, Queenie shot to success as a bold and honest novel reflecting the experiences of a troubled 25-year-old Jamaican Brit in London. The book was shortlisted for the Waterstones, Foyles and Goodreads Book of 2019 and won Book of The Year at the British Book Awards 2020.
Candice created the Guardian and 4th Estate BAME short story prize in 2016, the first inclusive initiative of its kind.
She continues to write for various publications, including Guardian, i-D, Vogue International, Black Ballad and more.
To see more Black History Month profiles, news, resources and events, visit the SU Black History Month hub.