My desire is to share hope, love, light and laughter and to help build confidence through positive self-imagery amongst underrepresented children of colour where they are encouraged to know their self-worth.
I have always enjoyed writing, particularly poetry. After the birth of each of my children I was always inspired to write a book that could help them in their development, which would be lighthearted, fun and memorable; in some sort of way, an ode of love to them.
The birth of my son brought a new sense of hope and I wanted to create something valuable specifically for him which would not only inspire him to be great but also reinforce how wonderful he is. As the book ‘Durotimi the Champion’ evolved, I realised this could encourage other children too and decided to share it with the world. My intention is for children to see themselves represented in the best possible way, given ‘As a person thinks is what they become’. My desire is to share hope, love, light and laughter and to help build confidence through positive self-imagery amongst underrepresented children of colour where they are encouraged to know their self-worth.
Born and raised in the UK, I was privileged to spend time being educated in Nigeria before returning to the UK to complete my secondary school education. I graduated with a degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Coventry University and have worked within Clinical Research for over 17 years, simultaneously obtaining a postgraduate certificate in Public Health from the University of Warwick and a certificate from the University of Oxford in their Women’s Leadership Development Programme. I enjoy going on holidays and spending time with family and friends. I live outside London with my husband and three children.