In this episode, I speak with Nova Reid who is an Activist, TED speaker and author, with a mission to improve racial justice by helping people be the change they want to see by courageously unlearning their racism.
Nova uses her professional background in mental wellbeing to encourage meaningful change from the inside out. She has worked with a variety of organisations including BT and Bloody Good Period and has an online anti-racism academy.
Nova regularly appears on BBC News, Sky News and BBC Radio as a media expert on race. In 2018, Nova was invited to attend the Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to provide expert media commentary.
Nova is an accomplished public speaker and was headhunted by TEDx Frankfurt to deliver a talk on microaggressions which was upgraded as a TED talk in 2020. Nova was named one of the Top 100 Black British Women by the Black Magic Network, as part of International Women’s Day 2019 and in November 2020 she was awarded a Precious Award for Social Impact for her work in racial justice.
Nova is a passionate advocate for equity, collective healing and helping people use self-agency to role model change. Her debut book The Good Ally is out in September 2021.
We speak about her journey getting into anti-racism work, the challenges of collective healing and the joy she’s found along the way.
To find out more about Nova, visit her website novareid.com