‘So many young women are looking for guidance as they navigate their personal and professional lives. With Slay in Your Lane: The Black Girl's Bible, Elizabeth and Yomi offer wisdom and encouragement to a rising generation of Black female leaders, on everything from the basics of financial literacy to how to deal with micro-aggressions in the workplace. This book is a gift for anyone who wants to better understand what Black women and girls are up against―and the tremendous resources they draw upon as they make their way in the world’ Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org
‘A cultural landmark… This book is as much a rallying cry to black women across the British Isles as it is a solid foundation for serious discussions about modern race relations.’ Daily Telegraph
‘A prime example of how straightforward it should be to provide representation for young black girls’ Vice
'An essential read for black women who want their experiences validated and for young British teens to see the inspirational women who have come before them' Victoria Sanusi, iNews
‘Outspoken new role models for the next generation of black women … I imagine its intended audience will devour it whole. But it deserves to be widely read’ Janice Turner, The Times
‘An inspiring read’ Pheobe Hurst, The Pool
‘An inspirational guide to life for the modern British black woman’ Elle
‘SIYL is an extremely important piece in black British sisterhood, because no one can talk to black women like black women’ Black Ballad
‘This book is such a brilliant insight into being a black woman in Britain – buy it to help the young black women in your life – and if you’re white, buy it so you know what we have to go through every day, because ignorance is a form of complicity’ Otegha Uwagba, author of Little Black Book
About the Author
Yomi Adegoke is an award-winning journalist and senior writer at The Pool. She writes about race, feminism, popular culture and how they intersect, as well as class and politics. In 2013 she founded Birthday Magazine, a publication aimed at black teenage girls and this year was listed as one of the 200 Women Redefining the Creative Industry by The Dots. She was also named as a 'frontline pioneer' bringing the fight to 'a new generation' by the Evening Standard.
Elizabeth Uviebinené is an award-winning Marketing Manager from London. A natural in creative storytelling and idea generation, with a passion for brands, Elizabeth creates marketing campaigns that are culturally progressive and commercially impactful. In 2018, Elizabeth was recognised by The Dots as a woman redefining the creative industry, and awarded a Rising Star in the PR, Communications and Marketing industry by WeAreTheCity.