English novelist, author, and actress who is best recognized for her works in short fiction and poetry. She is known for her books On Snakes and Other Stories, Bone: A Collection of poetry, and the Terrible, a memoir based upon her life.
She started her career as a model in her twenties and worked for several brands such as Nike, Apple, and Top Shop. She started performing her spoken-word poetry shortly after and went on to release her first book On Snakes and Other Stories in 2013.
In 2012, she was listed as one of the top five female writers to watch by Company Magazine.
She was born in Chorley, Northern England to a Jamaican mother and Nigerian father.